Country trio Ponderosa Breeze; songwriter Ryan Vosika; cover duo The Knots; guitar, sax and percussion trio the Brian Griffith trio; the Matt Hill Trio; and soul and jazz duo Allison Scull and Victor Martin will face off Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, indoors at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., in Jacksonville, to win the Rising Stars music competition sponsored by South Stage Cellars and Britt Festivals.
The contest starts at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. Audience members can vote for their favorite musician. Votes cost $2. There also will be a panel of judges. Food from Jacksonville Inn, beer and wine will be available. The winner will be announced after the April 27 show. Singer and songwriter Jeff Kloetzel, the 2012 winner, will perform a short set Saturday before handing his crown to a new recipient. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120.