Garrettsville – Do you think you can sing? Do you like to be on stage performing before others? Are you available April 17th, May 15th and June 26th 2011? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then I have a gig for you. Garrettsville Summerfest announces the audition dates for Garrettsville Idol, the grand finale event that closes out their SummerFest Festival held every year on the last weekend in June. Adults will compete for a $1,000 cash prize, while youth and teens will compete for $500 savings bonds. The prizes will be awarded to the winner at the finals held during Summerfest. The open-call auditions are scheduled for April 17, 2011 at James A Garfield Schools’ Iva Walker Auditorium starting at 1p.m. Contestants are asked to come prepared to sing without musical accompaniment. The closed audition, with no audience has been broken down to the following three age brackets youth 8– 12 years, teen 13-17 years and adults 18 years and up. The youth auditions will start at 1pm, the teens at 2pm and the adults will start at 3pm. Check-in begins an hour before each group’s slated time.
Registration can be done on-line at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com or by obtaining an entry form from Skylanes Bowling Alley. One can return entries in person to Skylanes Bowling Alley or Middlefield Bank in Garrettsville. One can also mail entries to Garrettsville Summerfest at 8311 Windham Street Garrettsville, OH 44231. Please make sure entries are legible and minors have their parent’s signature. Advanced registration is requested but not required. More information, including the rules, can be found at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com or by calling Aaron (330) 524-2646.
This year’s Summerfest theme, “The Biggest Game in Town” has a Vegas flair and, promises to be bigger than ever so don’t forget to pick up a souvenir t-shirt or hoodie to commemorate the event. Both “Biggest Game in Town” and Garrettsville Idol T’s and hoodies will be available at the auditions.
Summerfest 2011 is sponsored by Charles Chevrolet, Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce and The Weekly Villager.
The festival is traditionally held the last weekend in June at the corner of S.R.82 and S.R. 88 in downtown Garrettsville. More information can be found at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com