CHICAGO The Final BIG GAY TALENT SHOW for GAYS GOT TALENT culminates at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, Saturday, March 20, with doors at 1 p.m. The show starts at 3 p.m. where, based on an audience vote, one act will be crowned the winner.
Windy City Media Group, the company behind the popular Windy City Gay Idol, now in its 8th year, has searched for the most diverse and talented acts in Chicago's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with Gays Got Talent, a BIG GAY TALENT SHOW.
The BIG GAY TALENT SHOW on March 20 includes singers, drag artists, impersonators, former gay idol winners, comedians, burlesque artists, slam poetry, tribal male belly dancing, ballroom dancers, and performance artists. After an audience vote, one act will be crowned the winner and awarded $1,000 cash, American Airlines tickets, Steppenwolf and Ravinia tickets, Miller Lite and Skyy vodka merchandise and more.
The audience votes for the winner. However, three talented judges will provide feedback: casting director Claire Simon of Claire Simon Casting, local diva and singer Amy Armstrong ( competitor on America's Got Talent last season ) , and actor/comedian Mitchell Fain ( Midnite Circus, Second City ) . Amy Matheny, host of Windy City Queercast, is the host of the Gays Got Talent show. Plus enjoy guest performances by the 2009 Talent winner slam poet Lucy Shumpert and America's Got Talent finalist burlesque star Michelle L'amour.
All acts at the finals will be submitted on DVD to the casting department of TV's America's Got Talent, encouraging them to include more GLBT talent on the show.
The Big Gay Talent Show Finals
Where: Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted in Chicago
When: Saturday, March 20, 1 p.m. door opens, 3 p.m. show starts.
Cost: The $10 cover includes a drink ticket and entry to win American Airlines tickets
Premium sponsors include Miller Lite and Skyy Vodka.
For more information, visit www.windycitymediagroup.com
Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, OUT! Resource Guide, Identity online, WindyCityQueercast.com and QueerTVNetwork.com . Windy City Media Group is also the producer of these annual events: Windy City Gay Idol, 30 Under 30 and the Windy City Times Theater Series. To download all of the products visit www.windycitymediagroup.com . Send questions to email@example.com or call ( 773 ) 871-7610.
Contact: Cynthia Holmes, Promotions Director