By Morgan James

Have you made it to the CV Open Mic Competition yet? If you love The Voice, American Idol, Live Music of all kinds… you will love this show! Each week contestants perform their best song for the crowd and interchanging weekly judges. The top three are awarded prizes such as restaurant gift cards from Stuft Pizza and The Block Sports Bar & Grill, or movie tickets, with the first place winner moving on to the semi-finals January 4th for a shot at incredible prizes! ONLY 4 WEEKS REMAIN TO QUALIFY. Don’t miss this exciting event.


*Music Video Production (Desert C.A.M. Studios/Winmill Films & award winning Director Chip Miller)


*$500 trip to Las Vegas (Crater Lake Spirits)

*Artist Development Session (Legendary Producer Ronnie King)

*Promotional Photo Shoot (Rav Holly)

*Boss RC-1 Loop Station Pedal (Guitar Center)

*Merchandise Package incl logo design, 25 t-shirts, stickers and more! (Brutal Bee Music Group)


At The Block Sports Bar & Grill WEDNESDAYS

Sign up 7pm – 7:45pm

Show runs 8pm – 10:30pm

Nov 30th – week #9

Dec 7th – week #10

Dec 14th – week #11

Dec 21 – week #12

Jan 4th – Semi Finals

Jan 11th – Grand Finals

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 Spirits, Rav Holly, Guitar Center, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, CV Weekly, Canyon Copy & Print, Brutal Bee Music Group, 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 and note that the competition usually ends around 10:30pm so be sure your friends and family know to stay until the end to voice their vote!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please see or contact creator and host, Morgan Alise James at or (714) 651-1911