Mission Marketplace

Oceanside's Got Talent

Mission Marketplace invites talented vocalists, dancers, bands and other performers to enter the 2017 Oceanside’s Got Talent contest for the opportunity to win $2,000 in prizes. Contest entry is FREE and ALL age contestants who reside in Oceanside – children through adults -- can compete.

Following is the schedule for the talent contest which will be held at Mission Marketplace, located at 471 College Boulevard in Oceanside, CA 92057:

  • Two opportunities to Audition: Thursday August 3 OR Thursday August 10 from 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Rehearsal Showcase on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. for contestants selected as Semi Finalists from auditions. This event offers opportunity to “rehearse” in front of public – no judging at this event
  • Semi Finals on Thursday August 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Finals on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

How to Enter

  1. Submit ONE entry form per solo or group (2+ performers) entry, not separate forms.
  2. Submit ONE release form per contestant.

Advance Entry

Submit advance entry form for guaranteed audition time by July 28 via one of the following:

  • Complete on-line entry form at missionmarketplaceoceanside.com
  • Pick up entry form at the Mission Marketplace office, open between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. Deliver or mail the form to Mission Marketplace Management Office, 475 College Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057

Advanced registrants who do not receive assigned Audition date and time by August 1 should call Very Special Events at 858.485.1171 or send an email to info@veryspecialevents.com.

On Site Entry

On-site Audition registration opens on Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Oceanside’s Got Talent Canopy in the parking lot at Mission Marketplace. On-site entrants wait time to audition could be long, so advance registration is recommended.

The Auditions

  • Contestants may audition from 3 – 7 p.m. on Thursday August 3 OR Thursday August 10; Advance registrants will have a guaranteed date and audition time.
  • The Auditions are open to the public. As limited seating is available, contestants and their families can bring folding chairs.
  • Contestants, advance and on-site registrants, must show proof of Oceanside residence when they check-in to audition.
  • Pre-registered contestants should arrive one-half hour before your scheduled Audition time. We recommend you bring a copy of the entry form should the check-in staff not have it on file.
  • On-site registrants will receive an Audition number at check-in. Audition wait time for on-site contest registrants could be long so advance registration is recommended to get a guaranteed Audition time.
  • Mission Marketplace will provide the following at the Auditions:
    • Sound system and sound tech to play music from a USB Stick, iPhone, iPad or CD for dance and vocal performances without instruments.
    • 30’ x 30’ outdoor audition space (parking lot surface)
  • Solo vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s)
  • Performance costumes/attire is recommended but NOT required. Dressing rooms are NOT available so please wear your performance attire to audition.
  • Each Soloist or Group will have approximately two minutes to audition. The Audition Judges have the option to request shorter or longer performances from contestants.
  • The Audition Judges, with diverse vocal, music, dance, theater and performance expertise, will select the Semi Finalists. The number of Semi Finalists will be determined by the Judges.
  • There is no competitive advantage in auditioning on either August 3 or August 10 as the Judges will select the Semi Finalists AFTER viewing all contestants.
  • Semi Finalists selected by the Judges from both Auditions will be notified by August 15 at 5 p.m.
  • If any selected Semi Finalist(s) cannot compete in the Semi Finals on August 24, the next highest scoring contestant will be contacted to replace that Semi Finalist(s).
  • The Semi Finalist names will be posted on the Mission Marketplace website (missonmarkeplaceoceanside.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/missionmarketplace) by 5 p.m. on August 16.

Rehearsal Showcase on Thursday, August 17

  • Selected Semi Finalists will be invited to perform at the Rehearsal Showcase on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.
  • The Rehearsal Showcase performance is recommended to prepare for the Semi Finals.
  • Participation in the rehearsal opportunity is optional and will not be judged.
  • The Rehearsal Showcase is open to the public.
  • Mission Marketplace will provide the following for the Rehearsal Showcase:
    • Sound system and sound tech to play music from USB Stick, iPhone, iPad or CD for dance and vocal performances without instruments.
    • Microphone (hand-held and stand option)

Oceanside’s Got Talent Semi Finals on Thursday, August 24

  • The Semi Finals, with contestants selected from both auditions, will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 24.
  • The Semi Finals are open to the public.
  • Mission Marketplace will provide the following:
    • Sound system and sound tech to play music from USB Stick, iPhone, iPad or CD for dance and vocal performances without instruments.
    • Microphone (hand-held and stand option)
    • Stage; depending on size of group or type of performance, finalists have the option to perform on stage, or in front of stage on parking lot surface.
  • Solo vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s).
  • Folding chairs will be available for soloists or groups with up to 10 performers; larger groups should bring additional chairs as needed.
  • Dressing rooms are NOT available so finalists should wear performance attire to Mission Marketplace.
  • New Judges, not the Audition panel, with diverse vocal, music, dance and performance expertise, will select the Oceanside’s Got Talent Finalists.
  • Finalists, selected by the Judges, will be announced at the end of the Semi Finals competition.
  • Finalists will receive details to prepare for their performance in the Oceanside’s Got Talent Finals on August 31.
  • Finalists names will be posted on the Mission Marketplace website (missonmarkeplaceoceanside.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/missionmarketplace) by August 29 at 5 p.m.

Oceanside’s Got Talent Finals on Thursday, August 31

  • Oceanside’s Got Talent Finals, open to the public, begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 31.
  • Mission Marketplace will provide the following:
    • Sound system and sound tech to play music from USB Stick, iPhone, iPad or CD for dance and vocal performances without instruments.
    • Microphone (hand-held and stand option)
    • Stage; depending on size of group or type of performance, finalists have the option to perform on stage, or in front of stage on parking lot surface.
  • Solo vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s).
  • Folding chairs will be available for soloists or groups with up to 10 performers; larger groups should bring additional chairs as needed.
  • Dressing rooms are NOT available so finalists should wear performance attire to Mission Marketplace.
  • New Judges, not the Audition or Semi Finals panel, also with diverse vocal, music, dance and performance expertise, will select the Oceanside’s Got Talent winners.
  • An additional People’s Choice Winner will be selected by attendees at the Finals.

$2,000 in Prizes

$1,000 Grand Prize Talent Winner (all categories eligible to win)

$300 Group Winner (2+ performers different that Grand Prize winner)

$300 Solo Performance Winner (different than Grand Prize winner)

$300 Active Military or Dependent of Active Military Prize (cannot be one of the above winners)

$100 People’s Choice Winner (cannot be one of the above winners)

2017 Oceanside’s Got Talent Calendar

July 28 Advance entry form submission deadline. Advance entry is recommended, but not required

August 3 First Auditions 3 – 7 p.m.

August 10 OR come to perform at Second Auditions 3 – 7 p.m.

August 17 Rehearsal Showcase Performance Event at 7 p.m.

August 24 Semi Finals 7 p.m.

August 31 Finals 7 p.m.

Questions?

Submit questions via email to info@veryspecialevents.com.



Contestant Entry Form



Performer's Information (name, email and phone number).
Groups submitting an entry form online must prepare an entry form/release form for each performer.


Mission Marketplace

Oceanside's Got Talent

Contestant Liability & Release Form

Complete and bring Entry Form and Liability & Release Form(s) to your selected Audition on either August 3 or August 10, 2017 or expedite entry process by submitting in advance before your selected Audition on either August 3 or August 10, 2017 via one of the following:

 

  • Submit THIS form online
  • Email to info@veryspecialevents.com
  • Fax to 858.485.0389
  • Mail to Oceanside’s Got Talent, c/o Very Special Events, P.O. Box 502607, San Diego, CA 92150-2607

Download Entry Form Download Liability & Release Form

 

I agree to, and understand the following, regarding my, or my child’s entry, in the Oceanside’s Got Talent contest at Mission Marketplace Oceanside:

  • I/My child has permission to enter and I grant Mission Marketplace Oceanside and NewMark Merrill Inc a royalty-free, perpetual license to use images or videos of me/my child for any promotional, publicity purposes.
  • I release and hold harmless Mission Marketplace Oceanside and NewMark Merrill Inc, its partners, shareholders, officers, directors, licensees, employees, lessees, customers, agencies, sponsors and representatives (“Indemnified Parties”) against and from any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, penalties, suits, claims, damages or injuries of any kind by either me/my child while on the property or participating in the 2017 contest.
  • I attest that I/My child lives in Oceanside, California and will bring proof of residence to my Audition.
  • I agree that selection of Oceanside’s Got Talent Semi Finalists and winners by the judges is final.
  • Oceanside’s Got Talent is a contest created and produced by Mission Marketplace Oceanside and has NO relationship, endorsement or connection with America’s Got Talent, a television show.