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Posted on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 10:25 a.m.

Community Records seeks teen performers and MCs for Jam-n-Slam

By Staff

Community Records L3C has invited high school bands, performers and MCs to apply for the first-ever Community Records Jam-N-Slam, to be held on Saturday, May 19 at Community Records' Music Center, 120 N. Huron in Ypsilanti.

This "Battle of the Bands"-style competition is open to all performing artists of high school age, including artists, musicians, MCs, dancers and more, all performing back-to-back on the same stage for great prizes and bragging rights.

Top prizes for winning performers include:

• A music video produced for YouTube release by the band promotional website,

• A feature article in iSPY Magazine, Washtenaw County's arts and entertainment magazine

• A live in-studio appearance on Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor's 107one, and more.

To apply, applicants should post a link to their Facebook band page or music website on the Community Records facebook wall, and an event organizer will be in touch with more details. Community Records is requesting a $20 application fee from bands and performers, but financial aid is available. Requests for financial aid should be sent to

Judges and sponsors are: Tim Adkins, publisher of iSPY Magazine and Co-Founder of Pakmode Media + Marketing; Matthew Altruda, host of Tree Town Sound; Christine Kitora of Necto Nightclub and Voltage Entertainment Group; and Nadirah Maki of At the end of the contest, the winner will give an encore performance, which will be captured (video & audio) by MtheB for the winner's use on YouTube, or as they see fit. These judges and organizations offer a sterling opportunity for young musicians to put their best work in front of a live, radio, print, and online audience.