Let Your Inner Star Shine! CarmelFest Has Talent, presented by
Indy Connect, is an annual statewide talent competition looking for undiscovered musical talent. Finalists compete for cash prizes and perform on stage in front of a live audience at CarmelFest on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
CONTEST NOT YET LIVE FOR 2019. CHECK BACK SOON.
- Register online (registration fee $25)
- Deadline for Instrumentalist and Ensemble has been extended to June 8!
- Video submissions are now being accepted!
- Participate in one of the preliminary auditions held at the end of May and early June.
- Note: All solo vocalist registrations have been filled as of May 25 and those categories are now closed.
NEW CATEGORIES FOR 2018:
- Solo Vocalists ages 15 and under
- Solo Vocalists ages 16 and older
- Solo Instrumentalists and Ensembles
HOW IT WORKS:
- Contestants 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 category
- Semi-Finalists will perform live on the CarmelFest Gazebo Main Stage on Wednesday, July 3
During the semi-finals, Judges will select the three contestants in each category to perform live on the CarmelFest Gazebo Main Stage in the Final Round on Thursday, July 4.
- Cash prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each performance category
- First Place winners $400
- Second place winners $200
- Third place winners $100
Before you register, READ the contest RULES
A few eligibility rules to know right away
- Professional musicians are not eligible (that includes having an agent or a singing contract of any sort).
- Did you win last year? If yes, Congrats, but you are not eligible for the same category this year.
- You must live in Indiana.
- First Round additions will be held at the end of May and early June
- Semi-finalists perform on stage at CarmelFest on Wednesday, July 3
- Finalists perform on stage at CarmelFest on Thursday, July 4
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