NEA Sings


United Way of Northeast Arkansas is excited to announce NEA Sings is BACK in 2022. The event will celebrate and recognize all the great local musical talent right here in Northeast Arkansas all while giving back to the community in dire need during these unprecedented times.

The virtual singing competition and fundraiser is for local bands and musicians with affiliation in the following counties: Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett, Randolph, and S. Mississippi. 


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The Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • $1,000 CASH PRIZE

  • Performance Music Video Produced by Anthem Pictures ($2,500+ Value)

  • Recording session at Back Beat Music including 3 songs, setup, and Recording Producer ($500 Value)

  • Photoshoot with James Bickham Visuals

  • AND will perform center stage at the next Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest.


2nd place will receive:
  • $500 CASH PRIZE

  • Professional Styling Package with Body Indulgence Spa & Boutique



Redemption Round winner will receive:
  • $250 CASH PRIZE

  • Performance at Foundation of Arts' First Friday

  • Entry into the FINAL TWO -- Another chance at Grand Prize!!


Money raised during tournament voting will benefit United Way of Northeast Arkansas and help people right here in our community.

The winner of each match-up is based on the number of votes in the United Way fundraiser with each vote costing just $1. Vote once, vote twice, vote as many times as you want, and tell everyone else you know to vote too!

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Musicians enter below by filling out and submitting the registration form. Eligibility requirements: At least one member of the band or the solo artist must be at least 14 years old on or before December 31, 2022 and must be from, live in, go to school, or perform/have performed in Northeast Arkansas. All music submissions must be family friendly with no profanity or nudity). Registration is due by February 7, 2022. Winner agrees to use or schedule prize winnings within three months of the end of NEA Sings competition.

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