2017 Bitter Jester Winners & MVPs


2017 Grand Champions



2017 Runners-Up



2017 Honorable Mention

Elise & the Police

2017 MVP Awards

This was the inaugural year that the Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts awarded MVP Players with BRAND NEW INSTRUMENTS!


2017 MVP Vocalist

Mariah Conway from The Browns

Awarded a Byer Dynamics mic courtesy of Darwin Records!


2017 MVP Guitar Player

Danny Cappelli from LiveWire

Awarded a brand new Fender Stratocaster courtesy of The Music Gallery in Highland Park, IL and Fender!

2017 MVP Bass Player

Alex Cappelli from LiveWire

Awarded a brand new Bass & Gig Bag courtesy of Make'n Music in Northfield, IL!


2017 MVP Drum Player

Jake Deutschman from Stellar West

Awarded a $500 Gift Card to Guitar Center courtesy of Bitter Jester Judge Lynette Foss!


Thanks for The Music Gallery for the full tuning & setup on the Fender guitar!

Pictured with 2017 Festival Emcees Nicolas DeGrazia and David Vox Mullen. Photography by Elliot Mandel.