A musical talent show for residents of Grundy County
When the Bluegrass Underground family moved into their forever home, The Caverns, in Pelham, back in 2018, they knew they would be proud to present the breathtaking natural beauty of Grundy County in a starring role in the Emmy-winning international PBS concert series Bluegrass Underground. Since then, The Caverns has hosted many world-class concerts in all genres, from bluegrass legends like Del McCoury to jam bands to Americana, blues, folk, funk, gospel and even major rock headliners like the Flaming Lips. But one thing they didn’t expect was the wealth of local musical talent they would find here, even among the members of their local crew.
So now it’s time to turn the spotlight on local musical friends and neighbors right here in Grundy County with the first annual “Grundy’s Got Talent: A Musical Talent Show at The Caverns.” At 2 p.m., on September 29, area artists will compete for an array of prizes, including a paid performing spot opening for a national headliner at The Caverns in 2020; a featured appearance on GCTV’s production of the full concert; a professionally directed and edited, multi-camera shoot of one song from each finalists performance in the final competition for use in future promotion and publicity, as well as being a major part of the local and regional media coverage of the event.
Music industry professionals will select six finalists from the entrants, each performing act must have one member who resides in Grundy County and the surrounding area. Single performers and bands are welcome. On September 29, these finalists will each perform three songs before a celebrity panel of three top music industry professionals and artists.
The contest/concert will be hosted by Mike Partin, SVEC President/CEO and Pelham resident, and admission is free for all Grundy County area residents. But, you’d better get there early. Admission is limited to the first 750 attendees.
One of the six acts will be presented with a special Audience Choice Award, so come out and support your home team.
We all know Grundy’s got talent, now’s your chance to show it off.
To enter, complete the online form at https://form.jotform.com/92085236644157.