ArtPrize Music Hub - St. Cecilia Music Center

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SCMC Music Award Presentation Ceremony
7pm, Thursday, October 15, 2015

ArtPrize announced the music award winners on Friday, October 9, 2015. But the celebration of MUSIC in ArtPrize is far from over!

On October 15th at 7:00pm St. Cecilia Music Center Music will host its own Awards Presentation Ceremony and Party at 7pm.

Join St. Cecilia Music Center to celebrate the 78 music entries into ArtPrize 2015! During the party there will be a cash bar and the SCMC MUSIC AWARD winners will be presented with $10,0000 in prize money in five genres.
The awards are based on the ArtPrize public vote and a panel of Critics. Of course the Critics will be at the Party as well to explain their choices.
This event is free to the public and will include a cash bar.

The Winners of the 2015 SCMC ArtPrize MUSIC Awards

(Sponsored by CompuCraft)

Public vote:
Amanda Vernon, “Justice for All”
Critic’s choice:
AOK, “Kickin up Stones”

Jazz Category
(Sponsored by Joan Buchanan, Dave and Barb Martin, Sue Tiggleman)

Public vote:
Roger MacNaughton, “Michigan Morn”
Critic’s choice:
Jim Cooper Trio, “Third Circle”

Classical Category
(Sponsored by Kim S. Mitchell)

Public vote:
Matthew Fisher, “Seasons”
Critic’s choice:
Grand Rapids Symphony composers, “Mathias Alten Triptych”

Folk/Country Category
(Sponsored by St. Cecilia Music Center Board of Directors)

Public vote:
The Accidentals, “The Silence”
Critic’s choice:
Max Lockwood, “Burning it Down”

Rock/Blues Category
(Sponsored by Revue Magazine)

Public vote:
Lou Baron & the New Lovers, “Rock Bottom”
Critic’s choice:
The Legal Immigrants, “Fork in the Road”

Support St. Cecilia Music Center and the ArtPrize 7 Music Awards

crowdwiseEvery dollar given on crowdrise through Oct. 13,2015
brings us closer to a a $20,000 award! Thank you in advance for supporting the Music of ArtPrize!

St. Cecilia Music Center – the ArtPrize 7 Music Hub

Visit St. Cecilia Music Center during ArtPrize 2015 to listen to all of the 78 music entries in this year’s competition. Music entrants are not only working for the public vote in the ArtPrize “Time Based” category, we are also awarding $10,000 in prize money to music entries. Our awards are based on Critic’s Choice and the popular vote!

St. Cecilia Music Center also features 10 visual entries in our historic facility built in 1894.

The Music Hub also features Busking in the Presidents Room. There are five official busking locations, which will present more than 150 live performances through October 4, 2015.

Joshua Davis – ArtPrize MUSIC
6pm, October 4, 2015
wsg Troll for Trout & Fauxgrass

New for ArtPrize 2015 is the addition of a benefit concert for SCMC which will support the venue as the ArtPrize music hub.On Sunday, October 4, 2015 SCMC welcomes Michigan-based singer/songwriter Joshua Davis for a solo performance.

Local folk rock veterans Troll for Trout and bluegrass favorites Fauxgrass will open the show in the historic Royce Auditorium.The fun begins at 6pm, Davis will perform at 8pm.

Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. He writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result, “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.”
Davis recently placed third on the nationally televised competition “The Voice,” bringing huge attention to his talents and to Michigan’s thriving music scene.

The concert will begin at 6pm with a cash bar from 5:30-8:00 during the opening acts. Joshua Davis takes the stage at 8pm. A post-concert meet-the-artist reception will be open to all ticket holders.Tickets $25 and $30 each including fees.

SCMC Organizes City-wide ArtPrize Busking

Once again ArtPrize musicians will take to the streets for “busking” performances during the first two weeks of ArtPrize.

Busking performances will take place Wednesday, September 23 through Sunday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 30 through Sunday, October 4. Weekday busking hours are 5:00-8:00pm. Saturday busking hours are 12:00-8:00pm and on Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm.

Locations include the Blue Bridge (WGVU side), Gillette Bridge (near the Ford Museum), Lyon’s Square, St.Cecilia Music Center and Women’s City Club.

Thank you to our 2015 ArtPrize Sponsors