The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #2 was an incredible display of multi-talented performers. Our contestants spanned several genres and really gave it their all. Each week new performers are still finding their way to us whether competing for prizes, or just practicing their stage skills. Audience giveaways like t-shirts from The Block and Brutal Bee Music Group got the crowd roaring for a chance at a quality, custom t-shirt. Once the judge votes were tallied, it was L Boogie Da Mann who took home 1st place. The enigmatic rapper took home a $25 gift certificate to The Block and will now move on to the Semi Finals May 17th. If he wins there, L Boogie will compete in the Grand Finals on May 24th for an MTV Quality Music Video Production from Desert C.A.M. Studios/Winmill Films and award winning Director Chip Miller, plus a $500 trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Rye Whiskey, as well as an Artist Development Session from Grammy nominated Producer Ronnie King, a Promotional Photo Shoot from Rav Holly, and an artist merchandise package from Brutal Bee Music Group including logo design and 25 t-shirts, stickers and more! 2nd place was awarded to poet and rapper, Novelist, whose rhythm and powerful lyrics dropped jaws throughout the room. Ervin Gutierrez aka Novelist chose to take home 2 movie tickets as his prize. 3rd place went to hip hip artist, Luis Hernandez aka Wrekless who was awarded a $25 gift certificate to Murph’s Gaslight.

THANK YOU to ALL our performers at the CV Open Mic Competition for putting on a great show AND making the environment so supportive for all of the artists involved: Ervin Gitierrez aka Novelist, Thomas Myers and Catherine Caviness of Allora, Tyler LaSalle, Daniel Scopelitis, Jim Holiday, L Boogie Da Mann and Zack No Slack of Desert Pirates, EB Stone, Pete Campbell aka Versastyle, Moses Osmosis, Gabriel Reyes aka MCKG, Conrad Juapez, Cino, and Luis Hernandez aka Wrekless. Also a big thanks to Johnny Carmona, our amazing sound technician. I hope to see you all next WEDNESDAY at THE BLOCK SPORTS BAR & GRILL in Cathedral City! Look for coverage of this week’s event and the announcement of winners in the next issue of Coachella Valley Weekly! SPECIAL THANKS to all of our sponsors: Desert C.A.M. Studios/Winmill Films & Chip Miller, Ronnie King Music, Crater Lake Rye Whiskey, Rav Holly, CV Weekly, Canyon Copy & Print, Brutal Bee Music Group, Murph’s Gaslight, and The Block Sports Bar & Grill.

Be sure to “LIKE” for updates! ALL AGES ALLOWED and YOU may compete EVERY week! PLEASE NOTE: Due to our overwhelming number of interested performers, sign in starts at 7pm and will be closed at 7:45pm. BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY and FANS to join us for excitement, music and fun!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please see or contact creator and host, Morgan Alise James at or (714) 651-1911