Welcome to Season 11!

Welcome to SoCal’s Rising Stars (formerly Boys & Girls Club Idol), Season 11! Rising Stars annual competition and musical performances was created to inspire passion and encourage greatness. Rising Stars has the respect and admiration from surrounding communities, other non-profits, the business community and youth who wish to aim high and expect greatness for their futures.   Rising Stars gives our youth the opportunity to do what they have a passion for – to sing and perform. My vision is to empower future generations of talented children ages 10 to 18 in their quest for artistic fulfillment.

SoCal’s Rising Stars is a collaborative project with a Production Team made up of business leaders, energetic professionals, media entertainment producers, community leaders and dedicated people from the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County, Rotary Club of Old Town Temecula, and in association with Omni Entertainment. All of the people on my production team along with the many volunteers provide their talents and resources to help make Rising Stars an extraordinary experience for our participants, their families, our supporters and audiences. The proceeds from Rising Stars will benefit the children and families served by the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County.

We have some exciting changes planned for our 11th Season. Our Finals show will once again be televised. Our new broadcast partner will be PBS / KVCR based in the Inland Empire. I am very excited about the opportunity to partner with PBS and look forward to enhancing our broadcast capabilities and outreach.

Our first round of auditions will be held in June. Approximately 40 kids will be selected to perform in our semi- finals show on July 7th. Last year we held our Finals show in the beautiful showroom / theater at the Pechanga and once again we will hold it there on Sunday, September 8th. Our theme for this year’s Finals show will be “Remembering Legends”. We will select 15 finalists who will perform songs from artists who we have lost. They will perform with our band, Guilty Conscience.

In addition to tickets sales, we rely on the generous support from the business community in the form of sponsorships. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Please visit our web site at www.socalrisingstars.com for details on our sponsorship opportunities and the steps that we take to acknowledge and promote your organization.

If you have any additional questions or would like more information you can also email me at info@socalrisingstars.com

On behalf of the Rising Stars participants, my Production Team and the children and families served by the Boys & Girls Club, I sincerely thank you for your support and hope you will join us at our Semi-Final and Finals Show.


Warm Regards,

Steve Amante
SoCal’s Rising Stars Creator & Producer