Week 7 brought with it a great time for the now regulars of the Tilted Kilt Open Mic Competition! Seasoned Open Mic-ers found a comfortable, friendly atmosphere and in turn, tore up the stage! Audience giveaways such as new movie release t-shirts and hats from the Mary Pickford theater riled up the crowd for voting time. At nights end Pharm Tecs brought a very tight performance and the rowdiest fans to take home 1st place and a Musicians Outlet Gift Card! Pharm Tecs, consisting of hip hop artists Rezident and Scoonz who are actual Pharmacy Technicians by day, will now compete in the finals for a shot at the grand prizes of $500 of music gear from Musicians Outlet, a studio demo recording from S.I.R. Entertainment Services and a 3 day trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Vodka! 2nd place was awarded to Charity Dumpit who brought a sweet soulful song to the stage and took home a Fascia Stretch Therapy Session at AcQPoint Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic from CV Weekly. Another talented singer, Ariss Durazo, broke out a country cover song, won 3rd place and was awarded a Swedish Massage from EstheticX.Obesssion Massage & Wax Bar.

What talented musicians and singers we have perform for us each week! THANK YOU for sharing your passion for music: Johnny Elsewhere, Jim Holiday, Freddy Live!, Qeu, Mike Sick-boy, Marco Thoma and special thanks to Nash for making a special guest appearance! Look for coverage of this week’s event in Coachella Valley Weekly. Special thanks to all of our sponsors: S.I.R. Entertainment Services, Musicians Outlet, EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar, Wet & Wild Palm Springs, Mary Pickford Theater, Crater Lake Vodka and CV Weekly. Also, each week, Renee Vargas of Vargas Arts is filming for a possible reality television series and has DVDs of all of the performances!

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 OpenMicContact@gmail.com