Pekin Main Street Presents “Pekin’s Got Talent” Competition

This summer, Pekin Main Street is presenting a county wide talent competition that will determine who has the most talent!

Modeled after the popular TV show, American’s Got Talent, this competition will have three phases. First, there will be an open audition for all interested parties on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6-8 at the Pekin Public Library. From this audition, the field will be narrowed down to the top 20 acts and those acts will perform live at Pekin Main Street’s Annual Cruise In on Saturday, July 30th in downtown Pekin. The field will then be narrowed down to the top 10 acts and those top 10 acts will compete at Friday Night Family Fest to kick off Marigold Festival Weekend on September 9, 2011 for cash prizes and winner of Pekin’s Got Talent. Prize sponsor is Herget Bank.

The talent competition is open to all ages and all residents of Tazewell County. Rules and regulations for the competition can be found on the application packet. Application packets are available at the Pekin Public Library, all Herget Bank locations in Pekin, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, Pekin Main Street office and at

Completed applications must be received by June 1, 2011. Contact Melida Heien, Executive Director of Pekin Main Street, at 353-3100 or for more information.


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