Raise your hands if you want to save music. Recent tax cuts have rocked public schools and arts and music departments are taking the biggest hit. Thus, from the ashes of canceled music programs rises the “Ultimate Music Showcase,” an event dedicated to preserving musical education in public schools.
This one-of-a-kind event kicks off a 16-city tour this Saturday night at the Memorial Auditorium. Musicians, comedians and dancers from all genres and all over the nation will be performing for a chance to advance to the main showcase in Atlanta, where they will be competing for the grand prize of $100,000, awarded to the school districts in the winning artist’s home town.
Everyone performing at the “Ultimate Music Showcase” is an unsigned talent looking to become a star. Carl Thomas, Revelation (cousin to the late and great Tupac) and other major label executives will be on hand to serve as special guests and celebrity judges.
If you are unable to attend the event, audiences are encouraged to watch the special online and vote for their favorite performer at theultimatemusicshowcase.com
Ultimate Music Showcase
Saturday, July 26, 8 p.m.
$16 advance, $21 day of show
399 McCallie Ave.