Rock group Nixon Rodeo has been crowned the Best Bloomsday Entertainer of 2015. The band collected more votes than any of the other nearly 30 performers along the 12-kilometer race route.
Nixon Rodeo improved over their second place finish in 2014 while two-time champion Tori Whitten came in second this year. Performers Angela Marie Project and Black Gingham tied for third place.
Over 1,500 votes were cast by race participants during this year's competition.
“The weather was awesome this year, and that was good for the entertainers as well as everyone participating in Bloomsday,” said event volunteer and competition coordinator, Laurel Warner. “There were smiles all around.”
Nixon Rodeo will earn the top prize of $500 for being voted as Best Bloomsday Entertainer. Tori Whitten, Angela Marie Project and Black Gingham will receive the 2nd and 3rd place awards of $300 and $200. Additional cash rewards will be paid out through a random drawing.