Opening Act

Awab Paracha

Awwab Paracha is a 17-year-old rock musician based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a singer/songwriter, solo performer, and a leading for
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The big break

Will Awab Paracha be the Opening Act™ at Audacy's (formerly annual concert at the Hollywood Bowl? Last year's winner opened for Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Doja Cat, Kid Laroi, and Shawn Mendes. The 2022 lineup will be announced around August 1st!

In addition to performing at the sold out concert alongside industry superstars, our Opening Act will receive: their own private dressing room, a ton of exposure on the radio, and $10,000!


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What do you enjoy most about being a musician?

Being a musician, for me, means being free. I enjoy the freedom of expression where nothing can be right or wrong. No emotion can be incorrect. It all just needs to be expressed. I get to learn and experience the world through the lens of songs.

Which musician would you like to collaborate with?

I would like to collaborate most with Ed Sheeran. He is an artist that puts a lot of emphasis and focus on the use of lyricism and words while I focus more on the instrumentals. This contrast would be a great and unique combination.

If you were the next Opening Act, what would you do with $10,000?

I would spend the money on my professional growth as an artist. It would go towards the recording of my first album. I would use it to promote and improve my music so the world can hear it.