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Alice Cooper’s Proof is in the Pudding Music Competition

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - November 10 @ 10:00 pm

Musicians – would you like to open for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper and win $1,000.00 CASH? Proof Is in the Pudding is the ultimate music competition that brings together over 300 musicians ages 25 and under to compete for 100 plus prizes. Produced by Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock, the winning band and the winning solo artist will get to open for Alice Cooper at Christmas Pudding at the iconic Celebrity Theatre. Plus, the winning band will get $1,000.00 cash and the winning solo artist will win $500.00!

Register early and you can win free concert tickets to see Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum, meet Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 back stage and win tickets to see Rob Zombie and you can win tickets to see Underoath where you’ll also meet the band AND be invited to attend their private sound check. You can also win an Epiphone Les Paul guitar, a guitar from Taylor Guitars, free recording studio time or perform The National Anthem for the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and many other teams.

Proof Is in the Pudding’s FIRST winner was Jordin Sparks before moving on to win American Idol. Many participants have moved on to try out for American Idol and The Voice along with receiving opportunities to open for Jonny Lang, Social Distortion, ZZ Top, P.O.D., Jackson Browne, Chevelle, Colt Ford, Mandy Harvey and countless other national acts – all by being a part of this amazing music community.

Proof Is in the Pudding Kick-off begins on September 14th at Alice Cooper’s The Rock Teen Center. All music genres are welcome. Sign-up today to have YOUR chance to perform with Alice Cooper on December 8th at Celebrity Theatre.

All genres encouraged!

Contest Dates

Application window is closed for 2018, but you can cheer on the performers at these FREE events:

  • Round 1—September 25th, 26th, 27th* at  6 pm at The Rock Teen Center (everyone is invited to be part of the audience)

  • Round 2/Quarter Finals—October 12th, 13th* at 6 pm at Paradise Valley Community College (everyone is invited to be part of the audience)

  • Round 3/Semi Finals—October 29th, 30th* at 6 pm at The Park Street Food Bar (everyone is invited to be part of the audience)

  • Finals—November 10th at 5:30 pm at Celebrity Theatre (everyone is invited to be part of the audience). Doors open at 4:30 pm

*You will perform on ONE of these nights. Participants are expected to be present at all dates in the competition. Dates, times, and prizes are subject to change.

Produced by Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock/The Rock Teen Center

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September 14 @ 6:00 pm
November 10 @ 10:00 pm