Knoxville hosts talent search

Knoxville, Tennessee – Have you got talent? The YMCA of East Tennessee and Knoxville’s Got Talent are teaming up for a community-wide talent search that will highlight the gifts of local artists and performers starting on 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Knoxville Marriott, 501 East Hill Ave. Auditions are open to groups and individuals of all ages and talents. Selected performers from the audition round will compete for a Knoxville’s Got Talent grand prize of $1,000 at a 2018 event at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Proceeds will benefit the Y’s youth programs.

“The Y’s cause is to strengthen the community,” said Rebekah Grace, senior program director at the West Side Family Y. “That’s what we do and why we’re here. This is a real chance for us to give youth more opportunity and to help them explore what they’re passionate about.”

The YMCA of East Tennessee’s many programs for youth include swimming and other sports, child care, after-school care, summer day camps, mentoring, gardening and many additional activities.

Pre-register for Knoxville’s Got Talent by Nov. 15. Secure your audition spot by calling 865-237-6968.