It’s Here! Celebrate blues guitar at the Summer’s biggest event! A head-to-head blues guitar celebration. The first round of these Orange County Regionals will be held Saturday, July 21st at Campus Jax in Newport Beach. from 3-11pm. The second round will be at the Arcadia Blues Club, Arcadia, CA, Saturday August 4th from 6pm-midnight.
Judging will be based on skill, not speed. Criteria are tasty licks played with feeling, phrasing, personal expression, tone, timing, dynamics, reflection, and solos that tell a story. Remember. Audience response counts for 40% of the judging. Get your tickets now and cheer loud!
Joey Delgado, Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams, and KK Martin will be our OC Regional Judges. AND each night immediately following the Main Event the evening’s judges and the winner will open the stage to all musicians for an open jam and a once in a lifetime opportunity to trade licks with the likes of great blues guitar legends.
Bring your axe, your keys, your bass, and your horns, these are bound to be the open jams of the summer!
Each entrant is provided with personalized PR for the length of the competition, including print, radio and a personalized web page on the 6 String Showdown site. All competitors will receive professional publicity shots from well-known blues photographer Rebecca Bogdanoff. Plus performance video for promotional use by acclaimed music videographer Casey Reagan and musicucanseecom.
Four semi-finalists will face off on the Golden Groove stage at the New Blues Festival on Saturday, Sept 1st. Two finalists will go head to head on the Main Stage on Sunday, Sept 2nd, before a crowd of 8,000 and be privy to a Meet-and-Greet with talent buyers and festival promoters from the Orange and L.A. county area like Bill Grisolia; the executive producer of the New Blues Festival, club owners such as Campus Jax owner Jack Jasper and Arcadia Blues Club owner Bobby Bluehouse, A&R execs & blues record label owners including Rip Cat Records own Scott Abeyta and Kay Kay Jagger and radio personalities Dave Toole and Ann the Raven.
One winner will walk away with over $5,000 in cash and prizes including an Eastman T58/v Archtop Guitar; a complete guitar setup by the world-renowned Guitar Doctor; iconic guitar rings courtesy of Jewelry by Designer, Darren Simonian; Performance 2 Capos by G7th; forty hours of rehearsal time at Tru-One Recording and Rehearsal; a month of promotion courtesy of 3 Sunz Consulting and Management; and a guaranteed paid spot on the Main Stage at the 2019 New Blues Festival.
Wanna Keep the Blues Alive? This is your chance, musicians and fans alike!
Fans, purchase your tickets before these events sell out! Campus Jax: Tickets for the Campus Jax event are available on Eventbrite 6 String Showdown and at the door and tickets for Arcadia Blues Club event are available at Eventbrite and the door.