The CV Open Mic Competition 2017 at The Block Sports Bar & Grill in Cathedral City week #6 brought on some enthusiastic fans! Cheers from the crowd could be heard throughout the night after each performer gave us their best song. Plus multiple screams, yells, and even dance moves kept things interesting as fans competed for several t-shirts from Brutal Bee Music Group given away over the course of the evening. The music was exciting, and needless to say so was the atmosphere! Very special guest performance by Carlos 2Toxic Cruz and beautiful vocalist Esther Sanchez rocked the house! Once the judge votes were tallied, it was Pete Campbell aka VersaStyle who brought an incredibly energetic and comical performance with his original song taking home 1st place. Pete took home a $25 gift certificate to Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill and will now move on to the Semi Finals May 17th. If he wins there, the rapper 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 t-shirts, stickers and more! 2nd place was awarded to L Boogie Da Mann and Zack No Slack of Desert Pirates who took home a $25 gift certificate to Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill. 3rd place went to Brandon Richardson whose incredible original song moved the crowd and who was also awarded a $25 gift certificate to Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill.

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: Pete Campbell, Moses in Motion, Rod Van Buren, Zero Sum Game, Who Shot the Drummer, Daniel Scopelitis, Cino, Brandon of Before the Funeral, Anthony C Juarez aka Nasty Dawg, Five Acre Dream, Zack No Slack and L Boogie Da Mann of Desert Pirates. 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, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, CV Weekly, Canyon Copy & Print, Brutal Bee Music Group, Murph’s Gaslight, and The Block Sports Bar & Grill.

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