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A Cappella Singing Groups Invited to Submit Online Video Audition for the Chance to Open for the Beelzebubs and a $500 Cash Prize!

Hingham, MA --  (June 7, 2010)  The Hingham Shipyard is calling all area a cappella groups! “The Shipyard Sings” competition invites area a cappella groups to submit a one minute video of their performances for the chance to win a $500 cash prize and the opportunity to open for the Tufts University Beelzebubs! There will be two sessions for the contest – June 8, 2010 thru July 16, 2010 and July 17 thru August 13, 2010. This is all part of the summer-long Grand Opening celebration of the Launch (shops & restaurants) at the Hingham Shipyard, with live performances by the winners of NBC’s first season of “The Sing Off”, NoTA from Puerto Rico (first place winners) and the Beelzebubs from Tufts University (the second place winners). (For a complete schedule of Grand Opening activities please visit www.hinghamlaunch.com )

“The Shipyard Sings” competition invites a capella groups from throughout New England to participate:

Session 1

Contestants are invited to submit their videos at http://www.facebook.com/hinghamshipyard or http://www.hinghamlaunch.com from June 8, 2010 until July 16, 2010. Five semi-final groups will be chosen from the video uploads. Those five winners will then perform live on July 31, 2010 at the Hingham Shipyard and the audience will have the opportunity to “text-to-vote” for their favorite group. One winning group will be selected based on the live vote. Entrants must be available to sing live on July 31, 2010.

Those who aren’t selected during session 1 or who aren’t available on July 31 will have another opportunity to participate – see below.

Session 2

Contestants are again invited to submit their videos at http://www.facebook.com/hinghamshipyard or http://www.hinghamlaunch.com from July 17, 2010 until August 13, 2010. Five semi-finalists will again be chosen from the video uploads. Semi-finalists will then perform live on August 28, 2010 at the Hingham Shipyard and the audience will have the opportunity to “text-to-vote” for the favorite group. One winner will be selected based on the live vote. Entrants for session 2 must be available to sing live on August 28, 2010.

The winning groups from both July 31st and August 28th will each receive a $500 cash prize and have the opportunity to open for the Tufts University Beelzebubs on September 18, 2010.

For more information visit http://www.hinghamlaunch.com or http://www.facebook.com/hinghamshipyard  or call 617-254-9500. Some restrictions apply.  Check the website for complete rules & regulations.