Laurens sings 18

The City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Dept. announced the second season of Laurens Sings to be held during the summer of 2018.

Laurens Sings is a singing competition, open to ages 8 and up.    

Laurens Sings will include the top 15 finalists after auditions are completed. After two auditions, one final audition has been added. An open audition will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm at The Ridge at Laurens.

All audition participants will be asked to sing a one-minute a cappella version of a song of their choice. Auditions are open to individuals, groups and bands. Judges will select 15 finalists for the Laurens Sings competition. The finalists will be announced on Friday, May 25.

Laurens Sings will offer participants a chance to sing each week during the three-week preliminaries beginning June 7. Preliminaries will be held on June 7, 14 and 21. The top 15 will perform each week and then online voting will be combined with judges voting to determine the rankings after each week of performances.

After each week of performances, the top 15 will be ranked 1 through 15. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 7 and June 14 performances will receive $50. The No. 1 ranked performer after the June 21 performances will receive $100.

The top 15 will perform in the finale on June 28. The winner will be announced at the Riverfront Freedom Festival on July 3. The winner of Laurens Sings will receive $1,000.

Laurens Sings is sponsored by the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department and GoLaurens.com.

For more information on Laurens Sings, contact Laurens Recreation Director Jason Pridgen at 864-681-7275 or visit www.GoLaurens.com.