"Start the Journey" Youth Voice Competition: Apply Now!

We love your musical style! Are you ready for the spotlight? The Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival invites aspiring young vocalists from across the DFW metroplex to enter the “Start the Journey” Youth Voice Competition.

Applicants will compete for the title of Best Vocalist in one of four musical genres. There will be one winner from each genre who will receive a cash prize of $250 and one grand prize winner that will receive an extra $500. In addition to the cash prize, each winner will receive a recording session at a professional recording studio, Cove Studio, and an opportunity to perform live as an opening act at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Don’t Stop the Music  

“Start the Journey” invites artists ages 14-19 to submit an application and audition video in one of four musical genres:

  • Country
  • Pop
  • Rock (Folk, Bluegrass)
  • Urban (Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Gospel)

Of the entries submitted, sixteen (16) outstanding vocalists will be selected by a panel of music professionals to advance to a finalist competition performance open to the public on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Arlington Music Hall.

I’ve Got the Music in Me   

Without further ado: Click here to apply for “Start the Journey” Youth Voice Competition!

To be eligible, you must complete your entry between now and September 15, 2021 at 11:59pm. All artists aged 14-19 are welcome to apply. To be eligible, artists must submit a complete application including demographic information, a headshot, and an unlisted YouTube link to a 90-second audition video of a song of the applicant's choosing. There’s no fee to enter.

On Sept. 20th, 16 finalists will be notified via the contact information provided in the online application. Details about the finalist competition performance on October 3 will be shared at that time.

About Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival

Founded and coordinated by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, the Ramblin’ Roads Music Festival is created through the collaboration of the community and its many businesses that make up Downtown Arlington. Proceeds from this event benefit the continued renewal of Downtown Arlington. ramblinroadsfest.com

About Downtown Arlington    

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. downtownarlington.org