Young at Heart seeking local singers

Staff Report

The Parks Chamber of Commerce is looking for local talent to perform at this year’s Young at Heart Festival in Loves Park.

Local singers interested in performing for the Young at Heart Idol must submit an audition CD or YouTube video by May 20 to The Parks Chamber to be considered for competition. Judges will determine contestants for the vocal competition to take place during the festival on Saturday, May 28 at 3 p.m. The top three finishers in the Young at Heart Idol will receive cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50 respectively.

Contestants will be selected based on talent and must also meet the following qualifications: each contestant will submit one CD or YouTube video that is two minutes long (content must not contain any profanity); must be in the form of a solo performance (no duo or group performances allowed); must include your name, address, and phone number; and must be received by the Parks Chamber by May 20. Audition CDs can be mailed or dropped off to The Parks Chamber Office at 100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111. YouTube auditions can be sent to

Contestants that are chosen to perform in Young at Heart Idol will be notified by May 25. Each contestant will receive two buttons for the festival.

The winner will chosen by audience response during the Young At Heart Festival on Saturday, May 28 from 3-4:30 p.m. For more information call 815-633-9393 or email

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