Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Local Band competition held to benefit Boys and Girls Club

UKIAH – Area businesses and musicians are joining together for an event to raise needed funds for Boys And Girls Club of Ukiah.

Rising Stars Competition is a multi-band, multi-genre competition in which musicians from Lake and Mendocino counties will be competing for prizes donated by area merchants.

This daylong event will encompass as many musical genres as possible showcasing the often- unheard talents of musicians of all ages.

Event organizers Cherie Sheraque and Mary Chadwick have partnered with Russian River Records to provide a venue for these musicians to play and bring the public in to enjoy the talents in our communities.

Bands from all genres are encouraged to enter this competition by going to the Web site at http://www.risingstarscompetition.com and submitting their entry. Entry forms can also be obtained from Ukiah Music Center and Dig Music in Ukiah.

Bands will be placed in divisions according to their genre of music and be judged on an individual basis with each judge scoring individual acts on stage performance and presence, talent and audience reaction. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each genre with overall winners receiving the grand prize of studio time at Russian River Records.

Bands are also encouraged to add themselves to the competition Myspace at http://myspace.com/risingstarscompetition.

Businesses and groups are needed to sponsor this event through various levels of sponsorship opportunities. For sponsoring this event, businesses will receive promotional advertising on Kwine/ Max Radio and other radio stations, newspapers and printed fliers placed throughout the two counties. Businesses will receive higher levels of promotion based upon the level of donation.

Sponsors will also be recognized through banners at the event. Sponsorships and donations of prizes are gratefully accepted. Those interested in sponsoring this event can learn more about sponsorship by visiting the Web site at http://www.risingstarscompetition.com or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The venue for this event is provided by Russian River Records. Ken Ingels, owner of Russian River Records and long-time supporter of The Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah has built a brand new venue in Ukiah and has graciously donated the use of his facility for this event. The public is invited to attend this event for a suggested donation of $5 for the Boys & Girls Club.

Limited food vending spaces are available for rent to groups or businesses wishing to rent them. Inquiries about booth spaces may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local musicians II Big and Faded At Four will also provide entertainment during this competition. Though neither band will be competing in this event, they will be lending their support to this fund-raiser by performing for the audience. II Big will perform during the afternoon and Faded At Four will perform before the winners are announced.

This showcase of talent is an effort to promote awareness of all of the musical talent in the area along with helping the Boys and Girls Club of Ukiah continue their much-needed program for the youth. Musicians, businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in some way to help keep the music alive and keep the doors of the Boys & Girls Club of Ukiah opened.

Information can be obtained at the website, through email or through calling Mary at 272-6514.


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