“Southington Icon, A Singing Competition” returns for it’s third year to the 43rd Annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival, located in the downtown Southington, CT, and will be held the last weekend of September and first weekend of October. Major sponsors of this dynamic event include Positive Energy, Omega Communications, Southington Arts Council, Image Marketing Consultants and Machiavelli’s Restaurant.

“It is so much fun seeing the auditions for Southington Icon. You get to see vocalists from ages 9 and up compete A Capella. It is great to see the various talent abilities and song choices that the contestants choose. The public is welcome to attend and share in the fun of audition day.” says Melissa Ericksen-Salmon, Icon Chairman.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 24th at Derynoski School located at 240 Main Street in Southington. Auditions will start at 10 am, and the 12 finalists will be selected that day. Individuals from all over Connecticut, ages 9 and older, are eligible to audition and the auditions will be A Capella.

The live competitions will be held during the Apple Harvest Festival, a family-oriented festival which attracts over 200,000 visitors each year. The first live competition will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 5pm – 6pm, at the main stage at the Apple Harvest Festival and will continue on Sunday, October 2nd, from 4pm – 5pm, Friday, October7th, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Saturday, Oct. 8th from 2pm – 3pm, and Sunday, Oct.9th, from 1pm – 2pm at which point a winner will be selected and announced. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite performer online at www.southingtonicon.com or at the Southington Icon voting booth located within the festival.

The first prize winner will receive $1,000 and various bookings to showcase their talent at local restaurants in Southington. The winner will also receive professional recording studio time at Onyx Soundlab: Recording & Production Studio.

There will be some guest performances during the competitions by past ICON finalists, we have 4 past finalists scheduled for the final competition on Sun. Oct 9th at 1:00pm. Don’t miss it!

To register or for more information:

Contact Melissa Ericksen at info@SouthingtonIcon.com

Visit the website at www.SouthingtonIcon.com

Check out the Facebook page www.Facebook.com/SouthingtonIcon

or Call 860-276-1966