Ten Local 518 performers – both solo acts and bands – threw their hats into the ring for the Exit Factor, a music competition held on Thursday night (October 4) at The Linda in Albany. They each had 10 minutes in the spotlight to perform their original music.
The evening was hosted by the Columbia Arts Team’s Christina Dellea, and the winners were selected by a the combination of audience votes and a panel of judges.
In the end, Bridgette Guerrette was named the runner-up, winning 100 duplicated CDs digi-printed in clamshell packaging, donated by HAVE, Inc.
And the grand prize winner of the Exit Factor was Molly Durnin, who earned the opportunity to perform at The Egg in Albany on Saturday (October 6) as part of the third annual Capital Area Indie Fest, where she’ll be sharing the stage with Stellar Young, the Hearing Aides, Tor Loney, High Bridge North, Jodi Shaw, Sandy McKnight and more.
And that means that Durnin’s gonna have quite the jam-packed Saturday night.
She’s also slated to headline that same night at More Bread & Jam’s grand opening in Cohoes with Erin Powers opening the show. UPDATE: Since she’ll also be playing at The Egg on Saturday night, Molly Durnin will hit the stage first at 6:30pm for More Bread & Jam’s grand opening celebration in Cohoes. Erin Powers will headline the evening at MB&J.