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Sound Off! 2024

Plot Twist: Sound Off! Entry Window Extended


About Sound Off!

As the premier under-21 music showcase in the Pacific Northwest, MoPOP’s Sound Off! provides up-and-coming artists with the tools to grow their skills, elevate their sound, and showcase their talents from center stage.

The Sound Off! artist experience:

  • Learn the ropes with industry professionals
  • Join an awesome community of young musicians
  • Get a taste of the rockstar life —lights, cameras, and adoring fans—as you play a show on the big stage at MoPOP’s Sky Church


Applications for Sound Off! 2024 have now closed. Stay tuned for news about our upcoming showcases!

Interested in being a Sound Off! artist yourself or getting involved in the program? Contact us at

Don’t just take our word for it…

“ Sound Off! is... an opportunity to get a lot more vested in the music community that’s around you. If there is anything that Sound Off! has done incredibly powerfully is set up young folks for finding each other and for building not just networks, but communities that define the music scene in Seattle.

—Cameron Lavi-Jones, King Youngblood

“ As a byproduct of participating in Sound Off!, i///u was able to play the stages at Bumbershoot and NW Folklife... to have an in studio session with KEXP.... And then I think of all of the other stages – like Neumos, and Showbox. It’s been a storybook for us and we can’t be more appreciative of the MoPOP and Sound Off! team because having won gave us that a-ha moment. Like “woah, this is really cool! We should just keep playing music.” And that’s what we did.

—Scott Elder, cofounder of i///u

Highlights from Sound Off!



National Endowment for the Arts

London Bridge Studio

The Stranger

Special thanks to MoPOP’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for their continued assistance screening applicants and helping to select performers for Sound Off! programming. YAB’s efforts allow MoPOP to empower youth visionaries by lifting up their peers.

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