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The Bar Exam: Hip-Hop Showcase & Competition


  • Friday, May 4, 2018 8pm-1am

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LOCATION: The Pour House Music Hall - 224 S Blount St

Who will represent NC at this years A3C Festival and Conference in Atlanta? 12 artists will compete, 3 industry judges will critique and narrow down our top 4. Ultimately, YOU, our audience will decide who will 'pass the bar or pass the mic ®' The Bar Exam takes the excitement, drama, heartbreak of the likes of American Idol and Showtime at the Apollo and puts it in front of a live audience. The winner will headline The Bar Exam in Atlanta at the world famous Apache Cafe and qualify to perform at A3C Festival and Conference in October. ​For the last five years, The Bar Exam has been a breeding ground for rising talent and artist development in Atlanta.

Cost: $10-$35