Southern Vermont Idol Competition
Keene Idol has now become Southern Vermont Idol! For twelve years, the Keene Idol amateur singing competition was a signature event in Keene, NH. In 2016, producer Susan MacNeil, who has relocated to Bellows Falls, VT will present the 13th year of the event under its new name. Although the five-week time frame of July and August will remain the same and contestants do not have to reside in southern Vermont to compete, other aspects of the event will change in its new location beginning with the audition process.
Doors open to the public at 6 pm. Food and drink available for purchase upon arrival. Minors must be accompanied by adult. Smoking outside only.
Tickets at the door (if available) cash or check only.
- Age Categories: Youth ages 6-12 Teen ages 13-19 Young Adults ages 20-30 Adults 31+. Age category is determined by contestant age during the event. For instance, if someone is 12 when they audition but turns 13 in July, they would be considered a Teen contestant.
- Voting: One judge will be in the audience. Their feedback will count for 25% of total score. THE AUDIENCE will determine the remaining 75%. This means that the audience now has input about which contestants will compete in the event.
- Registration: Register online with paid registration fee in advance or at the door.
Finalists will be notified no later than June 25. The competition begins on Saturday, July 9 and continues on July 16, 23, 30 and August 5. Prizes awarded at the August 5 finale. The event will be held on stage at the Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT. For the purposes of this event, amateur is defined as a performer who engages in singing occasionally, paid or unpaid, rather than as a sole profession.
To be added now to the email list and/or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact MacNeil at email@example.com or call 603-313-0052. Net proceeds will benefit the Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of commitment to integrating the arts into the long-term sustainability of the community by creating effective partnerships that initiate and support accessibility, affordable housing, artist town meetings, public art initiatives and policy making.
Loyal Order of Moose (View)
59 Westminster St.
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|