Grass Roots Is Back!

Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Grass Roots Is Back! Grass Roots under 30’s open mic is back and Griffith Regional Theatre wants all young musos to get on stage and show off their talent on Sunday 8 August.

Registrations are now open through the Theatre's website at

Ben Ceccato, one of the organisers of Grass Roots, says the competition is open to all music genres and styles, and he encouraged young musicians from across the region to take opportunity to gain experience and exposure.

"Grass Roots is a collaboration between myself, Luke Piccolo and the Theatre to encourage youth, not only to perform but also provide a space to present original music," said Mr Ceccato.

"There are so many amazing young musicians making great music in their classrooms and in their bedrooms and we want to see them on stage to show what they can do - and to support them to take their music to the next level.”

There are three prize categories this year, enabling musicians to base their performance on the prize they’re competing for - whether that is original music or a cover, or if they’re in it for fun.

The Judge's Choice winner gets the opportunity to perform a set at ‘A Day in the Orchard’ Music Festival on Sunday 24 October and will take home a cash prize of $250.

The Best Original Song winner receives $250 cash and will have the opportunity to record their music with a session at The CAD Factory, including a mixed and mastered finished song ready to upload to Spotify. There is also the Stand Out Performance winner who will receive $250 cash.

Acting Manager of Griffith Regional Theatre, Margaret Andreazza, said there is so much talent across the region and we want emerging young artists to have opportunities that help them start off in the industry, show off their skills to the community and hopefully lead them to bigger and better things.

“What is better than a Sunday session to support young local musos?," said Ms Andreazza.

"With the COVID restrictions cancelling all our touring shows, it is great to be able to put on something local. The music will be live and loud, and we’ll have the bar open for refreshments.”

The general public, friends and families of the performers are welcome to purchase a ticket to see the open mic event for only $10 each. Tickets are available online and at the Box Office.
Grass Roots open mic will take place at 2pm on August 8, at the Griffith Regional Theatre.

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