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WUKY Wants to Know if You Have the Vocal Chops for the Pride Festival Karaoke Competition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 10, 2019) — WUKY, the University of Kentucky's NPR station, will host the fifth annual “Voice of Pride” karaoke contest during the 2019 Lexington Pride Festival Saturday, June 29. Preliminary auditions for the competition begin Tuesday, June 11. A full schedule is below.

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 battle it out on the Main Stage at the Pride Festival by performing in front of thousands. Finalists must prepare a different song for the Main Stage performance, and it must be memorized. No songs with profanity or adult content will be allowed on the Main Stage. 

Preliminary auditions will be held at the times and locations below. *Please note that there are preliminary audition locations available for those under the age of 21.    

  • June 11, Crossings of Lexington, 117 North Limestone, Lexington (sign-up is 8-9 p.m., auditions at 9 p.m.)
  • *June 13, Third Street Stuff & Coffee, 257 North Limestone, Lexington (sign-up is 7-8 p.m., auditions at 8 p.m.)
  • *June 17, 21c Hotel, 167 W. Main St., Lexington (sign-up is 7-8 p.m., auditions at 8 p.m.)
  • June 18, Crossings of Lexington, 117 North Limestone, Lexington (sign-up is 8-9 p.m., auditions at 9 p.m.)

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

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