TSI had the pleasure of judging the finals for World Cafe Live’s Beta HiFi Emerging Artist competition in Philly on Sunday. Congrats to Riley Road for winning first place and The Naked Sun and McLovins for coming in a close 2nd and 3rd.

The week battles continue at World cafe Live, Wilmington, DE. Stay tuned for the winners coming later this week!

Standard Distributors welcomes the
beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival
World Cafe Live at the Queen: August 28 – September 1

Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen for a FREE 5-day long showcase featuring some of the Wilmington region’s cream of the crop! The final night’s show will take place downstairs in our theater and will feature the week’s best performers. That night’s winner will be rewarded with prizes galore, including ProTools 9, a Planet 10 Multimedia package, a $100 gift card to Accent Music and much more!

From Tuesday, August 28th through Saturday, September 1st, beta hi-fi will continue the tradition started at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live of providing a platform for the best of this region’s finest emerging songwriters. Musicians have submitted their work, culminating in a line-up of 25 performances throughout the week that will serve as a showcase for industry professionals as well as for fans looking to discover new artists.

Saturday’s winners will be chosen by a panel of expert judges from WXPN, Gable Music Ventures, WSTW’s Hometown Heroes and Graffiti Radio, the Burlap and Bean, World Cafe Live, the Wilmington Songwriters Collective and surprise guests throughout the week.

Looking for more information on beta hi-fi Philadelphia? Click here!

Tuesday 8.28 Wednesday 8.29 Thursday 8.30


Eighteenth Hour Angel Ocana Greg Sover


The Districts Mark James Son The Quixote Project




The Naked Sun Swedeland Moon Palace


Sylvan Wolfe Black Dirty The Good Excuses

Friday 8.31 FINALS: Saturday, September 1st, Downstairs


Glim Dropper TBA


Political Theatre TBA


50 Mile Ride TBA


The Honey Badgers TBA


Ginger Coyle TBA

Sweet, Sweet Prizes

Avid ProTools 9

  • Donated by Drexel University
Planet 10 Multimedia package

  • Six hours of graphic design services
  • Free marketing strategy consultation
  • Free Planet Ten t-shirts for all band members
Tri-State Indie Promo Package

  • 1 month feature band ad on TSI Homepage
  • Band feature/cover story on TSI
  • 1 month Ticket giveaway ad feature on TSI Homepage
  • Video interview session in the new TSI Lounge inside the TSI Office in Fishtown – Recored video interview session will be featured on TSI Homepage
Accent Music Gift Card

  • Accent Music Gift Card $100 Value
Dewey Beach Music Conference

  • All participating bands will receive badges to attend
Standard Distributing package

  • Two 3×10 heavy duty vinyl banners, two 3×6 laminated banners and thirty 17×11 posters all custom printed with the winning band’s name, logo, etc. ($500 value)

Join us in welcoming Sixpoint Brewery to Delaware with a week-long tap takeover during
the beta hi fi Festival! Specials on Sixpoint drafts every night throughout the festival!

Thank you to our supporters!

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