Auditions will be held July 26-28 at the Chumash Casino Resort, with a panel of judges selecting 12 semifinalists to take the stage on September 7 and vie for a grand prize that includes $5,000, recording in a word-class studio, musical mentoring from Platinum recording artist J.R. Richards of Dishwalla, and the opportunity to perform an opening number for an upcoming featured act at the Chumash Casino Resort.

This is a search for the best singer in the popular performance genres – pop, rock, country, Broadway tunes and jazz – in the Tri-County area. Rising Star’s goal is to provide an outlet for singers ages 18-81 to be heard and recognized by their community for their vocal and presentation abilities as a performer.

The audition will consist of a brief interview and a short song sung a cappella before a panel of judges. Contestants should come prepared with two contrasting songs (ballad and up-tempo) and expect to sing just 16-32 bars.

The application deadline for residents from Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties is July 22. Applicants must be 18 years or older by July 25, 2013. Applications can be found online at

Rising Star is produced by Another Lambert Productions and presented by the Chumash Casino Resort, which has showcased the greatest legends in show business, rock and popular music.

For more information, visit or call 800-380-9110 ext. 200.


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