Clash at the Crossroads Live Music Competition

February 21, 2019
Phillip "Shady" Rodgers

Lake City was once known as Graham’s Crossroads. With an affectionate wink at our local history, and a nod to the legendary Mississippi crossroads where bluesman Robert Johnson is said to have made a deal with the devil that traded his soul for musical mastery of the guitar, we’ve dubbed the Rhythm & Q’s Live Music Competition the “Clash at the Crossroads!” We invite musicians (solo performers and bands) from all genres to apply to participate in this musical clash that begins once applications are submitted. There’ll be no deals with the devil for success at our Crossroads, as our Selection Panel will be tasked with choosing the TOP 20 artists who will clash for a coveted spot to compete in the live performance competition on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  The SIX performing finalists will be chosen via our online voting platform which will go live on this site on July 1, 2019!

2019 Timeline

April 22: CLASH AT THE CROSSROADS application process OPENS! Musical artists, we invite you to take the first step in claiming the Clash Crown!

May 31: Final day for musical acts to enter the CLASH AT THE CROSSROADS Live Music Competition!

July 1: The TOP 20 artists are announced, and online voting begins to choose the FINAL 6 acts that will perform LIVE at the Clash at the Crossroads Music Competition. Voters, your Rhythm & Q’s experience begins NOW!  We hope you’ll enjoy checking out your TOP 20!  WHO would you want to see perform LIVE?  WHO would you want to CLAIM the TOP PRIZE?

July 31: Online voting ENDS. The top SIX musical acts who receive the most online votes will proceed to participate in The Clash at the Crossroads!

August 9: The SIX finalists are announced.  The live line-up for Clash at the Crossroads will be set, and we’ll be waiting for October to treat our ears to some tasty tunes that put the RHYTHM in RHYTHM & Q’s!

October 19: Clash at the Crossroads is here!  Prepare for an epic musical battle with SIX performing finalists, each pulling out all the stops to wow the audience AND the PANEL OF JUDGES who will select the winners. THREE of the SIX performers will be chosen as champions, with a total $15,500 in cash prizes PLUS various perks up for grabs.  Don’t miss the official Rhythm & Q’s BBQ and Live Music Awards Ceremony to see how your favorite performer fared...and the FINALE headlining performance!  

This post was updated on:
March 15, 2020
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