THE 717 MUSIC AWARDS 2011
The show was once again to be headlined by Julian Fist however a family emergency prevented them from playing. Members still attended. Minshara was prepping their debut EP & Live show and decided to use this as a practice run which turned out to be their first ever live performance.
CARVING OUT FICTION
FLIGHT CASE SYNDROME
THE NEW DEVINE
NO STARS OVER CALIFORNIA
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: THE DRAMA CLUB
BEST NEW ARTIST: CARVING OUT FICTION
BEST REGIONAL BAND: NO STARS OVER CALIFORNIA
BEST METAL BAND: FLIGHT CASE SYNDROME
BEST ROCK BAND: DROP OF GREY
BEST LIVE ACT: SUPER BOB
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: CARVING OUT FICTION - "THE ART OF HAVOK"
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: TWELVE AFTER - "LOCKDOWN"
BEST MALE VOCALS: ZACH BLESSING (OF DRIVING VEGAS)
BEST FEMALE VOCALS: DANA ALEXANDRIA
The show marked The debut Live performance of not only Minshara but also of The New Devine who featured Nick Coyle (Formerly of Lifer, Mydownfall, Strangers w/ Candy & Currently the Guitarist for COLD).
The show was also the first show that the Best Regional Artist won an appearance on the show. No Stars over California was awarded that distinction. The format for the show also featured what became Nicks Special Guest which this year was given to Tapered Mind.