2018-03-14 / News

Music contest for young musicians set

In keeping with its mission statement to “Promote traditional and acoustic music in the Thumb of Michigan,” the Blue Water Folk Society will sponsor the Rising Stars Music Competition for Young Musicians again this year.

“Our goals for the competition are to identify and promote the talent and abilities of young musicians, and to help them develop their stage and performance abilities,” said Rising Stars Director Kevin Czarnik.

“All young musicians are invited to participate and all genres of music are welcome. Performers can compete in two categories: best performance and best original song.

‘This year we are expanding to offer opportunities for two different age groups: 17 and under and 18-25 years. We look forward to meeting even more talented young musicians at our auditions this year.”

Auditions will be held on April 7 at Port Huron Music Center and on April 14 at Croswell-Lexington Middle School. Registration on both dates runs from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Musician should be prepared to perform two songs of their choice, and all music must be live and performed acoustically. Additionally, all musicians and their accompaniment must be within their specified age group.

Top performers will be invited to compete on Saturday, May 19, at the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum in Port Sanilac.

A total of 12 cash prizes will be awarded to the top three in each category, in each age group: first place, $150; second place, $75; and third place, $50

Competition winners will also be invited to perform on stage at Thumbfest in Lexington on Sept. 1.

More details can be found on the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2025615031012202/

For more information, please contact info@bluewaterfolk.org.

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