AGT is a music competition for people ages 13 and over and will feature musical and vocal acts of up to two performers.

Net proceeds raised from AGT will go toward increasing access to mental health care services for young people in Loudoun. Blend is creating a new non-profit called the Blend Counseling Network. The Network will bring together area mental health professionals willing to work in creative ways at low rates to increase availability of affordable counseling services to teens experiencing emotional distress.

Auditions will be held April 26 (5-9p) and 27 (5-9p). Semi-finals will be on May 18 (6-10p) and Finals on June 1 (6-10p).

Judges are locally acclaimed music instructors and singer songwriters.

Winners will be awarded cash prizes!

Entry fee is $40 per act and net proceeds go directly to our new non-profit, Blend Counseling Network. We have a maximum of 25 acts per audition round, so 50 audition slots total are available.

2019 RULES To enter, here are some simple guidelines.

Music or vocal performances (of no more than two performers) should be acts that one would hear in a coffee shop. It is highly recommended that vocal acts have live accompaniment vs pre-recorded accompaniment. If you do use pre-recorded music, you must provide the means for playback, either an iPod or Smartphone.

You should be 13 years or older.

Sign up for an audition slot & pay an entry fee.

Agree that your likeness and performance may be broadcast in any manner of distribution to include, but not limited, to print publication, live broadcast or rebroadcast of any performance on any available means including but not limited to YouTube and social media. Your likeness and performance may be used for promotion of this year's event and other events in the future.

If you make it to Finals, please provide us with a short bio and head shot picture to be used in advertising and press releases.

Blend will:

Supply sound amplification equipment. Mics, speakers and a mixer will be on-hand for acts. All instruments to be provided by participant

Judge on overall talent, originality and stage presence