EC Live Singing Competition Hits the Coast in May

April 19, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Do you have what it takes to be a professional singer? Prove it at EC Live this May and win over $3,500 in cash and prizes! Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) is giving the community a chance to take the stage at EC Live competition events taking place this May in SoWal and Destin, Florida. Register today to compete or get tickets to attend the competition show/fundraiser. It's going to be awesome.
EC Live is the area's first professional singing competition where one contestant will win a professional studio recording session, radio airplay of their recorded song, a professional headshot session with a Nashville photographer, a new style wardrobe, a $500 cash prize, and a live gig at the HarborWalk Memorial Day concert. The grand prize package is valued at more than $3,500.
Two pre-qualifying auditions will determine the top 10 contestants for the final showdown. Professional industry judges will choose the winner at the showdown based on talent, style and manageability.  
“One of the best things about this is that we get to create an opportunity for people to perform,” said Nathanael Fisher, ECTC’s Producing Artistic Director. “EC Live gives the community has a chance to shine in the spotlight on stage and also raise funds for ECTC’s educational and professional programs. It’s a win/win.”
The west end pre-qualifier audition will take place in Destin on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m., at the Bart Rockett Theatre in Harborwalk Village. The east end pre- qualifier will be in Santa Rosa Beach on  Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Grayton Beer Taproom. There is a $40 registration fee to perform. Specators are welcome to attend the pre-qualifying events free of charge.
The requirements for Qualifier Rounds/Auditions are: participants must be 15 years or older; songs must be a 1.5 minute cutting of any style song; participants must provide music in MP3 format; and participants are judged on talent, style and manageability.  
The requirements for Final Showdown are: participants must be 15 years or older; provide two 1.5 minute song cuttings (up-tempo and ballad from any genre); participants must provide music in MP3 format; and participants are judged on talent, style and manageability.
EC Live event and fundraiser will be held at LuLu’s Destin on Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m. At the final event the top 10 singers from the pre-qualifying rounds will compete for the grand prize valued at more than $3,500.
The advance ticket price is $25 per person; it will increase as the event draws closer. To register or buy tickets to the final event, visit the EC Live website at
EC Live benefits ECTC’s educational and professional programming.This fundraiser is possible with the generous sponsorship support of Beachy Beach Real Estate, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals and Real Estate, HarborWalk Village, Grayton Beer Company, 30a Radio, Jessie Holloway Photography and LuLu’s Destin.
For more information about ECTC’s educational and professional programs or to make a donation, visit Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s website at or call (850) 684-0323. Find ECTC on Facebook at Emerald Coast TheatreCompany.     


Register to participate or purchase tickets to attend EC Live Show/Contests.
EC Live Competition West  May 5 at 7pm
Bart Rocket Theatre in HarborWalk Village
Destin, Florida
EC Live Competition East  May 6 at 7pm 
Grayton Beer Taproom
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 
EC Live Final Competition & Fundraiser  May 12 at 7pm
Destin, Florida 

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