Maine's annual High School ROCK OFF is back. It's MAMM SLAM and it's put on by our great friends at the Maine Academy of Modern Music. This is a great way for young musicians to show their stuff and get some valuable experience along the way. Hey, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll!

From MAMM:

The MAMM SLAM is a statewide competition designed to provide young, career-minded musicians with an educational platform through which to gain performance and business experience, professional acumen, industry exposure, and promotional and career networking opportunities.

The competition is open to bands AND solo artists and the registration deadline is March 9th.  The Preliminary Round will be held on April 7th at Bayside Bowl and the Finals will be held at Empire on May 12th.

During the Preliminary Round, professionals in the local club, radio, print media and recording studio industries will serve as judges for the competition. The panel of judges will select five bands to participate in the Finals. In addition to the five bands selected by the panel of judges, the general public will be invited to participate in the event by voting for their favorite band in an online poll on the MAMM web site.  One “wild card” band, chosen through this poll, will proceed to the Finals along with the five selected by the judges.

The prizes are pretty sweet for MAMM SLAM-cash, scholarships, studio time and more:

  • $1000 cash
  • College scholarships to the Maine College of Art (MECA) of up to $16,000 per year to each member of the winning band
  • A tour of Gateway Mastering in Portland
  • Free recording studio time
  • Plum gigs, including appearances on the MAMM Stage at the 2018 Old Port Festival and the All Roads Music Festival.
  • Radio appearances and more!





Here's last year's MAMM SLAM winner: YARD SAIL.


Yard Sail
Yard Sail

Good luck to all Maine young rockers!!!


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