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Best of the Coast 2011—Media/Music

CAT COUNTRY 98.7/NEWS RADIO 1620AM
Winner: Best Radio Station, Best Radio DJ-Brent Lane, Best Morning Show, Best Radio Talk/News Host-Wendi Summers
Runner Up: Best Radio Talk/News Host-Branden Rathert
Cat Country has won this category for four consecutive years, thanks, in part, to its tremendous outreach in the community. Cat Country’s yellow tent and street marketing team are fixtures at every event. Sister station NewsRadio 1620AM’s Wendi Summers won Best Radio Talk/News Host.

LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD
Winner: Best Regular Gig
Runner Up: Best Vocalist
Crutchfield plays a wide range from Dave Matthews, James Morrison and Jeff Buckley to Pearl Jam and Scissor Sisters. You can hear him Tuesday–Saturday nights on The Fish House Deck.

DELUNA FEST
Winner: Best Concert or Show in 2010-2011
Runner Up: Best Annual Event, Best Thing to Look Forward to
Billed as “America’s Original Beach Party”, DeLuna Fest is putting Pensacola back on the festival map. Last year, with a line-up that included Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Dierks Bentley and Willie Nelson, the three-day music festival revived a Pensacola Beach that had seen its summer tourism season crushed by the Deepwater Horizon Spill. The music festival accomplished that mission by helping beach businesses surpass prior years’ revenues. The 2011 DeLuna Fest is Oct. 14-16, and with a lineup that includes Linkin Park, Weezer, The Shins, Jane’s Addiction, Cake, Matt & Kim and dozens of other acts, we expect it to draw record crowds.

VINYL MUSIC HALL
Winner: Best Music Venue, Best Bar for Live Music
Runner Up: Best Cover Charge Worth Paying, Best New Bar-Escambia County, Best Nightclub, Best Local Place to Follow on Twitter, Best Concert or Live Show in 2010-2011-George Clinton and Punch Brothers

Music fans in Pensacola have wanted a mid-sized venue forever.Vinyl Music Hall has finally made that dream a reality, and IN readers have rewarded them this year in Best of the Coast. We anticipate it’s just going to keep getting better