Opening Act

Ed Washington

I’m a performing artist from Alaska. There’s not a ton of spaces for an R&B / Soul Singer in my city. If given the opportunity I will slay!
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The big break

Will Ed Washington 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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I’m Not Wise (feat. Medium Build & SAINT DEON)

Ed Washington - Wishing (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2021)

Through The Night

Give It Like You Used To (feat. Medium Build)


What do you enjoy most about being a musician?

The thing I enjoy most about being a musician is the ability to connect with people. I don’t always feel seen or heard, but with music I always can find a way to connect.

Which musician would you like to collaborate with?

I would love to work with Masego, Frank Ocean, SZA, James Fauntleroy, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Drake, Lil Nas X. Pharrell, etc. I mix, write, and produce, so I’d love to work with all of those people and learn from them.

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

I would get a Laptop, so I could travel and work on projects, and maybe a keyboard to play live shows with. I’m a full time musician and I currently make enough to make ends meat. I’d love to splurge on some gear.