BANGOR - Five local acts, competing to win Young & Free Maine's Sound Off Music Competition.
Nearly 30 musical groups entered the contest, with the public voting for their favorite.
The top five moved on, and performed in front of industry professionals for the top prize Friday afternoon.
"It's a pretty decent prize, especially for all these young musicians. The top two winners will be performing live at KahBang," says Lauren Reeves from Young & Free Maine.
Adds singer/songwriter Samantha Lynn, "KahBang is like the pinnacle of playing in Bangor. It's a great stage and everything. It's great exposure for us, we want to share our music with everybody."
The grand prize winner was ska band, The Skastitutes, with Samantha Lynn coming in third.
The KahBang music festival will be held in August.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
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