Song Of Summer Voting Begins

OCEAN CITY — The Town of Ocean City announced Tuesday it has opened voting to the public to choose the official Song of the Summer for 2012.

After receiving more than 50 original entries, contest administrators chose the top three songs and are now asking the public to vote for the winner. Listening and voting can take place either at or  

The top three Song of Summer finalists selected are Michael Butler’s Ocean City, John Garshnick’s In the OC and Chuck Conjar’s Ocean City Days.

“We are thrilled to narrow down our selections to the final three and encourage all of our visitors to vote for their favorite song,” said Mayor Rick Meehan. “We were extremely pleased by the many entries that mentioned the special place Ocean City has in everyone’s summer memories. We cannot wait to find out what song our fans choose as the summer anthem of 2012.”

Public voting will end on July 22. The official winner will be announced on July 23. The contest winner will win the opportunity to have the song produced and recorded in Ocean City as well as perform the song at Sunfest 2012.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.