Sound Off!

The Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands.

  1. Jason McCue snagged first place at Sound Off! 2017 with his inventive lyrics, excellent acoustic technique, and unfailingly melodic sound. As one of his many first place prizes, he will perform at Bumbershoot later this year.

     Photo by Nate Watters.

  2. Winner of Semifinals #3, Falon Sierra's unique sound is a mix of alternative R&B and electric soul. Her winning performance secured her a spot in the Sound Off! Finals on March 11, where she will be joined by Jason McCue (Semifinals #1 winner), The Good Weird (Semifinals #3 winner), and Torpoise (wild card artist selected by MoPOP's Youth Advisory Board).

    Photo by Nate Watters.

  3. The Good Weird brought their weirdly good style of indie rock to the Sky Church stage for Sound Off! 2017 Semifinals #2 and it paid off. The Federal Way trio will advance to Finals on March 11. 

    Photo by Nate Watters.

Make some noise for the leading all ages musicians in the Northwest at Sound Off! 2018.


Strawberry Mountain perform their song "Bruce" last Friday at MoPOP.

MoPOP’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands supports the local music scene by giving artists of all backgrounds the opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform, connect with peers and industry professionals, and take the next step in their music careers.

The winning band from each semifinal will progress to Finals on Saturday, March 3, broadcast live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

Sound Off! Info + More

Sound Off! finalists win a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and more. Finals take place in MoPOP’s Sky Church and will be broadcast live on KEXP’s Audioasis.

All Semifinalists receive a professional photoshoot, an opportunity to connect with professional music industry mentors, a MoPOP membership, professional videos of their performance at Sound Off! 2018, a tour of KEXP, passes to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, and more.



$14 General Admission
$10 Students (w/ ID)
$9 MoPOP Members Become a member »
$5 Teen Tix Members 

Semifinals #1 | Friday, February 9

  • Dreadlight
  • Jawzilla
  • Maiah Wynne
  • Strawberry Mountain | Winner

Semifinals #2 | Friday, February 16 8:00pm | doors 7:00pm

  • Micaiah Sawyer
  • Sam Foster
  • Step Dads

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Semifinals #3 | Friday, February 23 8:00pm | doors 7:00pm

  • Beyond the Woods
  • Claudine Magbag
  • EyezOthelo
  • Misundvrstood

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Finals | Saturday, March 3
7:00pm | doors 6:30pm

  • Strawberry Mountain
  • ?
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Bands for finals will be determined by results of previous three semifinal shows.

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