NYS Music March Madness – The Championship Round

Welcome to the sixth and final round of NYS Music’s March Madness! This is the finale of our tournament-style competition that pits jam titans moe. up against northern rockers Eastbound Jesus.

This year’s 4 brackets were based on genres of music – Funk/Jam/Reggae, Metal/Rock, Bluegrass/Folk/Americana and Indie/EDM. Each bracket has 16 New York bands in their respective region, battling it out to reach the Final Four and claim this year’s title. Bands were chosen based upon their origins in New York and popularity in their respective genres. To look back on the battles, view previous rounds: Round 1 (64 teams), Round 2 (32 teams), Round 3 (16 teams), Round 4 (8 teams), and Round 5 (4 teams).

In Round 5 the two matchups presented clear winners – moe., representing the Jam/Funk/Reggae division bested Metal/Rock/Punk division winners Wild Adriatic, while Eastbound Jesus from the Folk/Bluegrass/Americana/Country field beat out EDM/Indie division winner Jimkata. The finals pits two bands, one established and celebrating their 25th year, moe., against new arrivals on the bluegrass scene, Eastbound Jesus.

Championship Round voting begins Thursday, April 2 and 2pm and ends Friday, April 3 at midnight. Get your votes in before the poll closes!


The Finals Are finished. Check back for the results Monday, April 6 at noon.