The Foothills Arts Council announced an exciting new competition created to not only showcase its new bandshell in the back garden, the Eagle Scout project of Jacob Bellia, but to showcase the young, musical talent in the Tri-County area.
Clash of the Teen Musicians will begin at 4 p.m. on May 7 at the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin. Musicians, ages 13 to 18, who are residents of Surry, Yadkin or Wilkes counties, are invited to compete either as a solo act or duet/band. The acts must play original music (no karaoke). Deadline to register is April 30 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to hold the competition, the arts council will need the minimum number of entrants. Length for each act will be determined by number of contestants.
There will be three judges who will rate each act on creativity, cohesiveness (duets and bands), stage presence and musicianship. First prize for solo category is $100 and for duet/band it is $250. Second prize is both categories is $50. There is no fee to compete.
A “crowd pleaser” award will be voted on by the audience. All acts must stay for the entire competition to be eligible for a prize. Leaving before the end will result in a forfeit of prize.
Clash is part of the Foothills Arts Council’s Intermezzo Music Series, funded by the Winston-Salem Foundation, in an effort to bring music to the garden for the community’s enjoyment, as well as give local musicians a venue in which to perform.
For more information about this and upcoming events at the arts council, check out the website, www.foothillsartscouncil.org.