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Strawberry Days ‘Glenwood Idol’ auditions next Tuesday

Heather McGregor
Post Independent Editor
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Talented locals are invited to compete for a chance to perform at Strawberry Days and be the opening act for the Saturday, June 18, headliner band in the new Glenwood Idol contest.

Preliminary auditions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Glenwood Springs Middle School, 120 Soccer Field Road in West Glenwood. No advance registration is necessary, and acts will be auditioned on a first come, first served basis.

“We’re looking for all kinds of acts,” said Lorie Beattie Courier, who is managing the entertainment for the 114th annual Strawberry Days Festival, hosted by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.

“It can be singers, bands, comedy acts, instrumentals, dancers, or anything entertaining, by performers age 15 and older,” Beattie Courier said.

A team of three judges will select 10 finalist acts from among those who audition on Tuesday.

The 10 finalists will perform three-minute acts in front of the Strawberry Days crowd from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, on the FamilyFest Stage at Sayre Park.

The judges will then select the winning performer to open the show at 6:45 p.m. that evening for the headliner band from Las Vegas, Sina and the Big Bang!

The winning performer will also win an Apple iPad.

Serving as judges are local theater directors Jacquie Meitler and John Goss, along with Mariane Virgili, president and CEO of the chamber.

Beattie Courier said she was looking for an interactive event that would be fun for everyone. The Glenwood Idol competition is modeled on the television shows American Idol or America’s Got Talent, she said.

“There are so many talented people around here,” she said. “So prepare for your chance at local stardom. Get those accompaniment tracks, prepare your songs and fine-tune your pipes. Hopefully we’ll get lots of great contestants.”

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