Can you sing? Do you like to be on stage performing before others? Are you available April 14th, May 20th and June 24th 2012? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then we want to hear from you. Garrettsville SummerFest announces the audition dates for Garrettsville Idol, the grand finale event that closes out the 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 savings bonds, also awarded to the winner at the finals. The open-call auditions are scheduled for April 14, 2012 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 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, phone number, and date of birth and send it to Garrettsville SummerFest at 8311 Windham Street Garrettsville, Oh 44231. Idol registration can also be dropped off at Skylanes Bowling. Registration can be done at the door but we prefer folks to register prior to the event. More information, including the rules can be found at or by calling Aaron King (330) 524-2646. This year’s theme is “A Tribute to the Armed Forces.” T-shirts commemorating your Idol experience along with the SummerFest themed shirts will be available for purchase at the auditions. Garrettsville Idol is sponsored by Garrettsville McDonalds. This years SummerFest Festival sponsors are Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Geauga Vision, Ellerhorst-Russell Insurance Agency, Kepich Ford and the Weekly Villager. SummerFest is traditionally held the fourth full weekend in June at the corners of State Route 82 and State Route 88 in downtown Garrettsville