Hoozels at The Lakes and 105.5 FM WIRI are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Hoozels Rise to Music Competition kicking off Thursday, June 8th. This summer musicians will compete for the title of Rise to Music Champion 2023, cash prize, radio airtime, and more! This competition is designed to provide musicians with a safe space to showcase their music, gain exposure in the industry, and RISE UP in their music careers. When asked about the competition Isiah, 2022 contestant, recalled “The Hoozels Rise to Music Competition is a great place for any aspiring musician to put themselves out there in front of a warm and welcoming crowd. As an artist, it’s incredible to feel so much support for original music. By far my favorite place I played in 2022.”
Musician registration is now live! All genres are welcome from country to rock, reggae, even acoustic. This year musicians can look forward to additional exposure on the Civic Media radio network with shows such as Directors Cut and Max Ink Radio. Musicians can register as a solo, duo or trio. Sound and lighting are provided. Musicians are welcome to bring a guitar, keyboard, or tambourine part of their performance. No other personal equipment is permitted. If you sing but don’t play an instrument, you may bring along someone to play for you. Musicians are expected to be prepared to play for a minimum of 15 minutes of performance time. They may perform covers or their own original material. For musician registration information visit hoozelsrisetomusic.com. For those thinking about participating in the competition in 2023 remember, “have fun and treat it like a normal gig. Take the time to talk to all the other musicians and make connections, that’s worth more than winning,” Jackson Taylor, Rise to Music 2022 Alumni.
At Hoozels Rise to Music, the fans help determine our winner. Using the app voxvote, the audience, along with judges, will vote for their favorite performance. The musician with the most votes at the end of the night will advance to the grand finale. At the grand finale show, the audience alongside our celebrity guest judge will vote for their favorite musician crowning the second Rise to Music Champion. Voting instructions will be provided on competition nights. Fans are encouraged to download the voxvote app ahead of time. The Hoozels Rise to Music Competition is pleased to announce their partnership with Xtreme Party Bus Service LCC. Our fans can look forward to safe transportation. Details on this service such as pick up locations will be available to fans at a later date. Performances will be recorded by Wisconsin Rapids Community Media and will be available for viewing on their website, Solarus Channel 3, and Spectrum Channel 98 on the Saturday following the competition night.
When asked about his time in the competition Chris 2022 contestant stated, “After over 20 years of playing, the fire was fading. Being in the Hoozels Rise to Music contest, meeting all the amazing musicians, and especially being voted Fan Favorite, completely recharged my passion for performing. I fell in love with playing again.” Musician registration is now open for 2023 contestants! All genres are welcome from country to rock, reggae, even acoustic. For musician registration information visit hoozelsrisetomusic.com
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