New England Sings


New England Sings 2019 on October 15th at 7:00PM

Ogunquit Playhouse

10 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907

Don’t miss the fourth annual New England Sings benefit vocal competition and performance. This event showcases aspiring local artists and all proceeds support youth-oriented charities in New England. This year’s event will take place at the Ogunquit Playhouse on Tuesday, October 15th at 7PM. VIP tickets are available and include a reception at Walkers Maine(1273 US-1, Cape Neddick, ME 03902)  at 5PM, catered by Four Diamond award-winning chef Justin Walker.

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First prize is an all expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform for 1000 people as the closing act at the Tour Music Fest, Europe’s biggest vocal competition; an hour mentoring session with Kara DioGuardi; and a Berklee College of Music Summer scholarship.
Second prize is a Berklee College of Music Summer scholarship and $500.00 cash.

Proceeds go to the following beneficiaries:

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018 New England Sings Winner Zoe Ritchie, runner-up Gidhan Guhat (GG), and finalists Catrina Riker, Lauren Brennan, Madeline Blandini, Noah Freedman, Manu Ritchie, Margaret Tenters, Lydia Barnes, and Ava Murrin.

Please visit our social media pages above to see pictures from the event and keep in touch with our new finalists!

New England Sings (NES) is Inspired Nation’s inaugural event and has showcased the talent of aspiring young artists to date, raising close to $200,000 for charitable partners within the past three years . Each year, finalists between the ages of 12-21 perform at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine and compete in front of music-industry veterans Kara DioGuardi, Brad Kenney (artistic director of Ogunquit Playhouse), and Bonnie Hayes (American singer/songwriter, recording artist, musician and record producer). Winners receive a mentorship with Kara, a Summer Sessions scholarship to Berklee College of Music, and a cash prize. Notable press from the event includes: Boston Globe, Portland Press Herald, Portsmouth Herald, iHeartRadio, and several local newspapers.

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