Forge, TN – March 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Tune your guitar,
warm up your vocal cords and break out your best magic tricks — Pigeon
Forge (Tenn.) is searching for top talent to participate in its inaugural
Path to Fame Talent Competition. Auditions
in three cities will determine 12 semi-finalists who advance to the final
competition in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Path to Fame Talent Competition
auditions take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in:
Four semi-finalists from each
city will advance to the final competition in Pigeon Forge on June 16.
Accommodations will be made for the semi-finalists and one guest to travel
to the finals in Pigeon Forge. To register, visit PFFame.com.
Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday,
Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday,
Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday,
“The caliber of talent featured
in the many stage shows in Pigeon Forge is exceptional, and our shows are
a major reason so many folks visit our city,” said Leon Downey, executive
director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. “Pigeon Forge’s Path
to Fame talent competition lets aspiring performers benefit from the experienced
theater community that we have here, with hopes that we’ll launch yet another
performer—our grand prize winner—onto a Path of Fame.”
Pigeon Forge helped launch
the careers of recording artists Carly Pearce, Janelle Arthur and Craig
The grand champion selected
at the final competition will receive a prize package comprised of tools
to launch his or her path to fame including a one-year mentorship with
Nashville-based talent executive John Alexander who discovered Grammy-nominated
artist Kelsea Ballerini and spent over a decade at Great American Country
television network. Alexander will be a key asset in establishing consultations,
studio time and industry meetings for the grand champion. Additionally,
the winner will perform at Pigeon Forge theaters during a complimentary
return trip and receive assets and experiences to advance his or her career.
To view the complete grand prize package, visit PFFame.com.
“Talented people are everywhere,
but few have the opportunity to share that talent with industry professionals.
We are going to Cincinnati, Nashville and Atlanta with the hope that entertainers
from across the region can have that chance,” said Alexander. “Nothing
excites me more than nurturing careers and connecting the right people
to bring someone one step closer to the spotlight.”
A diverse judging panel will
determine who advances to the final round. The judges at each audition
include Alexander, representatives of Pigeon Forge’s theater community
and a radio personality from the audition city.
There are four eligible talent
categories; vocalist, instrumentalist, comedian and specialty act. Individuals
and groups of five or fewer can register in advance to audition at PFFame.com.
Onsite registration at the audition and check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to noon
local time. Auditions will be on a first-come, first-served basis at each
audition location. All contestants must check in between 8:30 a.m. and
noon local time.
Located six miles from the
entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a family-friendly
vacation destination that offers more than 80 attractions, including award-winning
entertainment. This is an opportunity for the city to turn the tables and
recognize the many talents its passionate visitors have and help guide
the grand champion along the path to fame.
Follow the Path to Fame Talent
Competition at Facebook.com/MyPigeonForgeTN
More information and rules
and regulations for the Path to Fame Talent Competition can be found at
PFFame.com. More information about visiting Pigeon Forge is available at
About Pigeon Forge
Forge is located in East Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from Knoxville
and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nation’s population east of
the Mississippi River lives within a day’s drive, making it an easily accessible
family vacation destination. The city’s neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, the most-visited national park in the U.S. It also is home
to Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, Tennessee’s most-visited ticketed
attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge are available
at MyPigeonForge.com or toll-free
for Pigeon Forge Department
615-327-1189 ext. 350