Headwaters Music & Arts invites you to attend Bemidji Sings! 6pm, July 16 at Bemidji State University's Main Stage.


Top two Bemidji Sings! finalists in each of two age group divisions will compete for cash and prizes

1st Place - $300 + recording time at Supple Studios and entry to Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
2nd Place - $150 + entry to Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition
3rd Place - $75

Headwaters Music & Arts celebrates the local musical talent of teens and adults vocalists at Bemidji Sing! Vocal Competition on July 16, 6 pm, at Bemidji State University’s Main Stage. Bemidji Sings! Vocal Competition is an opportunity for amateur singers who live, work or attend school in Bemidji to compete for cash, prizes, and the chance to compete at the statewide Minnesota Sings Vocal Competition in October, in front of a live audience.

Hosted by local singer/songwriter and musician, Eric Carlson, the show highlights 12 finalists in two age groups, 13-20 and 21+. Featured finalists are Chelsea Ottman Rak, Jacob Anderson, Genevieve Oakes, Maya Lindquist, Darolyn Erickson, Ronnie Gustafson, Scott Haugen, Blaine Ludeman, Helen Bartlett, Katelynn Davids, Aspen Tobin, and Brandon Beaulieu. Judges for the final show are Zaq Swank, Linda Wagner and Caige Jambor. April Aylesworth, 2019 Bemidji finalist and first place Minnesota Sings winner in her age category, will also perform during the July 16 show.

Third place prize in each age category is $75, second place is $150, and first place is $300 + recording time at Supple Studios. The first and second place winner in each category will be eligible to compete at the state-wide Minnesota Sings competition in October.

Headwaters Music & Arts is grateful for the support of Bemidji Sings! local sponsors, including Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, BSU, and Supple Studios.

Admission for the evening is 10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 12 and younger. You can go here to purchase your tickets or here to become a Bemidji Sings! sponsor.

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

We are looking for sponsors! Are you interested? Read more here.

Minnesota Sings is a competition between cities throughout Minnesota that is designed for amateur vocalists in two age categories, 13-20 & 21 and over.

The 2021 Minnesota Sings Competition is set for Saturday-Sunday, October 16-17 at the Courtyard Marriott in Woodbury.

Only individual contestants - no multiple singers or additional instruments may be used.

Now in its eighth year Minnesota Sings competitors compete for cash prizes. The first place winner in EACH division will win $3000 in cash-----second place $2000 in cash----and third place $1000 in cash. Read more here.

The judges
Mayor Rita Albrecht

Headwaters Executive Director, Tricia Andrews

The Judges