The Indian Prairie Public Library will host The Sound, its second annual teen music festival, on Saturday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place in the parking lot of the library, 401 Plainfield Rd. in Darien. The suggested donation for admission to the event is new school supplies to be donated locally.
Local teens will compete for the best solo/duo and best band awards and cash prizes. A panel of judges will award prizes for the top act in each category, and a fan favorite will be chosen by text-in vote.
Performers of any style of music should apply by Saturday, June 7. Applications are available at www.thesound.ippl.info or at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk. Please note 60 percent of the group must be between the ages of 12 and 19.
Applicants must submit a demo of their music to complete their application. Applicants may submit CDs, DVDs, and flash drives with audio or video recordings, or links to their YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud or other music page. Applications will not be complete until a demo has been received. Demos not received by the June 7 deadline will not be considered.
Four solo/duo acts and four groups will be selected by IPPL's Teen Advisory Board. Acts will be notified of their acceptance into the final competition beginning Saturday, June 14.
The Sound is sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board, The Gift of Carl Foundation, and the Friends of IPPL.