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Proof is in the Pudding Music Talent Search

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 6:00 pm


September through November 2017 at The Rock Teen Center

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 prizes including cash, college scholarships, jam sessions with renowned musicians, and the chance to play at some of the Valley’s most notable concerts, festivals and sporting events.

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 debuted as a serious contender on The Voice, where she personally accredited her confidence and success to winning the Proof.

Each year more than 100 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 win the grand prize, they all win — the confidence, experience, exposure, and the ability for self-expression is the greatest reward!

Application for this year’s contest will be available via this website beginning August 1st, 2017.

  • Kick-off–Friday, September 15th.*
  • Auditions–Saturday, September 16th beginning at 9:00 am at The Rock Teen Center.
  • Contest Launch–September 26th, 27th and 28th. 

*Dates and times subject to change.

Quarter Finals — PVCC

October 2017

Semi Finals — Cooper’stown

November 2017

Finals — Cooper’stown

November 2017


September 1 @ 6:00 pm
November 17 @ 6:00 pm
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