For Immediate Release: February 8, 2010, Contact: Cynthia Holmes, WCMGpromotions@gmail.com, 734-834-0491
CHICAGO - Windy City Media Group ( WCMG ) wants to show the world that "Gays Got Talent."
The company behind the popular Windy City Gay Idol, now in its 8th year, has provided a stage for Chicago's best singers. Now WCMG expands the search for the most diverse and talented acts in Chicago's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with Gays Got Talent. The 2nd annual event will challenge America's Got Talent to include more GLBT talent on their show.
For more information and to see rules and regulations, visit Gays Got Talent Rules, 2010 www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=25024
The search will begin with two events at Spin ( Feb 25 ) and Roscoe's ( March 3 ) and will showcase any new talent who sign up to compete alongside some of the community's best professionals in the world of music, comedy, dance, drag and more. Up to 20 contestants will perform each night. The act receiving the most audience votes will win $100 cash and will advance on to the Finals. The second and third place vote getters will also advance the Finals. The judges will vote two additional acts through to the Finals.
The search culminates March 20 with a big talented gay variety show at Sidetrack where someone will be crowned the audience favorite, winning $1000 cash, American Airlines tickets, Steppenwolf theater tickets, Miller Lite and Skyy vodka merchandise and more. Plus all acts at the finals will be submitted on DVD to the casting department of TV's America's Got Talent.
CALLING ALL professional and amateur singers, dancers, impersonators, poets, drag artists, jugglers, comics, and more! Come audition for Gays Got Talent at either Spin or Roscoe's to hopefully land a spot at the coveted big finals show. Remember the audience votes! So bring your friends to vote for you. There is limited space to compete so arrive early. Three-minute limit for your act.
Judges for Talent will include well-known performers, casting directors, and celebrities. The fee is $10 to compete, $5 to attend. Amy Matheny, host of Windy City Queercast, is the host of the Gays Got Talent series.
-- Thursday, Feb. 25, Spin bar, Halsted and Belmont, 8 p.m. sign-up, 9 p.m. start time.
-- Wed., March 3, Roscoe's bar, 3356 N. Halsted, 8 p.m. sign-up, 9 p.m. start time.
The Big Gay Talent Show finals will be at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 1 p.m. door opens, 3 p.m. show starts. The $10 cover includes a drink ticket and entry to win American Airlines tickets and more.
Premium sponsors include Miller Lite and Skyy Vodka.
Get your act together!
For more information and to see rules and regulations, visit Gays Got Talent Rules, 2010 at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=25024
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: