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Folk Society Youth Showcase

January 8, 2021

Calling All Youth Performers!

The Folk Society's annual Youth Showcase will be presented as a virtual event on January 8, 2021. Youth signup and performance will be different from previous years with changes reflected in the requirements listed below.

If you wish to preform, you must submit an audition video by October 30, 2020. Ten finalists will be chosen for our live stream show. If you are not chosen, your video will be shared on the CFS Facebook and Instagram pages for all our members to enjoy. Audition videos must be uploaded to YouTube and your link submitted to Mary Shumway.

Requirements are as follows:

  • The featured performer must be 21 years old or younger. You may have adult accompaniment. 
  • Performance length must be 5 minutes or shorter.
  • Performances should feature roots music, folk dance, and/or storytelling.
  • Audition video must be uploaded to YouTube and link should be sent to by October 30, 2020
  • Performances of all skill levels will be included in the live showcase. Videos will be judged on performer’s preparedness and presentation.
  • Chosen performers must be available to record final performances at a time and location that will be determined by October 30, 2020.

Please pass along this information to anyone that might be interested in performing. Charlotte Folk Society members will be given priority for performance slots, but membership is not required to participate. 

Contact Mary Shumway with questions about the youth showcase at 704-957-2496.

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