Halfway to the finals and week #6 was jam packed bringing 22 performers out to compete at the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! The audience cheered for their favorite musicians as well as for giveaways from the Mary Pickford Theater such as t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and other movie paraphernalia. At the end of the night, the rowdy crowd chose popular local band, Upper Class Poverty as the first place winner! Upper Class Poverty took home a pack of Wet & Wild Palm Springs tickets and earned a place in the finals where they’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. Second place was again awarded to Pharm Techs just like last week. Actual pharmacy technicians by day and hip hop artists by night, Pharm Techs took home Musicians Outlet gift cards. Last night’s third place winners were Cosmic Jellyfish, a brand new and upcoming valley band and now Open Mic Competition regulars. Cosmic Jellyfish took home gift certificates for Swedish Massages from ExtheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar.

What a great week for our competition boasting many talented performers who graced us with their heartfelt songs. It really is about the music after all. THANK YOU for putting on a great show: Dave Sheldon, Wyatt Troxel, Tiffany Thoma, Ariss Durazo, B-blunt, Qeu, Ladaryl, Christine Michele, Freddy Live!, Kilemdrunk & Kauz, Atomisk, Mike Sick-boy, Kenneth Ugarte, Johnny Elsewhere, Charity, James Velasquez,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.

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 their vote!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please seeFacebook.com/TiltedKiltOpenMicCompetition or contact creator and host, Morgan James at OpenMicContact@gmail.com or (714) 651-1911

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