Acts Sought for Community-wide Talent Show
CONTACT: Kristin Tignac
Youth Council Coordinator
The Simi Valley Youth Council is seeking talent show acts for its first ever community-wide Talent Show. Vocalists, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians, and more are all encouraged to audition for this impressive showcase. Individual and group acts will be accepted. Approximately 25 acts will be selected to compete in the talent show to take place Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.
“The talent show is a great opportunity for performers to get their name out there and build up experience. This is an event where performers of all talents can show Simi Valley what they’ve got,” says Paige Barrella, Youth Council Member and Talent Show Chair.
Cash prizes will be awarded in specific categories in addition to a People’s Choice winner. A panel of three qualified judges will select the winners.
“The Youth Council chose to put on a talent show because we wanted to showcase all of the amazing talent Simi Valley has to offer,” Barrella said. “There are many open mic nights and specific competitions around town, but the Youth Council Talent Show will bring all the creative and diverse talents together under one roof.”
Applications and contest rules are available online at www.simivalley.org/talentshow. All acts must submit an application and audition video clip by Friday, April 26, 2019.
The Talent Show will also serve as a fundraiser to help support the Youth Council’s community projects and events throughout the year. These include the anti-bullying and suicide prevention campaigns; printing of teen crisis numbers on the back of school ID cards; and the annual flagship event, the Simi Valley Youth Summit. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring this event can contact Kristin Tignac, Youth Council Coordinator, at (805) 583-6766.
The Simi Valley Youth Council is an advisory board to the City Council on issues that affect the youth in the community. It is comprised of 24 middle and high school students. Community members and youth are encouraged to follow the Youth Council on Instagram @simivalleyyouthcouncil.