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WUKY to Host 6th Annual ‘Voice of Pride’ Karaoke Contest

WUKY poster with "Voice of Pride" against LGBTQ* flag

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2022) — WUKY will host a karaoke contest, Voice of Pride, during the 2022 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 perform on the Main Stage at the Pride Festival. 

Please prepare a different song for the Main Stage performance. 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 23, at Old North at Greyline Station. Past winners are not eligible to participate as a contestant.

Grand Prize

The overall winner will receive a three-song package from Nitrosonic Music Studio that includes recording time as well as mixes and masters for all three songs. As an added bonus, the songs will be Apple Digital Masters certified once they go through the mastering house.

Preliminary Auditions

June 20: Ole Hookers Bait and Tackle, 203 South Limestone, Lexington (sign-up at 8-9 p.m., contest at 9 p.m.)

June 21: Crossings of Lexington, 117 North Limestone, Lexington (sign-up 8-9 p.m., contest at 9 p.m.)

June 23: Old North at Greyline Station, 101 West Loudon Ave., Suite 116, Lexington (sign-up at 7-8 p.m., contest at 8 p.m.)

For any questions, contact Robert Hansel at 859-257-3272.

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