Upcoming Events2014 Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search
Kickoff Celebration Friday, September 19th
Alice Cooper's Rock Teen Center
The heat is on in the Valley but we are ramping up for a great season of events over the next several months, notably our annual Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search and the annual Christmas Pudding!
Launched in 2004, The Proof is in the Pudding outreach provides the opportunity for the Valley’s young local musicians and soloists to come together, to share camaraderie and a passion for music while vying for the chance to play alongside Alice and friends at the annual Christmas Pudding concert to benefit Solid Rock and The Rock Teen Center.
But the rewards of winning are even greater…before being crowned the winner of American Idol, local teen sensation Jordin Sparks at age 14 grabbed the spotlight and the hearts of the audience as the first winner of the Proof competition. And in 2008, 16-year-old Destinee Quinn won the competition and recently debuted as a serious contender on The Voice, where she personally accredited her confidence and success to winning the Proof.
Each year more than 50 teen bands and soloists compete in one of the most heated competitions for teens in the Valley. And even though only one band and one soloist get to take the stage with Alice, they all win --- the confidence, experience, exposure, and the ability for self-expression is the greatest reward!
This year’s competition will be held exclusively at The Rock and kicks off with a general information session for all participating bands on Friday, September 19th followed by tryouts on Saturday, September 20th. To enter the competition, email email@example.com and you will receive and entry form and rules.
Mark your calendars for the following competition dates:
September 19, 2014 6:30 pm – Kick-Off
It is mandatory for EVERY applicant to attend the Kick-Off. This is the day you will receive all the rules. From this day forward you will be judged on your professionalism on and off the stage. Invite your friends as this will also be the Grand Opening of Alice Cooper’s Attic and Thrift Store with a special performance by Alice Cooper!
September 20, 2014 9:00 am – Tryouts – Play any song of your choice (NO profanity or lude gestures). We just want to know that you can perform. You may be cut off mid song, but that is just due to time, not your performance. You will get a “moving forward” or “try again next year” at the end of your performance.
October 8, 2014 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm – Proof Contest Launch Day #1
October 9, 2014 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – Proof Contest Launch Day #2
October 10, 2014 (Friday) 6:30 pm – Proof Contest Launch Day #3
*Songs: Please perform 1 COVER song of your choice (No profanity or lewd connotations in the song please)
October 11, 2014 (Saturday) – Notification by e-mail that you will or will not be moving on to the Quarter Finals
October 23, 2014 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – Quarter Finals Day #1 – Opening band (past winner)
October 24, 2014 (Friday) 6:30 pm – Quarter Finals Day #2 – Opening band (past winner)
*Song: Please perform 1 ORIGINAL tune. Must be original music and lyrics. Still no profanity or lewd connotations). Must provide lyric sheet.
October 25, 2014 (Saturday) – Notification by e-mail that you will or will not be moving on to the Semi-Finals
November 6, 2014 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – Semi-Finals Day #1 – Opening band (past winner)
November 7, 2014 (Friday) 6:30 pm – Semi-Finals Day #2 – Opening band (past winner)
*Song: Please perform 1 ORIGINAL tune (can be the same you performed last time, but you get 1 bonus point if it is a new song from last time) and 1 Christmas tune (can be a cover or original Christmas tune). Must provide lyric sheets for original tunes.
November 8, 2014 (Saturday) – Notification by e-mail that you will or will not be moving on to the FINALS
November 21, 2014 (Friday) 6:30 pm – FINALS – Will be notified this night if you are playing at Comerica Theatre with Alice Cooper and friends.
*Song: Please perform 1 ORIGINAL tune (2 bonus points if it is different than the last two weeks) and 1 Christmas tune (may be a cover or an original. 1 bonus point if it is different than last week) – 3 bonus points total. Must provide lyric sheets for original tunes.
Event ArchivesAlice Cooper's 2012 Rock & Roll Golf Classic
Check out the 2012 Rock & Roll Golf Classic held April 23, 2012 at Las Sendas Golf Club.Alice Cooper's 2011 "Welcome 2 MY Pudding"
Check out the Annual Christmas Pudding held December 17th, 2011 at Comerica Theater.Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search
Check out the talent search held at Cooper'stown and the Hard Rock Cafe in November 2011.2011 Rock & Roll Golf Classic
Check out the golf classic held in July 2011.Rock and Skate
Check out the Rock and Skate Event held in March 2011.2010 Christmas Pudding
Check out the 2010 Christmas Pudding