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COMPETITION TOUR

The Happiness of Pursuit Festival will be going on tour this spring in search of the best up and coming Artist to add to this years Festival lineup.  THOPFest has grown into one of the biggest and premier independent Hip Hop Festivals in the Country with alumni including Conway, Benny The Butcher, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Murs, Mobb Deep and many more. We will be having performance competitions in several markets along the coast and southwest regions where artist can compete for a chance to perform on this years Festival. For more information on where/when/how to compete for this opportunity, read below. 

PRIZE

The winner in each city will win the following:

- 15 minute set on The Common Ground Stage at THOPFest 2023

- Guest list for family and friends 

- 15 minute set on an Audio Dope event 

- IG Live interview with @THOPFest (Over 12k followers)

- Social Media shout-out announcing you as your cities winner

- Email Blast to THOPFest network announcing you as winner (Over 5k contacts)

- Package from our Sponsors

RULES

- Artist will pay a sign up fee

- Artist will also be entered into our online contest
- Each Artist will perform for 10 minutes

- Judges will pick/announce the best performance at the end of competition

- In the event of a tie, Artist will each perform 1 more song

- Groups/Bands/Solo Artist are all able to sign up

- Producers, DJ's and Beatboxers are able to sign up

- Music genre must fall into the Rap/Hip Hop/R&B category

- At the end of the tour, we will choose 1 Artist/Group out of all the winners to perform on the Main Stage at the Festival and 1 dozen T-Shirts

MARKETS

5/11 - SAN DIEGO, CA - WINNER RAY RILEY

5/12 - CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - WINNER THE BERMUDA

5/13 - FULLERTON, CA - WINNER AG CORA

6/10 - FRESNO, CA - WINNER CXRBN

6/16 - LOS ANGELES, CA - WINNERS ORGANIZED CRIME / 2KA

6/17 - LAS VEGAS, NV - UPRITE LIONS

7/15 - ONTARIO, CA - NOW BOOKING

SIGN UP NOW:

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP TO COMPETE IN ANY OF THESE MARKETS, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:

1. SEND SIGN UP FEE TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ($100)

- Cash App: $THOPFest

- Venmo: @THOPFest

- Paypal: Thopfest@gmail.com

- Zelle: 9093195706

2. TAKE A SCREENSHOT OR DOWNLOAD COPY OF RECEIPT

3. SEND AN EMAIL TO THOPFEST@GMAIL.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING

- THOPFest Competition Sign Up (In subject box)

- Artist Name

- City you will be competing in

- Promotional Photo

- Phone Number / Email

- Copy of your payment receipt

- Link to a Music Video (To be entered into our online contest)

We will then send you a confirmation email confirming your set on the competition. For any questions or if you would like any other information email us at THOPFEST@GMAIL.COM

WINNERS:

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