We are proud to announce the winners of our first annual Tree Thugger Awards!

Showcasing talent across multiple aspects of our live music community culture, our 2012 nominees were unveiled mid-December.

Polling thousands of readers across the country, the TreeThugger Awards seek to showcase the fine talent found in the overlapping jamband and edm live music scenes.

Wondering who won the Bootube Waterpipe? Scroll to the bottom to see the winner!

Jam Act of the Year – Papadosio
Bluegrass Act of the Year – Yonder Mountain String Band
Electronic Act of the Year – STS9
Festival of the Year – Electric Forest
Release of the Year – Papadosio
Best Visual Production – EOTO
Live Painter of the Year – Michael Garfield
Concert Photographer of the Year – Shaun Hollingsworth
Best Concert Lot Party – Pretty Lights
Hottest City for Live Music – Denver, CO

Every artist who was nominated is a winner in our book, to be nominated was a pretty hefty feat considering all of the art that we are always surrounded by. An extra Congratulations goes to all of the Winners– you left an impression on our community and for that, we are all eternally grateful.

A big thanks is due from us to all of our readers for participating in this event- 2012 was an amazing year in our world and we are beyond stoked for 2013!

Winner of the Bootube Bamboo Waterpipe: Silva L. of  Vienna, Virginia!