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Young Artist Auditions

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Youth ages 13 – 24 years old (as of September 23, 2017) in the Chicagoland area are invited to the first round of auditions for festivals including T.I.P. Fest, AAHH! Fest, Peace on the Beach and more.  All forms of talent are welcome and we especially want to call attention to the two auditions set up for BANDS!

To pre-register click the link for the audition date you’d like to pre-register for. After submitting the form you will receive an e-mail confirming your audition date, time and location within 48 hours. If you do not want to pre-register, we will have limited on-site registration slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions, please e-mail us at

  1. On Audition Day, please pay attention to signage and be sure to line up in the “Pre-Registration” line.

  2. Both individuals and groups must be physically present at both the time of registration AND when their audition number is called. There is a maximum of 10 performers per group. A total of 3 microphones will be provided — please plan accordingly.

  3. Rap, hip-hop or poetry performances must use an original piece either acapella or with a track.

  4. Music & lyrics must be CLEAN!

  5. Music must be available on a flash (USB) drive.

  6. Basic backline will only be provided at select audition dates (Koz Park and Austin Town Hall) (including drums, keys & amps). Artists with instruments are responsible for transporting and setting up their own instruments.

  7. Entire audition performance must not exceed 3 minutes.

  8. Candidates are only allowed to audition at one location this season! Failure to follow this rule could result in automatic disqualification!

  9. Please check your e-mail frequently as we will be sending updates and all communication via e-mail.

Gage Park – Preregistration slots are filled. 

Sauganash Park – Click here to pre-register.

Hamilton Park – Pregistration slots are filled.

Ping Tom Park – Click here to pre-register.

Koz Park – Click here to pre-register.

Trumbull Park – Click here to pre-register.

Austin Town Hall – Click here to pre-register.

If you receive the following message: “All pre-registration slots have been filled for this audition. Please either select another audition date or visit our website for on-site registration instructions.” that means that all of the pre-registration slots have been filled for your audition. Either try to pre-register for another Audition Date, or follow the instructions for on-site registration which includes showing up, no earlier than 1 hour prior to the start of the audition. On-site registration attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-saved basis. Early arrival is strongly suggested.

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