WABI TV5 | By Caitlin Burchill
Maine musicians had the chance to score some sweet prizes to kick start their career Thursday.
Young and Free Maine, a Maine Credit Union League program, hosted the “Sound-Off Music Competition” at the Next Generation Theater in Brewer.
After wowing people on social media, the top three groups and solo/duo acts, now had to impress the judges.
Winners went home with recording time at Main Street Music Studio in Bangor and a chance to play at the Old Port Fest in Portland.
“Everyone else is really great, so it was just kind of fun to be here and listen to the competition because they’re all really talented,” said Paige Bacon of “Paige & Brooke,” a country music duo from the Hermon area.
“Maine Credit Unions really care about teaching that younger audience, so this is a great way to do that. We connect through music and give these young musicians a chance to win some really cool prizes,” said Mallory Lavoie of Young and Free Maine.
Both winners in each category were from Southern Maine.
“Paige & Brooke” were second runners up for the solo/duo category. They received customized marketing materials.
List of winners, visit this website.