It was an exciting evening of performances on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for the first round of auditions of the annual 2018 Car Credit Nation “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!” contest.
The Bright Box Theater was host to 20 acts, and ten semi-finalists were chosen, including singers Nerys Apple, Erika Buhrman, Bridget Chebo, Tonya Dallas-Lewis, Donnie Hawkins, Sarah Sampson, Elisa Shaw, Tom Sullivan, Katelyn Turner, the singing trio Higher Power, rapper Ethan Locke and magician Charles Jones.
Theresa Gaines, chair of the event which is part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® to be held April 27 to May 6, reminds the public that there is just one more evening of auditions, which is slated for Wednesday, March 14 – click here to register online.
Contestants who win at the two first-round auditions will compete in the semi-finals on Wednesday, April 11, and winners from that event will compete in the finals on Wednesday, May 2. The finals will be held during the 91st festival whose theme is “Welcome Home!” All contests will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bright Box in downtown Winchester. Prizes awarded at the final event include first place, $5,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $500.
Rules and guidelines are posted on our website. A sample of talent and background music (if needed) for audition must be included with the application. A URL or MP3 is needed for the application process.
Audience tickets for the March 14 auditions are $10 in the downstairs theater and $5 for the upstairs location.
For full details on all Festival news and events, go to thebloom.com and also download the official Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® app for iPhone, iPad and Android.