Teen Music Fest | Saturday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.


Calling all teen musicians! Do you have The Sound?

Solos, duos, or groups of any style of music - we want YOU to participate in our sixth annual Teen Music Fest! 

Submit your application and demo by 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 for a chance at fame and cash prizes!

The Sound 2019 Application

Rules

Application & Event Information

Applicants must submit a demo of their music to complete their application. Audio files and/or links to an act’s YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, or other music page can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include the name of your act and primary contact person in the email. Applicants may submit CDs, DVDs, and flash drives with audio or video recordings as well. Applications will not be considered complete until a demo has been received. Demos not received by the deadline of 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 will not be considered.

Four to five solos/duos and four groups will be selected by our Teen Advisory and Service Committee to perform live at the library on Saturday, June 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. In the event that more acts submit entry forms than spots allow, some acts may not have the opportunity to participate in the live event. We will notify all acts of their status in the final competition the week following the application deadline.


Details, Rules, & Regulations 

  • Acts that are chosen to perform in The Sound must be available the evening of Saturday, June 8 beginning at 5 p.m.
  • All performers must remain on site throughout the entire event.
  • Performers must be ages 12-18.
  • A sound system and microphones will be provided for the contest. Performers must provide all other musical instruments and amps necessary for their performance. Performers are responsible for their own equipment.
  • Each act will be allotted a 10-minute set. 
  • Performers may play original work or covers. All songs must be performed live on stage.
  • A panel of judges will award prizes for the top act in each category.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded to the top solo/duo act and to the top group act.
  • All performers agree to have their name, voice, and/or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material related to this contest without any compensation or rights to royalties for such use.
  • Band names and lyrics of performance songs must be suitable for a family audience. 

Judging Criteria

Judges will assign a score out of 100 possible points for each act using the following criteria:

  • Musicianship: 50 points
  • Presentation (enthusiasm/attitude/energy/engaging the audience): 25 points
  • Creativity: 25 points

Scores from each judge will be averaged, and the highest score in each category (solos/duos and groups) will be awarded $500 total in cash prizes. The $500 in cash prizes is divided among the top three finalists in each category.

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Past Performances

The Sound 2018: Andy & Abby
The Sound 2018: Andy & Abby
Watch Andy & Abby interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: Sophia Yen
The Sound 2018: Sophia Yen
Watch Sophia Yen interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: Ghassan Antonios
The Sound 2018: Ghassan Antonios
Watch Ghassan Antonios interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: Jessie Park
The Sound 2018: Jessie Park
Watch Jessie Park interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: Iliyah Knox
The Sound 2018: Iliyah Knox
Watch Iliyah Knox interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: The Spicy Meatballs
The Sound 2018: The Spicy Meatballs
Watch The Spicy Meatballs interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2018: Planet 9
The Sound 2018: Planet 9
Watch Planet 9 interview and performance for The Sound 2018!
The Sound 2017 Trailer
The Sound 2017 Trailer
Six bands one night! Local teens perform at Indian Prairie Public Library for a chance for fame and cash prizes. A big thank you to The Gift of Carl Foundation and Countryside Bank for being our sponsors. Check out the sound playlist to see all the band performances and interviews!
Molly Savage - Interview & Performance
Molly Savage - Interview & Performance
Get to know Molly Savage one of our solo performers for The Sound 2017. Watch our interview and her performance of a Irish Medley. The Sound is our annual music fest for local teens to perform at Indian Prairie Public Library for a chance for fame and cash prizes. A big thank you to The Gift of Carl Foundation and Countryside Bank for being our sponsors. Get more info at http://thesound.ippl.info
Thrifty Kid And The Young Hunks - Interview & Performance
Thrifty Kid And The Young Hunks - Interview & Performance
Get to know the Thrifty Kid And The Young Hunks one of our band performances for The Sound 2017. Watch our interview and their performance of a Brazil. The Sound is our annual music fest for local teens to perform at Indian Prairie Public Library for a chance for fame and cash prizes. A big thank you to The Gift of Carl Foundation and Countryside Bank for being our sponsors. Get more info at http://thesound.ippl.info