South Hadley's Emerging Artist Competition

Cast your vote and help determine which group of young musicians will have an opportunity to perform on the big stage at FallsFest.

If you enjoy competitions like The Voice and American Idol you’re going to love FestForward; an Emerging Artist Showcase where talented, young musicians compete for an opportunity to perform at FallsFest. Audience members cast the deciding vote and choose the winning band, who will open the festival in Beachgrounds Park on July 28th, 2018.

Our host for the evening is Carlos McBride (a.k.a. C Rec Mc) from the NEPR Media Lab, who works with youth in radio, storytelling and journalism.

Tickets are $25 and include a delectable buffet donated by five area restaurants. Craft beverages will be served by South Hadley’s own, Drunken Rabbit Brewing.  The event is a fundraiser for Music & Arts South Hadley. Proceeds help us make world-class music and arts programming accessible to our entire community.