Indy Connect Presents “CarmelFest Has Talent”

The Summer’s Best Vocal Competition

CarmelFest Has Talent, presented by Indy Connect, is an annual statewide talent competition with finalists competing for cash prizes and performing on stage at CarmelFest (July 3rd & 4th).

CHT registrations are officially closed.


To enter the contest, you must register on-line prior to May 31! (Registration fee $25). Contestants must participate in one of the preliminary auditions held June 12th, 14th & 20th.  (Questions: email

Vocalists will compete in one of three age categories:

12 years and younger, 13 to 17 years, 18 years and older

Soloists will have 3 minutes to impress our expert judges by performing a song of their choice

Judges will select the CarmelFest Has Talent Semi-Finalists by choosing the contestants who gave the strongest audition performances in each age category. Semi-Finalists will perform live on the CarmelFest Gazebo Main Stage on July 3rd.

During the semi-finals, Judges will select the 3 soloists in each age group to perform in the Final Round on July 4th live on the Gazebo Stage at CarmelFest

Cash prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category.  First Place winners $500. Second place winners $250. Third place winners $100.00.

Before you register, please READ the contest RULES on the CarmelFest

A few eligibility rules to know right away:

  1. Professional singers are not eligible (that includes having an agent or a singing contract of any sort)
  2. Did you win last year? If yes, Congrats, but you are not eligible for the same age category this year
  3. You must live in Indiana

CHT registrations are officially closed.

the details

initial auditions:
Deadline for applications is May 31.  First Round additions will be held June 12-14-20

semi-finalists on stage at CarmelFest on Monday, July 3 and finalists on stage on Tuesday, July 4th



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