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Are you ready to reign supreme as the 2023 Voice of Pride?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 6, 2023) —​ WUKY will host the seventh annual “Voice of Pride” Karaoke Contest leading up to the 2023 Lexington Pride Festival.

Participants will perform one song in front of a panel of judges at preliminary auditions located around downtown Lexington. The finalists from the preliminaries will face-off at Pivot Brewing on June 23 to win the coveted title of the 2023 Voice of Pride and perform on the main stage during the 2023 Lexington Pride Festival. Please prepare a different song for the second round of the competition at Pivot Brewing. No songs with profanity or adult content will be allowed on the Main Stage.

Contestants of all-ages are encouraged but individuals under the age of 18 must have a signed form by a guardian to participate. Contestants under the age of 21 will be able to audition on June 21 at Third Street Stuff. Past winners are not eligible to participate as a contestant.

Grand Prize

The overall winner will be recorded at WUKY, and their music will air on WUKY for thousands of listeners, as well as performing on-stage at the Lexington Pride Festival on June 24.

Preliminary Auditions:

June 6 - Crossings of Lexington, 117 North Limestone, Lexington (Sign-up: 8-9 p.m., Contest: 9 p.m.)

June 12 - Ole Hookers Bait and Tackle , 203 South Limestone, Lexington (Sign-up: 8-9 p.m., Contest: 9 p.m.)

June 13 - Crossings of Lexington, 117 North Limestone, Lexington (Sign-up: 8-9 p.m., Contest: 9 p.m.)

June 21 – Third Street Stuff, 257 N Limestone #1., Lexington (Sign-up: 7-8 p.m., Contest: 8 p.m.)

For any questions, contact Robert Hansel ( or 606-246-0699) or Haley Gearhart ( or 859-257-7830).

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