The first week of the Fall/Winter edition of the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition brought with it a great time for the participants who showed to perform! 8 open mic-ers found a comfortable, friendly atmosphere to light up the stage! Audience giveaways such as new movie release t-shirts and sunglasses from the Mary Pickford theater riled up the crowd for voting time as well as Sushi certificates from Happy Sushi and Abe’s Brand. At nights end Jim Holiday brought his familiar blues-rock performance and the rowdiest fans to take home 1st place and a movie ticket package for the Mary Pickford Theatre. Jim will now compete in the finals for a shot at the grand prizes of a $500 shopping spree at Guitar Center, a 3 day trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Vodka and an entire weekend recording session with producer, Ronnie King at his Chateau Relaxo (valued at $10,000)! 2nd place was awarded to the talented singer/songwriter Freddy Live and singer Chris Romero who tied and took home a movie package from the Mary Pickford Theater and a Facial and Peel from EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar, respectively. Another talented musician, James Velasquez placed 3rd and was awarded a $50 concierge credit from CV Weekly.

What talented musicians and singers we have perform for us each week! THANK YOU for sharing your passion for music: Jim Holiday, Freddy Live, Chris Romero, James Velasquez, Marco Thoma, Austin Lawrence, Tiffany T and John Ray. Look for coverage of this week’s event in Coachella Valley Weekly. Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Ronnie King Music, Crater Lake Vodka, Guitar Center, EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar, Mary Pickford Theater, CV Weekly, Skitzo Kitty, Abe’s Brand and Happy Sushi, Riccio’s Seak Seafood and Pasta. Also, don’t forget to purchase a DVD of previous performances from Renee Vargas of Vargas Arts who has been filming for a possible reality television series!

Remember, the competition is ALL AGES and runs EVERY WEDNESDAY. YOU may compete EVERY week! Sign in at 7pm. The audience votes by applause so BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY and FANS!!! See you there. For questions or information about sign-up, please contact your competition host, Morgan James at (714) 651-1911 or