Regional Artist Showcase – Artists who do not perform in the Featured Artist Showcases will have the opportunity to participate in the Regional Artist Showcases. These showcases, which are free and open to the public, will feature state of the art production elements such as stage lighting and big screens, thanks to the folks at Chapel Valley Music Group who are sponsors of the showcase, and will offer some great opportunities to the artists who participate. The Regional Artist Showcases will take place in the Music Road Convention Center.
Several artists will perform each day on Monday through Friday of the NQC. On each of these days, two artists will be chosen as the two winners for that day, and these two winners will perform on the main stage during the evening concert that evening. These performances will occur within the interior of the main stage lineup, giving these artists a one-of-a-kind opportunity. In addition to the two winners each day, two additional artists will be chosen that day to perform again on Saturday.
The Saturday Regional Artist Showcase will feature the four best artists from each day, and these 20 artists will perform in front of a panel of industry professional judges. After each performance, these artists will be critiqued by this panel in front of the live audience. This panel will choose the 2 best overall performers from the 20, and these two artists will once again perform on Saturday evening on the NQC main stage. Of these two artists, the judges will also choose the best overall performance, and this artist will be recognized that evening as the best of the week. In addition to this recognition, Chapel Valley Music Group will offer a prize package of a recording contract and the NQC will offer this artist a spot on the weekend Featured Artist Showcases the following year.
The only requirement to participate in the Regional Artist Showcase is to have at least a quarter page advertisement in the NQC Program Guide. You can reserve this ad space through B. Creative at (336) 315-1867 or email them at at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Program Guide rate and spec. sheet is available here. In addition to having this ad, artists who participate in the Regional Artist Showcase will also receive up to six credentials that will allow them to enter the LeConte Center auditorium to view the evening concerts all week either in available seats or in the standing room area in the back of the arena. Additional badges can also be purchased for $75.00 each on site.
This opportunity is truly unique and could advance the career of the overall winner in a major way. Excitement will build throughout the week and will culminate in the best overall performance which should create a memorable experience for all who participate and all who watch. Make plans to be a part of the Regional Artist Showcase experience at the NQC.