During summer 2016, bands from across Long Island shared their original songs, and thousands of votes by fans and Newsday readers narrowed the competition to the Top 10.

Then, a panel of music industry judges chose from the finalists (the 10 bands with the most votes) to crown the greatest music group rocking Nassau and Suffolk.

Click here to meet the winning band, who receives a professionally filmed music video and a band profile in Newsday, and check out the rest of the competition below.

Click here to meet the judges, and here to read the contest rules.

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Project manager: Kaydi Pelletier; Design: James Stewart; Production: Samantha Wieder, Chelsea Cirruzzo, Saba Ali, Tara Conry; Development: TC McCarthy; Copy editor: Martha Guevara

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