Ballard Street Music Company and Searching for a star Hosts Maize Days Karaoke Corn Idol…

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The 6th annual Murphy Maize Days Karaoke Competition is this Saturday September 27, 2014.  Ballard School of Performing Arts and Searching for a Star is excited to host and emcee the community stage during Murphy’s Maize Days Corn Idol Competition.  Come out and support the performers as they compete for cash and awards!

Singers across North Texas are invited to participate! Singers should come prepared to sing at least two (2) songs in this year’s Karaoke Corn Idol competition.  Singers may choose to sing a’ Capella or accompany yourself with an instrument.  An electric piano will be provided for musicians that want to accompany themselves.  If you bring a music track it must not contain lead vocals! (Note 🙂 Please ensure that music is appropriate and must not contain explicit themes or language.

Age Categories: 9 and under 10 – 13, 14 – 18 and 19 and older!  (Note): We have added an adult category, seniors please feel welcome to come out for the fun!  Musical accompaniment should be on iPod, iPhone or CD, (No iPad please). NOTE: if iPhone is used the incoming calls must be disabled and no YouTube internet connections allowed.

Here is the info that you need to take part *ONLINE REGISTRATION IS PREFFERD for the Karaoke competition; for those that do not register online you may do  at the event on Saturday September 27, 2014.  The contest will be held on the Murphy Community Stage. We recommend you arrive between 10am-10:45am to register that morning. Karaoke Finals and Awards presentation is scheduled to begin at 3:45pm.

Prizes and Awards…This year Ballard School of Performing Arts is donating cash awards to the top 4 vote getters!  A $250.00 award will be given to the over-all winner in the contest. Trophies and medals and ribbons will be awarded to the top 4 places in each of the 4 age categories

Local Talent & Open Mic!  We are looking for local talent to perform on the stage between rounds of the karaoke competition. If you play an instrument, dance, have a comedy act or other talent pleases email: Rob Hunter with your contact information.  You will be contacted to let you know whether or not your act is approved.

Karaoke Corn Idol Contest
10:00-11:00 am:  Karaoke Signup
11:00-1:15 pm: Karaoke Contest 1st Round
:15 pm: Local Talent performances
2:15- 3:45 pm: Karaoke Finals & Awards
For information about parking and other activities visit:

Ballard Street Music: 972-429-0047