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Garrettsville SummerFest Announces Idol Auditions


Garrettsville – Can you sing? Do you like to be on stage performing before others? Are you available April 14th, May 19th and June 30th 2013?  If your answer is yes, to all of the above, then SummerFest wants to hear from you. disco-canoedude Garrettsville SummerFest announces the audition dates for Garrettsville Idol, the grand finale` event that closes out their SummerFest Festival every year on the fourth weekend in June.

Adults will compete for a $1000 cash prize awarded to the winner at the finals held during SummerFest, while the youth and teens will each compete for $500 that will be awarded to the winner at SummerFest.

The open-call auditions are scheduled for April 14, 2013 at James A. Garfield Schools’ Iva Walker Auditorium starting at 1p.m. Contestants are asked to come prepared to sing an entire song without musical accompaniment. The closed audition, with no audience has been broken down into 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a biography sheet for our program.

Registration can be done online at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com  click on Garrettsville Idol and fill out the registration form. One may also register by mail; label  the top of paper with Garrettsville Idol,  include name, address, email address, a working phone number where you can be reached, date of birth; then send it to Garrettsville SummerFest at 8311 Windham Street Garrettsville, Oh 44231. Idol registration can also be dropped off at Skylanes Bowling Alley. Registration can be done at the door but they prefer folks to register prior to the event. More information, including the rules can be found at www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com or by calling Aaron King (330) 524-2646 or Denise Bly 330 958-2280.

This year’s theme is “We Are Family.”  T-shirts commemorating your Idol experience along with the SummerFest themed shirts will be available for purchase at the auditions.

* Please note you must be available for all three dates in order to compete.

This years SummerFest primary sponsors are Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Kepich Ford/ Main Street Grille and Brewing Company, University Hospital Geauga Medical Center and the Weekly Villager. SummerFest is traditionally held the fourth full weekend in June at the intersections of State Route 82 and State Route 88 in downtown Garrettsville www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com