Paper Frogs were second overall and invited to compete in the national finals. Melicen Barber won the regional Best Song Award.
Solid Merit won the overall 2018 event and went through to the regional finals again. In the solo/duo category Trent Hawthorne went through to the final. Once again Logan Park musicians played well.
From the bands section featuring over 50 acts the 12 which made the regional final were: Paper Frogs (Logan Park High School); 4 Beats Per Minute (Kaikorai Valley College); Solid Merit (Logan Park High School); Thursdays In The Library (Taieri College); Band Substance (Logan Park High School); Infinite Deadline (Taieri College); Typical Melanoma (Logan Park High School); Purveyor Of Fine Meats (John McGlashan College); Velvet Strings (Taieri College); The Rambler (Bayfield High School); Kundalini (Taieri College); Tawhaki Band (Bathgate Park School, King's High School, Queen's High School).