Thursday, May 24, 2012

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 Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5:45-7:45 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 28th 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 7, 2012 for cash prizes and winner of Pekin’s Got Talent.

This year, there will be two categories – Kids (0-15 years) and Adult (16 years and up) – a winner will be selected from each division. Lip Sync acts, instrumentalists and other variety acts are encouraged to apply.

The talent competition is open to all ages and all residents of Tazewell and Mason Counties.  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 and can be downloaded at www.pekinmainstreet.com.

Priority is given to applications received by June 5, 2012. Contact Melida Heien, Executive Director of Pekin Main Street, at 353-3100 or mainstreet@grics.net for more information.