Beta Hi-fi Competition - Tomorrow night!

We snagged a last minute spot in this year's Beta Hi-fi Emerging Music Festival competition at Wilmington's World Cafe Live at the Queen! We need your support this Tuesday to help us advance to Friday's finals! Tuesday, August 26 World Cafe Live at the Queen (upstairs) 500 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 BHM on @ 10pm FREE! All Ages!

Things to know about beta hi-fi:

  • 4 bands play each night from Monday 8/25 - Thursday 8/28
  • One winner is chosen each night
  • 4 winning artists return on Friday 8/29 for the final showdown
  • Winner gets tons of prizes - including press & studio time

Audience response and attendance count, so we are asking you to come on out!

We know it's last minute, but it would mean a lot to us if we could see your faces and hear your voices!

If we win on Tuesday, we'll be back on Friday for the finals. We'll be sure to keep you posted.

Wilmington beta hi-fi website Since its opening in 2011, World Cafe Live at the Queen in Delaware has continued the beta hi fi tradition started in Philadelphia eight years ago. The free week-long music festival held this year from August 25 - 29 features some of the region’s cream of the musical crop and provides a platform for the Wilmington area’s best emerging musicians and songwriters to be heard by local radio DJs like Mark Rogers, music bloggers like WXPN’s John Vettese, publications like Out and About Magazine, show promoters like Gable Music Ventures, label reps like Jade Tree’s Darren Walters and fans alike. Each year, 20 bands are selected from a batch of over 200 submissions and offered the opportunity to stand out among the rest by performing engaging original songs. A winning band is selected each night based on various judging criteria including showmanship, stage presence, professionalism, creativity, audience appeal, and ability to draw a crowd. These winners then progress to the finals held on August 29th to prove who’s got what it takes to win some tasty prize packages from Disc Makers, Rainbow Books and Music, the Dewey Beach Music Conference and way more. The Queen’s past beta hi fi winners include Lititz, PA’s The Districts, who have since gone on to grab loads of attention nationwide and get themselves signed to record label Fat Possum and Paradigm booking agency; they will be performing on WXPN’s Xponential Music Festival’s main stage this summer.

Hope to see you there! -Megan