Open Mic Talent Night Begins

Lorie_Strother_smAspiring talent from throughout the region will meet at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, Oct. 3, for the first round of the Open Mic Talent Competition.

The winner will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to return for the June Finale.  The winner of the June competition will receive a cash prize, a gig at a WTA-produced event, and a professionally-made, promotional video.  Lorie Strother, aka The Dreaded Blues Lady, will the host of the evening which begins at 7 pm at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

Open Mic Talent Night is open to the full range of performing arts: music, comedy, poetry, magic, etc. “We have a wealth of musical talent in the Valley and over the mountain, but we are also blessed with performers who have skills in other genres.  The Talent Night Competition is a place for them as well.” said Strother.  “The Gateway is a great room to perform in and is an ideal venue for new talent to spread their wings. It’s also great for those who have been warming up for a long time.  All ages, all talent, all welcome.”

Performers are asked to arrive as close to 7 pm as possible and to register for a performance slot.  The line up is determined by a drawing.  Each act will have 10 minutes on the Gateway stage.

Open Mic Talent Night is sponsored by the Augusta Free Press.

“We were delighted to be involved last year,” said Chris Graham, president of Augusta Free Press LLC.  “The turnout of talent at the Open Mic Nights was impressive.  We are sure this year’s will again be a demonstration of the creative riches of our area.  The Open Mic Talent Night is a great way to expose those artistic resources to the general public.”

The winner of the Open Mic Talent Night is selected by the audience. Admission is free, but in order to vote, an audience member must make a donation of whatever amount.

The performance begins at 7 pm at WTA’s Gateway at 329 West Main in Downtown Waynesboro.

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