Shipgarten is calling all musicians in to give them their shot at $1000 and a regular paid gig! We are hosting 3 MONTH LONG music competition starting August 1st for musicians to come and give it their all. The crowd’s favorite acts each night get a dedicated shoutout on our social media and will continue on to compete for a $1000 at our FINALE on October 24th! This is the perfect opportunity to any up-and-coming talent to show their stuff and get a shot at having their own gig! The winner of our competition is eligible to join our full rotation of paid music acts that regularly perform at Shipgarten.
Themes Each Week:
Week 1 (8/1): “Songs of Summer” – Get ready to kick off the competition with the vibrant and uplifting sounds of summer. Participants will bring the sunshine to the stage as they perform songs that capture the essence of this lively season, whether it’s beach vibes, road trip anthems, or feel-good tunes that make you want to dance.
Week 2 (8/8): “Epic Ballads” – Prepare for a night of powerful and emotional performances as participants showcase their vocal prowess and storytelling abilities through epic ballads. From heart-wrenching love songs to anthems of resilience, this week is all about captivating the audience with heartfelt and memorable ballad performances.
Week 3 (8/15): “Movie Soundtracks” – Get ready for a cinematic experience as participants take inspiration from the silver screen. From iconic themes to memorable songs that have enhanced some of the greatest movies of all time, this week will transport you into the world of film through the magic of music.
Week 4 (8/22): “80’s Covers” – Step back in time to the era of big hair, neon lights, and catchy tunes. Participants will pay homage to the iconic music of the 1980s by performing covers of popular songs from this unforgettable decade. Get ready to dance and sing along to the hits that defined a generation.
Week 5 (8/29): “All-American Hits” – It’s time to celebrate the rich musical heritage of America. Participants will take the stage with songs that represent the diverse genres and styles that have emerged from the United States. From rock ‘n’ roll and blues to country and hip-hop, this week is all about honoring the influential American music scene.
Week 6 (9/5): “Rockin’ Classics” – Get ready to rock out as participants unleash their inner rockstars. From classic rock anthems to timeless hits that have stood the test of time, this week is all about turning up the volume and delivering energetic performances that capture the essence of rock ‘n’ roll.
Week 7 (9/12): “Celebrating Diversity” – This week is a tribute to the beauty of musical diversity. Participants will embrace different cultures, genres, and musical traditions, showcasing the rich tapestry of global music. Get ready to experience a vibrant and eclectic night of performances that celebrate the unity in diversity.
Week 8 (9/19): “Love and Heartbreak” – Love is in the air as participants explore the complexities of the heart. From songs of deep romance to heartbreak and everything in between, this week will take you on an emotional journey through captivating performances that delve into the highs and lows of love.
Week 9 (9/26): “Rhythm and Groove” – Get ready to move to the rhythm as participants bring the groove to the stage. From infectious beats to soulful melodies, this week is all about getting the audience on their feet and creating a lively and energetic atmosphere through captivating performances.
Week 10 (10/3): “Songs of Hope” – This week is dedicated to uplifting and inspiring performances that instill hope and positivity. Participants will showcase songs that carry messages of resilience, unity, and a brighter future, spreading hope through the power of music.
Week 11 (10/10): “Era Extravaganza” – Take a trip through time as participants dive into different musical eras. From the swinging 60s to the disco fever of the 70s, the nostalgic sounds of the 80s, or the alternative vibes of the 90s, this week will transport you to different decades through memorable performances.
Week 12 (10/17): “Original Creations” – It’s the grand finale, and participants will take the stage with their original compositions. This week celebrates creativity and innovation as musicians share their unique musical creations, offering a glimpse into their artistic vision and showcasing
> End of Competition on October 24th:
> – Top 3 winners are chosen based on cumulative scores and evaluations.
> – Winners are announced and awarded prizes.