Rising Stars Music Showcase is a multi-musician, multi-genre competition in which musicians from Lake and Mendocino Counties will be competing for prizes and supporting local area non-profits. Presented by 94.5 K-Wine, City of Light Recording and Sound, Max 93.5 and Mendo Lake Credit Union, this 7th annual event is held to benefit multiple local charities. The daylong event on September 27th will be held at Alex Thomas Plaza from 10am to 10 pm. Rising Stars will encompass as many musical genres as possible showcasing the often-unheard talents of musicians of all ages. Solo musicians and group musicians from all genres are encouraged to enter the competition.
Bands from all genres are encouraged to enter this competition by going to the website at http://www.risingstarscompetition.com and submitting their entry. Bands will be placed in divisions according to their genre of music and be judged on an individual basis with each judge scoring individual acts on stage performance and presence, talent and audience reaction. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each genre plus winners overall. Prizes that have been donated this far include recording studio time at City Of Light Recording and Sound, Cash and the coveted Star. The deadline for entry is September 5th, 2014 but due to the limited amount of spots in each genre, musicians are encouraged to apply early.
At the end of the night, 2013 Rising Stars Music Competition winners, The Whitetrash Superstars will take the stage to entertain the crowd while the final scores are calculated.
Being a family-friendly event, Rising Stars is an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to get exposure. Non-profits and businesses alike are welcomed to rent booth space at this popular event. Booths can be anything from selling items to participatory games or information. Vendors must sign up by September 5th, 2014
This showcase of talent is an effort to promote awareness of all of the musical talent in the area along with helping community organizations. Musicians, businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in some way to help keep the music alive and help keep vital services for those in need. Information can be obtained at the website, through email or through calling Mary Chadwick at 272-6514.