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The Wheeland Brothers, Nate, left, and Travis perform Tuesday at the Orange County Music Awards Showcase Series at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa.
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SLIDESHOW: OC Music Awards Showcase Series highlights local reggae rock


As the eight-week OC Music Awards Showcase Series nears the end, hundreds of local music fans and supporting artists continue to show up to cheer on those in the competition, which on the fifth installment included Solution, 80 Proof, Seven Year War, Headshine and the Wheeland Brothers at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa. The theme for the evening was dancey reggae rock and patrons held their drinks up high and kept grooving well into the night.

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Showcases continue every Tuesday night at a different local venue. In all, 35 artists will perform, but only five will be selected to compete in the finals, Feb. 26 at House of Blues Anaheim. The winner receives the title best live band, a sweet prize package and a performance slot at the awards ceremony at City National Grove of Anaheim on March 9.

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