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[Saturday, 24th February 2024 - 7pm]


At Studio West and The Recording Arts Center, we’re all about fostering creativity.

In conjunction with Taylor Guitars and The Recording Arts Foundation we are excited to present our very first Rising Stars Showcase!

Open to High School students aged 14-18, twelve performers will get to perform one song in front of a supportive audience in our legendary Studio A. 

While the emphasis is on fun and giving our young artists an opportunity to perform, we will be awarding three grand prizes to the top three performers, as judged by our guest panel.


Performers will get to play one song of their choice in front of a supportive live audience. The show starts at 7pm and should finish approximately 830pm.

We will need performers at the studio by 6pm to sound-check and run through some small details.

You’ll get the opportunity to see behind the scenes at a live event and mix with fellow artists! 

To sign up as performer, please click the “sign up to perform” button above. Entries cost $15 with all proceeds going to The Recording Arts Foundation. Additional tickets for friends and family can be reserved by making a donation to The Recording Arts Foundation. 

Do you have more questions on performing? Check out our FAQ’s below.

We have a maximum of 45 seats available for this event. Please click on the “sign up to attend” button above to reserve your place with a donation of your choice to The Recording Arts Foundation. 

You will not receive physical tickets, but we will confirm your donation and send you a reminder before the event.

There are 12 spots available for performers.

We want this to be fun and relaxed event for our performers, many of whom will likely be performing in public for the first time. While this is not a competition, our panel will be awarding special prizes to three performers that catch their eye and ears. All performers will receive a prize for their participation.

645pm Doors open

7-8.30pm Live Performances

8.30pm Panel awards prizes

This community event is sponsored by Studio West, Taylor Guitars, and The Recording Arts Foundation. 

First Prize (Donated by the Recording Arts Foundation) – One place on our upcoming series of Youth Summer Camps or Music Production Workshops.

Second Prize: (Donated by Taylor Guitars) Taylor Academy Series Guitar.

Third Prize: (Donated by Studio West) $100 Gift Certificate.

All participants will receive a giveaway prize.

Studio West Rising Stars Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

The event will be held in Studio A at Studio West located in Rancho Bernardo at 11021 Via Frontera Suite A, San Diego, CA 92127. Doors open at 645pm, and the show starts at 7pm.

Do I have to perform an original song?

No. You can play a cover if you so wish.

Can my band play?

You are allowed one accompanist if needed, but not a full band. Please note that any prizes awarded will go to the main artist.

I’m performing, but can I also be an accompanist for another performer?

Yes, but please note that any prizes for this performance will go to the main artist.