The day has finally come, to announce Rockford's Favorite Local Band.

Photo - Jason Sims
Photo - Jason Sims

We started by taking your suggestions, narrowed it down to the top ten, then top three, and now the winner. Congratulations to Smokehouse on being our big winner.

By an overwhelming margin, Smokehouse won the YouTube view challenge. The rules were simply this, get the most YouTube views. That's it, that's all, no other guidelines and Smokehouse was clearly the winner.

When I asked Smokehouse to describe themselves, here is what they said:

Smokehouse is an incredible blues rock band established in Rockford, Illinois in 2008. The best way to experience this band is with beer in one hand and barbecue in the other. Texas Blues, Southern Rock, and Psychedelic Blues are there specialty! ZZTOP, Skynyrd, Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan are a few of the artists that will come to mind when experiencing this epic band! The lineup consists of 3 amazing musicians. Jason Smokehouse Simms Guitar/vocals , Doriel Burnell Jr. drums, and the Legendary Ronnie Falls on bass make up this extraordinary rockin' trio called Smokehouse!!!

Smokehouse will play the 2017 RAMI Awards on April 21st for winning our contest. Want to know what song they will be playing, here's Daxx Nielsen from Cheap Trick.




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