Open Mic Night finale at Gateway Theatre in Waynesboro

What: Open Mic Talent Night Finalegateway
 Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:30pm
Where: 329 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va
Admission: $10 (in advance)  |  $12 (at the door)

Audiences at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 7, will listen to the winners from the third season of WTA’s Gateway Talent Nights and crown the audience’s favorite in the grand finale: “Talent of the Year” competition.  Hosted by Lorie Strother, the Dreaded BluesLady, the performance will feature six performers who were selected by Gateway audiences as the best performers in the monthly Talent Nights.

Competing for the title of Waynesboro’s Talent of the Year are a cross section of Valley musicians and performers.  They include bands, solo musicians, and a performer of poetry.  The six acts will compete for two prizes.  The first is a cash prize for the audience favorite.  The second is a cash prize, professional video, and an engagement at the River City Radio Hour’s eighth season.

Among the performers is the trio Ugly Carrots, this all female group covers material ranging from traditional folk songs to current popular hits. Another performer is poet Stewart Hall who specializes in a variety of poetry including such favorites as James Witcomb Riley and Robert Service. Also competing is local rapper J. R. Lion who has developed his own style of rap and reggae. Lydia Rowe the youngest of the competitors will sing her favorite pop tunes.  Singer/guitarist David Reid will perform songs that harken back to the days of Hank Williams. Rounding out the competitors will be singer Morgan Dean.

The order for the final round will be by random selection.  At the end of the evening audience members will cast their ballot for their favorite performer.  Ballots will be handed out at the box office with purchased tickets.

Advance tickets for the June 7th performance are $10 and are available online at or by calling the box office (540-943-9999).  Remaining tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the performance for $12. Doors will open at 7:00 pm.  The performance will start at 7:30 pm at WTA’s Gateway at 329 W. Main St. downtown Waynesboro, VA.


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