This page is for artist registration and general information about The Bar Exam. For general admission tickets and limited guarenteed seating please visit this link
The Bar Exam
Pass the Bar or Pass the Mic©
Emcee's, Singers and Poets register now
Executive producer Mike Sick (Savage Fam Productions, B.E.T, VH1) is bringing Atlanta's premiere open-mic showcase and competition 4 years running to Gainsville, FL Thursday, June 8th!
Ultimatly, YOU our audience will decide who will 'pass the bar or pass the mic ®' The Bar Exam takes the excitment, drama, heartbreak of the likes of American Idol and Showtime at the Apollo and puts it in front of a live audience.
2x Grammy winning/multiplatinum producer Focus... (Beyonce, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar)
C. Wakeley (Creator of Gainsville Music Summit - 10 years running)
1 More TBA
...and our featured performers in our Halftime show
R&B singer and Poet TBA
Who will raise the bar? Rappers, Singers and Spoken Word artists are welcome to register
Our winner will earn an all expense covered trip to Atlanta to headline the Feb. 24th Bar Exam
, music video,
interview & a private recording session with our official studio partner Salem Psalms Studios
(A Tribe Called Quest, J-Live, Dead Prez, DITC). We by Advertise" rel="nofollow"> package
all this together and send it to our media partners to promote.
Register, buy tickets or secure guarenteed seating right now on Eventbrite.
**Pre-Sale ticket buyers get priority entry into the venue**
*Artists can NOT register the day of. Pre registration required so we can promote you online!
The multiplatinum selling and 2X Grammy by Advertise" rel="nofollow"> winner gained major recognition in the music industry when he signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, in 2002. Since then he has produced tracks for several prominent artists, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, John Legend, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Schoolboy Q, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Marsha Ambrosias & many more.
In 2014, Focus… returned to Aftermath Entertainment as an official staff producer where he worked side by side with Dr. Dre and collaborators to help craft the Grammy nominated, highly anticipated album Compton. Compton was certified gold by the (RIAA).
**** All photos are photos from The Bar Exam in Atlanta, GA at the world famous Apache Cafe ****
Pictured: Artist Phene, January 2015 featured artist. Photo CC Fat Boy Pictures
Visit our official website www.thebarexamopenmic.com for picutres and videos from past events, footage, interviews, music videos from The Bar Exam #Alumni and more
Photo Credit: Fat Boy Pictures
Doors 8pm Showtime 9pm sharp!
Music by: DJ Knotts
Contestents will be critiqued in 3 areas, Bars, Production, Performance
**Pre-Registering here on eventbrite is the only way to guarentee your performance slot. Slots normally fill via pre-registration a few weeks before the event and the list is closed at the door**
BE SURE TO READ OUR FAQS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM
Calling all singers, emcee's and poets
PASS THE BAR OR PASS THE MIC
(DECIDED BY THE CROWD AND PANELISTS)
**Pass the bar or pass the mic will take effect after the first verse into the artists performanceset. Even in the event that an artist is asked to pass the mic, each panelist will provide positive constructive feedback to the artists**
*1 song or 3 1/2 minute limit for every performing artist excluding the featured artist. no exceptions
***Show track must be a performance version of the song.
How many songs do i perform?
One song. But, artists are put by Advertise" rel="nofollow"> together in groups of 4 and each group represents a round. When each round starts we start that round off with a cypher for that group so have at least 16 bars or an impromptu hook ready to perform as well. The top 4 artists at the end of the night will partake in one more cypher before the crowd decides on the by Advertise" rel="nofollow"> winner.
What is a "show version" of my performance track that is being requested of me
We ask artists to email their show track ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. A "show version" is by Advertise" rel="nofollow"> simply a verion of the track that does not have the lead vocal on it. Hooks and Ad-libs or backing vocals are ok.
Where do i send my show track?
What format is accepted for my show track?
Can i change my track selection the night of?
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my artist registration or general admission ticket transferrable?
Because slots are limited to 12 artists to compete, refunds are not available 72 hours before the event. If a transfer request for an artist is made before that time via email then that artist can be transfered to the next month. General admission refunds or transfers must follow the by Advertise" rel="nofollow">same guidelines.
Have questions about The Bar Exam: (Gainesville debut) The Definitive Open-Mic Competition and Showcase w/ 2X Grammy winner Focus, C. Wakeley and more?
Contact Savage Fam Productions