THE 717 MUSIC AWARDS 2014
This year became the final year of the show and easily the biggest one to date. The show was sold out w/ 0ver 500 people in attendance. From Ashes To New headlined the event which also included 3 time Artist of the year Carving out Fiction.
FROM ASHES TO NEW
CARVING OUT FICTION
OBSERVE THE 93RD
BEHIND THE GREY
ARTIST OF THE YEAR: CARVING OUT FICTION
BEST NEW ARTIST: FROM ASHES TO NEW
BEST REGIONAL ACT: DIGITAL COLLAPSE
BEST METAL BAND: 20Til8
BEST ROCK BAND: GOVERNING MURPHY
BEST HARD ROCK BAND: BADD SEED
BEST LIVE ACT: THE SUBSTANCE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: OBSERVE THE 93RD - "ATTRACTED TO THE ABSTRACT"
SINGLE OF THE YEAR: CARVING OUT FICTION - "ELEANOR, 1968"
BEST MALE VOCALS: NATHAN VESCHECCO
BEST FEMALE VOCALS: ERICA EVERETT
****LEGEND AWARD: HIEROSONIC
PRESENTERS: HEATHER CHILDS (PLAYBOY PLAYMATE), SCOTT CHURCH, BILLY FISHER, CHRIS FERGUSON (OF FLIGHT CASE SYNDROME), HEATHER LEA LINEBAUGH, DEATHMASCHINE, HEREOS 4 RANSOM, JENNIFER COYL, LADYSKULLSHINE, MELISSA MANIA, MITCH TAYLOR (OF JULIAN FIST), KAREN NOELLE, MYCENEA WORLEY, NUMBER ONE SON, ROB SIMON, THE TWISTED ANGELS, WRESTLERS FROM THE UWE.
Best regional band Digital Collapse was to play the show but was forced off as well. The band was allowed to set up a merch table and did attend to accept their award.
The show featured the first ever LEGEND award which was awarded to Hierosonic. The award recognizes a band who has had not only an amazing career in the central PA area but one who has been a staple of the Awards show.
19 Nominations w/ 4 Wins
2 Time Headliners of the show
Numerous time presenters
Only band to be nominated for artist of the year All 8 Years
2007 (2) - Artist of The Year / Best Male Vocals
2008 (4) - Artist of The Year / Best Male Vocals / Single - "We Cry" / Live Act (ALL WINS)
2009 (5) - Artist of The Year / Best Male Vocals / Single - "Red Herring / Live Act / Album
2010 (2) - Artist of the Year / Live Act of The Year
2011 (1) - Artist of The Year
2012 (3) - Artist of The Year / Album - "Conscious" / Single - "The Media Taught You"
2013 (1) - Artist of The Year
2014 (1) - Artist of The Year / Legend Awards Recipient