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Six Independent Artists from Three States Will Vie for Grand Prizes at Final Winery Music Awards Competition

The cream of the crop will compete at the October 7 Finals of the summer-long, wine country-based competition among independent music artists.

Paso Robles, CA, September 18, 2007 --( Saturday’s Winery Music Awards semi-final concert winner, Holiday And The Adventure Pop Collective, from San Diego, became the sixth and last independent artist to qualify for the competition’s finals, to be held at 2PM Sunday, October 7 at River Oaks Hot Springs & Spa in Paso Robles. The five others who ranked among the highest scores of the 20 semi-finalists in the 2007 summer-long wine country competition are: Shannon Curtis from Los Angeles, CA, Dominic Castillo & The Rock Savants of San Luis Obispo, CA, Amber Norgaard of Tucson, AZ, Debra Arlyn of Portland, OR, and Machine from Templeton, CA.

Saturday’s concert was the fourth and last semi-final concert of this year’s event and also featured Fair Trade of Sacramento, CA, Jane Bolduc, of Los Angeles, CA and Vanessa Van Spall from San Francisco, CA. Artist performances were judged by a panel of professionals in the music, entertainment and wine industries in the categories of originality, musicianship and marketability to the prime wine-consuming market.

Of the pool of twenty industry judges for the 2007 competition, some notable names include Jon Anderson, of the legendary rock group, YES; Antonia Bennett, jazz singer and daughter of the great Tony Bennett; and Jake Hooker, composer one of rock’s greatest hits of all time, “I Love Rock and Roll.”

Hosts Andrew Firestone, General Manager of Firestone Winery in Paso Robles, and once featured on TV’s “The Bachelor”, and Janie Terrazas, a Los Angeles-based TV personality and model, keep audiences entertained at each show with their personable charm, quick wit and engaging humor.

Tickets for the final concert competition of the Winery Music Awards are available through or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets are $50.00. More information is available at

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The Winery Music Awards Competition: Founded and produced by Kathy Kelly Productions, Inc., the competition was created out of the growing popularity of quality musical performances at many wineries throughout California. Attendees enjoy fine wine, gourmet food and quality original music in a variety of genres surrounded by rows of vineyards and stacks of wine barrels. The Winery Music Awards competition is a Paso Robles, CA-based showcase open to original music artists from the US and Canada, independent and unsigned with major record labels. Its four monthly semi-final concert competitions began in June. Twenty artists out of nearly 100 who entered the competition qualified to compete in the semi-final rounds.

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