Hold On Talent Slam this Saturday
Total Awards now at $8,500 in Cash and Scholarships
The event will take place at Loveland Artists Studios on Main, 529 Main Street. The doors open at 6 PM and the talent hits the stage at 7 PM.
Contestants were selected through an audition process, which was held earlier this month. Participants are coming from Loveland High School, Milford, Blanchester, Goshen, Scarlet Oaks, Sycamore High School, Amelia and Walnut Hills High School. One finalist is even coming from northern Ohio. Categories include singing, church drama team, trumpet, flute, piano, spoken word/poetry slam poetry, singing and guitar duet, French horn solo, country song, and original song.
The Hold On Talent Slam is sponsored by Loveland Magazine, A.S.A.P. (Andrew’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention), a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, Loveland High School Active Minds, and Shawn and Chandra Custis, owners of Loveland Artists Studios on Main.
Back by very popular demand as MC from Loveland Magazine's Poetry Slam last year will be Loveland Magazine Sports Reporter, Ricky Mulvey.
The teens will perform in front of a large audience, bright stage lights, and five highly qualified judges selected for their varied expertise. Michael Oakley is one. He has opened shows for various national acts including George Thorogood, Robin Trowler, Pat Travers, Spencer Davis Group, Head East, Wish Bone Ash and Saigon Kick just to name a few.
Another judge is Sonja Hansen, a director, choreographer, and dance teacher. Her dance credits include Walt Disney World, MTV, the Cincinnati Ballet Company, and Butler Ballet Company. Hansen was awarded “Best Choreography 2011” from BroadwayWorld.com.
A Cincinnati BenGal Cheerleader will be a judge.
Phil Jones with MDAudio will be providing professional sound and stage lighting.
Support of the sponsors makes this event FREE and open to the public.
Drinks, snacks and light food fare will be on hand.