Week #10 of the CV Open Mic Competition Fall edition keeps rolling with only a few spots remaining in the semi-finals! Our musicians gave it their all by showcasing their best song for our excited audience. Special comedic performances got the crowd smiling and audience giveaways such as hats and t-shirts kept the crowd cheering for more. After the performers were through, the judge vote (50%) was tallied and added to the audience applause score (50%), it was The BrosQuitos were awarded 1st place. The band decided to choose 1 hour of studio time at JEM Productions. The BrosQuitos will now move on to the Semi Finals in November. If they win there, the band will compete in the Grand Finals 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 Spirits, as well as an Artist Development Session from Grammy nominated Producer Ronnie King, and a Promotional Photo Shoot from Visions Photography. A very close 2nd place was awarded to 2 peice band, 731, who chose to take home 1 hour of studio time to JEM Productions as well. 3rd place was awarded to Tanya Nunez who also took home the popular prize of 1 hour of studio time from JEM Productions.

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: Gustavo Gonzalez, Jacob Cantu, Tanya Nunez, Seth Miller, Dillan Baillard, R.J., Marco Thoma, Dave Strauss, Mike Sick-boy, Porsia Camille, James Johnson, Max Powell, Hugo Chavez, John Clark, Jim Holiday, MJ Ramone, Jordan Cook, Caroline Stafford, Ai Furukawa, John Michael Montez, Pete Campbell. Also a big thanks to Johnny Carmona, our amazing sound technician. I hope to see you all next TUESDAY at SCHMIDY’S TAVERN in Palm Desert! 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, JEM Productions, Crater Lake Spirits, Visions Photography, KAM Studios, CV Weekly, Canyon Copy & Print, the Mary Pickford Theatre, and DJ Alex Updike.

ALL AGES ALLOWED and YOU may compete EVERY week! PLUS Schmidy’s has a HOUSE DRUM SET you can use! 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 by 10:30pm so be sure your friends and family know to stay until the end to voice their vote!!! For updates, questions or information about sign-up, please visit and “LIKE” Facebook.com/CVOpenMicCompetition or contact creator and host, Morgan James at MorganAliseJames@gmail.com or (714) 651-1911