Rochester Community Television Inc. (RCTV) will host its annual Black Music Month Celebration Saturday, June 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center, 36 King St., in Rochester.
This year, RCTV will be seeking singers, rappers, poets, and spoken word artists to compete in an open-mic competition at the event. In addition, a live house band will be available to accompany performers, and Rochester MC Grand Tone, executive partner of Roc Music Group LLC, will host the event.
The entrance fee will be $5 per person, however, students 17 and under are free.
Prospective performers should register between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and singers should have several songs prepared in order to provide a choice for the house band, officials stated. In addition, all performance selections must be family-friendly.
RCTV will produce a music or performance video for the grand prize winner, and the second place winner will receive a gift card worth $100. The third place winner will receive a gift card worth $50.
All winners will be selected by three judges, and there will also be an “Audience Rave” award of $50, which will be awarded to the performer who receives the most audience votes.
In addition, winners will be invited to appear during the fall season of RCTV’s entertainment show “Pythodd Remix.”
R&B singer Nate Anderson, and slam poet Quentin Campbell, will also perform during the event, according to officials.
Visit www.rctvmediacenter.org, or call (585) 325-1238, for additional information regarding the event.