Event Announcement:

Original Music Performance Challenge

at Influence Music Hall

Five Weeks. Twenty Performers.

First Place: Professionally Recorded 3-track CD

courtesy Hartford Studios and Specialized Mastering

by Producer Gary Watters

Contest Starts

Friday August 30, 2019

Five Consecutive Fridays

August 30th through September 27th

Everyone Welcome!

Singer, Songwriter, Band, Duet, Quartet: All Original Music Performers Welcome!

Youth Musicians Welcome!!

Everyone is welcome and we hope the talented young people in our community will sign-up for this great opportunity!

Five Consecutive Fridays

Four contestants every Friday night for five consecutive Fridays: Aug 30th thru Sept 27th. Judges select one contestant from every Friday to advance.

Three Songs per Performer

Each contestant will perform three ORIGINAL songs. All three songs should take no longer than 15 minutes total. Performers must be ready to play at their scheduled time.

Top Five Contestants

Five top performers as selected by the judges will meet in the FINAL CHALLENGE performance on Saturday October 12th (information on that soon!)

Open Mic Still A Thing

Open Mic continues as usual. The first four time slots (during the contest) will be reserved for contestants. Following that, open mic continues as usual for the remainder of the evening. Sign-up for Open Mic just like you always do.

Top Prize:

Winner of the final challenge receives a free professionally recorded 3-track CD by Hartford Studios and Specialized Mastering courtesy Producer Gary Watters. (But everyone walks away with a prize because they are awesome – just sayin’).

Open Mic Continues Every Friday Night!!

Only the first four performance time slots are dedicated to the Original Music Performance Challenge. Open Mic follows.

Sign up for Friday Night Open Mic as always: Friday night at Influence Music Hall 6:30PM.

Original Music Performance Challenge Schedule

Keep checking this section for updates on the schedule of performance for the Original Music Performance Challenge sponsored by Hartford Studio and Specialized Mastering courtesy Gary Watters.

August 30th thru September 27th

Final Five on Saturday October 12th

Friday August 30th

7:00PM Kate Barrett

contemporary folk

7:15PM Bill Hernandez

singer / songwriter / contemporary

7:30PM Jeffery Strong & Jay Doughty

acoustic duet

7:45PM Elijah Vanecek

singer / songwriter

Friday September 6th

Time TBA: Mike Dixon

country

Time TBA: Could Be You

Time TBA: Could Be You

Time TBA: Could Be You

Friday September 13th

7:00PM: Autumn Folk

folk / blues

7:15PM: Rob Cork

singer / songwriter

7:30PM: Ky Fifer

folk / pop

7:45PM: Andee Joyce

singer / songwriter

Friday September 20th

Time TBA: Gerard LeBarde

Indie Folk

Time TBA: Could Be You

Time TBA: Could Be You

Time TBA: Could Be You

Friday September 27th

7:00PM: Trent Beaver

singer / songwriter

 

7:15PM: Kyndell Dollison

solo acoustic & electric guitar / singer

 

7:30PM: Todd Fisher

singer / songwriter

7:45PM: Jessi La Main

acoustic / soul

 

FINAL PERFORMANCES

Saturday October 12th

To be announced

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Summary of Contest Rules

Original Music Only

No cover material or mash-ups of the work of other composers. Perform only your original songs and compositions.

Not for Professionals

No performers with major-label recording contracts. Less then half of your  annual income should come from performing

Be Ready to Perform

Performers must be ready to set up (fast) and perform at their assigned time. Late- or no-shows will be eliminated from the contest.

Three Original Songs

Musicians will perform 3 original songs in a 15 minute session (just like open mic). Songs do not have to be those you intend to record.

Panel of Judges

A panel of judges will evaluate each performance according to specific criteria and guidelines. All performers judged by same criteria.

Consent Release Form

All Performers must sign a release form for media relevant to this contest and their performance for promotional purposes.

Downloadable Judging Criteria

A downloadable document with complete judging criteria will soon be available here.

Downloadable Rules

A downloadable document with complete rules and requirements will soon be available here.

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Online Sign Up

please complete this online registration form

First Registered

gets their preferred performance date

Registration Closes

after the first twenty performers sign up.

Our Mission

“Tualatin Valley Artists is an organization of creative people dedicated to improving our community’s quality of life by enhancing it’s art and culture. With our strong focus on building and presenting a regional sense of art & culture, we provide education, quality gallery display, poetry and musical performance – all in an atmosphere of encouragement and opportunity.”

Become a Patron and Support Family-friendly Community Art & Music

We are all volunteers here! We depend upon your kind support to keep the mission alive.

Make a Donation Today

Donations are of course tax-deductable
Giving Online
Use the convenient PayPal Donation link (above) to donate any amount you want online. Thank You!!
Giving By Check
Contact Influence Music Hall for information on donating by check. Thank You!
How Donations Are Used
All donations go directly toward supporting the operations of Influence Music Hall. Every person working for Influence Music Hall is an unpaid volunteer. Every dollar goes toward licensing, overhead, promotions and equipment. Thank You for your donation!!

Influence Music Hall

135 SE Third Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

influencemusichall@gmail.com

(503) 701-6859

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