It isn't until around dinner time that folks start parking their derrieres in this seats to get ready for a full night of spectacular voices singing songs from Disney classic to country standards, a gospel tune or too and often Sinatra tune's are done in
It is Taste of Talent time!
But the show begins long before then... in fact it starts now. The release of the audition packets for hopeful contestants is now available. The showcase of twelve vocalists draws hundreds of spectators each week and offers prize money for those who make the finals over a month later. It is one of the premiere evenst of the Franklin Fine Arts Council and is free to the public.
The competition is open to individual soloists aged 16 and older. Audition packets are available by going online to www.franklinpa.gov/events or calling 814-437-1922, ext. 1123 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Packets and the $25 registration fee should be submitted by May 16.
The dates for this year's competition will be Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at beginning at 7 p.m. Then the day sifts to Saturday, August 5 for the semi-finals also at 7 p.m.
The finals will be held the next dayat 4 p.m. Sunday, August 7 immediately following the Taste of Franklin festival.
According to the Franklin Fine Arts council the winner of the month long competition will receive $1,000 thanks to a sponsorship by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union. Prize monies totaling $200 ($100 cash and $100 in Franklin Retail gift certificate) will be awarded to the other three semi-finalists.