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Griffith Regional Theatre and Piccolo Family Farm are teaming up to unearth fresh new musical talent at GRASS ROOTS - an Open Mic competition for musicians aged 26 and under - on Sunday 3 March, 2pm.

The winning act will get to play the opening set at A Day in the Orchard – the hot new music festival at Piccolo Family Farm on Sunday 5 May as well as taking home a cash prize. Runners up will get to perform at MY FEST music festival on 25 October, alongside headline artists, and a prize for best original song is up for grabs.

GRASS ROOTS organizer Ben Ceccato says the competition welcomed all music genres and styles, and he encouraged young musicians from across the region to take opportunity to gain experience and exposure.

 “We know there are lots of amazing young musicians, making great music in their classrooms and in their bedrooms. We really want to see them get up on stage and show us what they can do so that we can support them to take their music to the next level,” said Ben.

Griffith Regional Theatre Manager Raina Savage said, “We are really keen to promote local talent and provide opportunities for emerging young artists to perform and gain exposure.”

“Sunday Sessions are always a great way to chill out- especially in this heat- so providing a stage for our audience to enjoy fresh local talent was a no-brainer,” added Ms Savage.

A Day in the Orchard Festival Director Luke Piccolo said GRASS ROOTS is all about unearthing young, local talent that we can then showcase in a fantastic festival atmosphere.

“We strongly believe in giving our young artists the opportunity to perform alongside world class acts,” he said.

GRASS ROOTS will be held in the Burley Griffin Room at Griffith Regional Theatre on Sunday 3 March from 2pm. Entry is free, people just need to RSVP on Eventbrite by searching for GRASS ROOTS. The bar will be open and there will be a lucky door prize of 2 tickets to A Day in the Orchard Festival (valued at over $140).

To register for GRASS ROOTS go to and follow the links.

For information about A Day in the Orchard visit .


Griffith Regional Theatre is a cultural facility of Griffith City Council and is proudly sponsored by Griffith City Volkswagen.



For more information contact:

Ruby Blumer- Marketing & Education Officer Griffith Regional Theatre
Phone: 69628462

GRASS ROOTS is supported by Piccolo Family Farm, Griffith Regional Theatre and MYFEST- Murrumbidgee Youth Xtreem Arts Festival, and Murrumbidgee Regional Conservatorium of Music.