Week #11 brought over 20 performers, plus several on standby, to get their shot at entering the finals on Sep 17th at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! The audience cheered for their favorite musicians as well as for fantastic audience giveaways from the Mary Pickford Theater such as watches, keychains, t-shirts, and sunglasses. In the end it was Juls Phillips from Idyllwild who was declared the first place winner! Juls took home a facial and peel certificate from EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar and earned a spot in the finals where she’ll compete for the grand prizes of a 3 day, 2 night trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Vodka, a 1-3 track recorded demo plus 12 hours of studio time from S.I.R. Entertainment Studios as well as $500 of music gear from Musicians Outlet. A close second place was awarded to Emerah Marie who chose to take home a movie ticket and concession package from the Mary Pickford Theater. Third place was awarded to Qeu aka Juan Espino, and his drummer, Dillan Bailard, who also decided on a movie ticket and concession package from the Mary Pickford Theater.

THANK YOU to ALL of our performers at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition for putting on a great show AND for being so supportive of the other artists: Jim Holiday, Mike Sick-boy, Tanya Nunez, Tyler La Salle, Luis Iglesias, Gustavo Casillas, Patrick, Bonnie Blue and the God Worshippers, Freddy Live, Daniel Scope, Brianna Finnell, Barbara Ascencio, Paul Vasquez, Stephen Martinez, Andy Ks, Alfa Cologne and Madison Ebersong. I hope to see you all next week! 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: S.I.R. Entertainment Studios, Musicians Outlet, Crater Lake Vodka, EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar, Wet & Wild Palm Springs, Vargas Arts, CV Weekly and Mary Pickford Theater and our newest sponsor Abe’s Brand Dressing & Happy Sushi.

Remember, the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition is ALL AGES and runs EVERY WEDNESDAY. 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 runs from 8-11pm so be sure your friends and family know to stay until the end to voice thier vote!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please see Facebook.com/TiltedKiltOpenMicCompetition or contact creator and host, Morgan James at OpenMicContact@gmail.com or (714) 651-1911