Sound Off!

The Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands.

An annual event since 2001, EMP’s Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music, launch their music careers, and connect with the larger artistic community.

Now in its 15th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures. Read more about, listen to tracks, and watch videos below of the 2015 group of Sound Off! bands that joined the ranks of these luminary musicians.

Sound Off! 2016 call for entries is now closed. The 2016 bands will be announced in mid-December!

Sound Off! Info + More

Sound Off! participants make off with a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and media attention.

Performance prizes for 2015 include a spot in the Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot lineups (1st Place), Fastback Sessions live in-studio performance (2nd Place), and a spot at Northwest Folklife (3rd Place). Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will also select two semifinalists to perform.

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Email SoundOff@EMPmuseum.org

Sound Off! is made possible, in part, by support from:

BNSF Railway

Additional support generously provided by:

ChipotledwDunlopFenderSennheiserKEXP 90.3London BridgeFastback StudiosCapitol Hill Block Party Bumbershoot TimberNorthwest FolklifeTalking Rain