Year End Best of Nashville Readers’ Poll now on!

Deli Readers,

The Deli’s Year End Best of Nashville Poll has finally entered its final stage with the Readers’ Poll – sorry for the delay! This poll will contribute to our composite chart that will elect the Nashville Best Emerging Artist of 2009 and also forge the Deli’s Readers’ Best of Nashville 2009 chart. Winners of both charts will be rewarded with prizes and Deli love – a poll like this one is currently happening in all our 9 city branches, for more information about how our polls work go here, for info about the pool of prizes here.

The Deli Polls’ goal is to give exposure to new and exciting local bands in a playful but meaningful way. The polls are open to all emerging artists from the specific area covered by our site, and the votes are cast by

1. a selected jury of local scene makers,
2. our writers,
3. the Deli readers including – of course – the bands’ fans.

Unlike many other contests from many other music websites, our polls seem particularly effective in rewarding quality artists that end up having a long and successful career. This is a shortlist of bands that – in past editions – placed in the top 3 positions in our local polls: Yeasayer (NYC 2007), The Dodos (SF 2008), Vampire Weekend (NYC2006), Kid Sister (Chicago 2008), Drink Up Buttercup (Philly 2008), Chairlift (NYC 2008), Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (NYC 2005), Vivian Girls (NYC 2008).

We hope you’ll enjoy the selection of bands we are bringing to you – if you are here to vote for one particular band, please take some time to click on some of those headphones icons in the list on the right – we are sure you’ll find some great local music you were not aware of.

The Deli’s Staff