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Yolo Idol

Yolo County’s Idol Competition continues to be a fan favorite, with thousands of spectators in recent years. One important change for this Karaoke contest, which began last year, is that contestants can now play an instrument if they prefer. The contest takes place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16th, followed by, Hometown Heroes: Battle of the Bands.

Judging will be based on vocal quality, difficulty of performance, stage presence, appropriateness of the song selection and appearance.

After the performances of 20 contestants, the Top 3 will be selected by judges to sing a second song, which will determine the Yolo Idol winner, runner up and third place contestant.

The winner will take home $250 and the second and third place contestants will take home $100 and $50, respectively.

For more information, or to reserve your performance spot, contact the Fair Office at (530) 402-2222 or


Master of Ceremonies

Cambi Brown

Good Day Sacramento

Born and raised in Elk Grove, Cambi attended Sacramento State and began her broadcasting career as an intern at Good Day Sacramento. She knew she wanted to someday return as a reporter, and has been able to do just that on Good Day and CBS13. Cambi landed her first on-air job in Yuma, Arizona. She realized you can take the girl out of California, but you can’t take California out of the girl. Most recently she returned to The Golden State, working on a morning show in Bakersfield. Her “Cambi on the go” franchise there allowed her to do a lot of things from skydiving to joining the circus. In December of 2012, Cambi moved back to work for the station where she first learned the ropes, CBS 13When not at work, you’ll find Cambi watching “I Love Lucy” reruns, bragging about her brother, who is proudly serving our country, or trying to stop her mom from telling everyone in town to watch her daughter on Good Day!

Yolo Idol Panel Judges

Larisa Bryski

Former Regional Co-ordinator of American Idol & The Voice

Co-founder of Girls Rock Sacramento

Yolo Idol Panel Judge

Larisa Bryski is a respected long-time Sacramento musician, songwriter, and vocal coach. She’s a SAMMIE award-winner for Best Female Vocalist, has opened for and shared stages with a diverse array of legendary recording artists, including Heart, Bad Company, Journey, and King’s X to name a few, as well as served as a soprano/soloist with the Sacramento Master Singers and performed with the world-famous Boston Pops Orchestra. She maintains a weekly roster of 40+ vocal students/clients, and is the co-founder of Girls Rock Sacramento, an organization that works to empower young girls through rock music performance and education."


Marc Hutt

Advertising Director Daily Democrat

Yolo Idol Panel Judge

Marc Hutt is Advertising Director for the Daily Democrat in Woodland, CA as well as President for the Historic Downtown Woodland Group. The Historic Downtown Woodland Group produces 8 annual community concerts in Heritage Plaza as well as First Friday Art Walks on Main Street in Historic Downtown Woodland that will premiere their Street Musicians promotion in August. Marc has been a singer songwriter for over 40 years performing with various bands in Arizona and California. Marc has participated in Skips Music's Weekend Warriors numerous times and attends numerous music festivals across NorCal annually supporting live music whenever possible.


Bobby Rogers

Music Instructor Pioneer High School

Yolo Idol Panel Judge

Bobby Rogers is a graduate of Sonoma State University and Sacramento. He was the Region 3 finalist for California Teacher of the Year in 2009, and Program of Excellence for top program in Yolo County 2015. Mr. Rogers is currently the music director at Pioneer High School in Woodland, Adjunct Professor of Jazz at Solano Community College, Director of the Yolo Community Band, Conductor of the Santa Rosa Youth Symphony Orchestra and Santa Rosa Symphony Professional Orchestra Family Concert Series. He has served two terms as president for the Northern California Band Directors Association, and has been appointed to the California Band Directors Association Board of Directors. Mr. Rogers has been a very active performer, including the American Philharmonic, Camellia Symphony and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra. He has also performed and recorded with Gwen Stefani, Coolio, Third Eye Blind, Smash Mouth Mr. Rogers lives in Woodland with his two daughters, Taylor and Hannah. He enjoys the art of a great BBQ, and running 10Ks and half marathons.

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