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I know Garfield County’s got talent, and it’s time to show it off.

The Post Independent is now accepting video auditions for our Garfield Talent Contest. Have you been looking for an excuse to share that new song you wrote? Or maybe you need a place to perform a dance you’ve been working on, or a poem, or some magic tricks, or, or ,or. The possibilities are endless.

We’re accepting video auditions in a few different age groups: elementary school, middle school, high school and adult. Selected acts will perform at a TBD time and place during the week of Strawberry Days and will have the chance to win a scholarship to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

We’ve also got a separate virtual Battle of the Bands contest going on at the same time, and the top seven winners will perform at Strawberry Days. As if that exposure isn’t enticing enough, first place will also win $1,000, second place will win $700, third will win $500, fourth will win $400, fifth will win $350, sixth will win $300, and seventh will win $250.

Interested? Here’s what you need to do:

First, record a video sample of your act lasting no longer than two minutes.

Then, submit that video at bit.ly/1DARugP by 11:59 p.m. on April 15.

Voting will begin on April 16 and last through April 22. The popular vote will count as one of three judges who choose the acts for both the talent show and the Strawberry Days performances.

This is an incredible opportunity to share your talent with the community and meet other creative Garfield County residents. Plus, the prizes you could win aren’t half bad.

I’ve always believed that when it comes to talent, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Now you can.

Friday

Every third Friday, Loyal Brothers Lounge in Glenwood hosts a comedy night with no cover. This month, Aaron Urist and Matt Wayman from Denver are the featured acts, with special guests Nate Brown, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Anthony Bartolo, a first generation American also out of Boulder. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the comedy starts at 9 p.m. A DJ will follow the laughs.

Saturday

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam is coming to the Wheeler at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.). Mason will perform hits and deep album cuts from Traffic, rare photos, stories from Mason, plus new material and a selection of his solo tunes. Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours now at http://www.aspenshowtix.com. Prices range from $40 to $125.

Sunday

Pianist, composer, performer and music historian Frank French will be performing Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave. The work is known as one of the most challenging and varied for piano, and one of the most beautiful to hear. The performance is free, but a recommended donation of $20 can be made with your reservation at http://www.frankfrench.name/reserve.htm.

Jessica Cabe would be happy to answer any of your questions about the Garfield Talent Contest or Battle of the Bands. She can be reached at jcabe@postindependent.com.


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