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.
*Dates and times subject to change.