We're shaking things up with the RFT Music Showcase this year.
For one thing, we're changing the name: Allow us to introduce you to ShowcaseSTL. After all, this whole thing is about celebrating St. Louis and the best musicians found therein — not the Riverfront Times.For another, as we announced last year, the awards portion of the event is no more. Music isn't meant to be a competition, and we're simply not interested in pitting bands against each other in 2017. Shoehorning artists into genres where they don't quite fit, pushing a voting process that inevitably fills everyone's social media with tedious pleas for votes, counting and tallying and numbers and math — it's just not for us. We'll leave that stuff to the Grammys.
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