MelodyTrip Announces Award Winners for 1st Annual Festies, the 1st U.S. Music Festival Awards

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Thousands of fans have voted and Bonnaroo is the 2006 US Music Festival of the Year and wins several other major awards, New Orleans Jazz Fest also takes home multiple awards.

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we are thrilled at the overwhelming response to the Festies from live music fans and 2007 is shaping up as an even better year for festival goers.

MelodyTrip today announced the winners of The Festies, the 1st Annual US Music Festival awards.

Thousands of fans voted for the Festies in over 20 categories. MelodyTrip staff and an independent of music bloggers and media also contributed to determine the winners.

Bonnaroo was the big winner, taking home Festies for Best US Music Festival and Best Rock Festival and Superfly/AC Entertainment, the producers of Bonnaroo, were recognized as the Best Festival Production Company. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival also fared very well, winning awards for Best Jazz Festival, Best Post Festival Scene/Nightlife, Best Music Festival Performance (Bruce Springsteen). Quint Davis of Festival Productions, producer of Jazz Fest, was recognized as Festival Producer/Promoter of the Year. Telluride Bluegrass also multiple awards, for Best Bluegrass Festival and Most Scenic Festival Setting.

Jess McCann was the winner of the Festies contest and has won free tickets, airfare to any US music festival!

The list of nominees can be found at http://www.melodytrip.com/MTFesties/Festies.aspx . A complete listing of the winners is listed below. Matt Casey, Founder of MelodyTrip said, “we are thrilled at the overwhelming response to the Festies from live music fans and 2007 is shaping up as an even better year for festival goers.” Casey will be recapping the 2006 Festies, commenting on what transpired in each category this week at http://melodytrip.com/Community/Default.aspx .

Melodytrip.com is the destination for music festival fans nationwide, featuring the FestivalFinder , a searchable database of thousands of music festivals, live coverage, breaking news a network of festival bloggers, and many more festival related features and tools.

2006 Festies Winners:

Best US Music Festival- Bonnaroo, Best US Music Festival Performance- Bruce Springsteen, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Best International Music Festival- Leeds/Carling (Carling Weekend), Best Midsize/Large Festival- High Sierra, Best Rock Festival- Bonnaroo, Best Jazz Festival- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Best Blues Festival- Chicago Blues, Best Country Festival- CMA, Best Bluegrass Festival- Telluride Bluegrass, Best Folk/Roots Festival- Newport Folk, Best R&B/Hip-Hop Festival- Essence, Best Indie/Emerging Artist Festival- South by Southwest, Best Reggae Festival- Bob Marley Movement, Best Electronic/Dance Festival- Detroit Electronic, Best Christian Rock Festival- Creation, Best Festival Website- Coachella, Best Festival Production Company- Superfly/AC Entertainment, Most Scenic Festival Setting- Telluride Bluegrass, Best Festival Newcomer- The Raconteurs, Festival Road Warrior- The Flaming Lips, Best Post Festival Scene/Nightlife- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Best Combination Festival- Telluride Blues & Brews, Best Emerging Festival- Langerado, Most Fan Friendly Festival- 10,000 Lakes, Festival Producer/Promoter of the Year- Quint Davis, Festival Productions, Best New Festival- V Festival (Baltimore), Best Free Festival- Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Best Mobile Festival- Jam Cruise, Best Traveling Festival- Warped Tour

For additional information contact:

Matt Casey

617-834-2506

http://www.melodytrip.com

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