Bar1's Big Break at Duffy's Tavern


Bar1 Events and Budweiser are teaming up once again to produce the 7th Annual Bar1’s Big Break: Discovering Chicago’s Best, A Vocal Competition.

This year’s efforts will culminate with a whopping $20,000 in prize money for the winners of this intense 11-week singing competition, including a $15,000 prize for the Big Break Champion. During those eleven weeks, Duffy’s will be transformed from mild-mannered sports bar to the epicenter of vocal talent in the Chicagoland area. The singers, illuminated by elaborate stage design, lighting, and top notch digital musical accompaniment, will battle for audience approval as their counterparts are eliminated week by week. An in-house live video broadcast and dedicated production staff creates TV studio ambiance unparalleled in Chicago.

The first three rounds of the competition will be judged and decided by an alternating panel of 3-4 professionals in the Chicago music scene. However, starting in Round 4 the fate of the contestants will be in the hands of the audience; that’s right, the popular vote rules in this contest! With the average night’s attendance in the hundreds, the pressure is on the contestants to perform well to secure the audience vote.

The battle of these future music stars begins June 13 and 14 with first round auditions. Don't miss the excitement.


Contact name:
Lindsay Owens
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Bar1 Big Break
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Mar 31 2011
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Big Break auditions begin!
Monday, June 13th
Tuesday, June 14th
Monday, June 20th
Tuesday, June 21st

Register today to reserve your audition spot -