One Take Wednesday

One Guitar. One Mic. One Song.

One Wednesday per month with a chance to win one very sweet custom M.J. Franks guitar. Sponsored by Lockhart’s BBQ in Downtown Lake Orion.

20 Front Street is hosting an open mic competition for the chance to win a custom M.J. Franks guitar. The event starts June 28th and will take place one Wednesday of every month through December. If you would like to enter the contest, see the details below.
A sign-up sheet will be available starting at 6:30 PM on Open Mic nights. The first 12 people to sign up are scheduled to perform in the order of sign in, so arrive early for a spot in line. You must personally sign in (with photo ID) and be available to perform in your time slot between 7PM and 9PM. There will be a $5 cover charge for the event, which will be waived for the contestants plus one guest.
Contestants will sing one song of their choice, either acapella or using the 20 Front Street guitar designed by M.J. Franks and the Top 5 (as chosen by the audience on site) will then post their performance on Facebook. All contestants are allowed to sing ONE song, which can be originals or covers, but may not exceed 5 minutes in length. Only one song and one take per person. No starting over.
Contestants may only use the 20 Front Street house guitar as their amplified instrument. Duos are acceptable but additional instruments will not be amplified and the video may only be posted to ONE of the pair’s Facebook (or single band/artist page).
Contestants must bring someone to record their own video (admitted at no charge). Videos are to be posted and promoted by the contestants using the hashtag #20fsOneTakeWednesdays. Only videos of songs performed during One Take Wednesdays are eligible. 20 Front Street is not responsible for the quality of video or response from third parties on Facebook.
A monthly winner will be announced at noon on the Monday prior to the next month’s contest based on their total number of Facebook likes and then invited back to perform at a final event on Wednesday, December 27th. On Wednesday, December 27th, 20 Front Street will have a final concert and professionally record the six finalists and publish the videos to the official 20 Front Street Website. The final contestants will then promote their final contest videos through January 31, 2018 by using the promotional link and voting system provided by 20 Front Street. The votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced February 1, 2018.
We are excited to see who will take home an amazing MJ Franks Guitar!
One Take Wednesday Dates:
June 28th
July 26th
August 23rd
September 27th
October 25th
November 29th
Finals December 27th


*Contestants can only participate in one open mic night per year.

*By participating in the One Take Wednesday Contest, you are releasing Facebook of liability and affiliation with the results of the contest.

*By participating in the One Take Wednesday Contest, you are agreeing that 20 Front Street reserves the right to refuse your submission based on extreme profanity or sexual exploitation.