A competition for emerging Washington State bands,
playing their own music.
Semi-final Pool #1 | Tuesday 10 August
Semi-final Pool #2 | Wednesday 11 August
Finals | Saturday 14 August
Join us for 3 open air concerts at Animal Acres Park in Lake Forest Park. Tickets to each show are $5 each.
Come as early as 5.30pm (show starts at 6.30pm), bring a low backed chair/blanket, grab a bite to eat and a beverage from the Monka Brewing Co. sponsored Beer Garden.
All ages welcome (21+ in the Monka Brewing Co. Beer Garden only)
The 1st place winner will take home $1,500 and a one day of studio time at Robert Lang Studios right here in Shoreline. The 2nd place winner will take home $1,000 and a at Annex Studios.
Winners will be decided by the judges. Crowd enthusiasm and excitement is a factor in jury decisions.
This event aims to support emerging and developing musicians in Washington State and encourage appreciation for the art of music in our community.
Outside | Open air concerts
Pfingst Animal Acres Park
Enjoy a beverage at the Monka Brewing Co. Beer Garden
1st Place: CANNxN
Runner Up: Halley Greg
Brian James and the Great Unknown | Pop
Halley Greg | Rock
Living With a Bear
Aurora Avenue | Indie-Rock
Stargazy Pie | Rock
CANNxN | Pop
- 2020 WINNERS -
One day of studio recording time at Robert Lang Studios
From the early Northwest sound of the Sonics and 15 year old Kenny G, to Nirvana’s final studio recording, to today's finest musicians like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robert Lang Studios continues to expand, create and inspire!
“The environment where you create music influences the result.” - Dave Grohl
Robert Lang Studios
Robert founded Robert Lang Studios, Seattle’s legendary world class recording studio. He is the tech, creative force and visionary of the studio. Robert built it from the ground up using stone, marble and concrete giving it incomparable acoustics, atmosphere and killer drum sounds! The studio is home to thousands of recordings from local, national and international artists such as Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters and Peter Frampton. “If these walls could talk!”
Robert Lang Studios Academy
Tina runs Robert Lang Studios Academy. “What better place to run a recording academy than Robert Lang Studios itself?” The one year audio engineering certificate program prides itself in offering hands-on training in a real working studio. Tina has been part of the music industry for decades. Besides managing RLS and RLSA, she has worked in marketing, sales, merchandising and promotion for Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Records. Her favorite part of the business is breaking new bands!
Annex Room Studio
Drummer for The Mercy Ray and Managing Partner at Annex Room Studio.
Scott has involved in music as long as he can remember, starting the drums at age 13 after saving up paper route earnings to get his first kit. Over the last several years Scott has been committed to drumming for their eclectic, frenetic, and downright fun band, The Mercy Ray. Along with Rick and Heidi from the band, they are running Annex Room Studio in Lake City, a hybrid rehearsal / performance / livestream space.
Dr Jonathan Booker
Jonathan Booker is a composer and the Arts Education Director for ShoreLake Arts. His music is performed throughout the United States and Europe and has been recognized through awards like the American Prize and the Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Award Winning Bassist and Musical Artist
R&B / Soul / Funk / Smooth Jazz