When you checking out the “Events” section of the828.com, you can clearly see how much competition there is on the local music scene. Artists are vying for your presence at great venues around the mountains every night. That competitive spirit will be concentrated into a single afternoon at the Salvage Station, 1 to 4 pm April 29, for Race To The Stage.
Five groups have been selected as finalists and will be vying for one remaining paid gig at the Mountain Sports Festival Memorial Day weekend in Carrier Park. Judges narrowed the field from 60 applicants. Race To The Stage is a free afternoon musical showcase where you’ll get to have your voice heard. Along with a panel of musical experts, audience participation will factor into the final decision.
The winning group from Race To The Stage will play the 3 to 4:30 pm slot during the Mountain Sports Festival, which features a stellar music lineup including headliner Nth Power. The performances provide a soundtrack to a weekend that celebrates the best of outdoor recreation in Western North Carolina, along with the great local food and craft beer scene. The event is organized by a volunteer board of directors who are community-oriented citizens dedicated to presenting a well balanced series of events that encourage participation on all levels of families and those just starting out to accomplished professional athletes.
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