Have a special talent you want to show off to thousands of people the in the Evansville area? Here's your chance to do that on the main stage of the annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.

Amateur Hour is a nightly feature of the wildly popular Franklin Street festival that gives local residents the opportunity to show off whatever their talent happens to be, whether that's singing, dancing, telling jokes, or performing magic tricks. But, before you step on the main stage the first full week of October, you must first get past the judges during the audition rounds.

This year's auditions will happen on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th beginning at 5:30 p.m. each night at the Mater Dei High School Auditorium at 1300 Harmony Way on Evansville's west side.

Who Can Audition?

The auditions are open to individuals in the following age groups:

  • Junior Division - Pre-School thru Fifth Grade
  • Middle School Division - Sixth Grade thru Eighth Grade
  • Senior Division - Ninth Grade thru Twelfth Grade
  • College Division - Thru Age 24 (Vocal Acts Only)

Performers in each division can enter twice, once as an individual and once as part of a group. All acts are asked to wear the full costumes they intend to wear for their Fall Festival performance for the auditions.

Prize money and trophies will be handed out to the finalists of each division, and the Nut Club says this year's Amateur Nights will feature "bigger cash prizes."

For more information, including the complete list of rules for the auditions, visit the West Side Nut Club on Facebook, or e-mail amateurhour@nutclub.org. You can also Amateur Hour Chairman Rusty Rideout at 812-449-4044 or Co-Chairman Zach Fleenor at 812-457-7093.

[Source: West Side Nut Club on Facebook]

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