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  • Every Saturday Night, 7:30 P.M.
  • Rehearsals with the BAND Thursday nights – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on a first come first serve

Win Cash Prizes and a new guitar from Allen Music

Talent Divisions
Beginner (12 & under)    Junior 13-17     Young Adult 18-39     Senior Adult 40 and up     Instrumental
New for 2016  “Miscellaneous Talent” including any talent other than singing or playing an instrument (Clogging, Magic, Ventriloquist, Comedy, Dance, Juggling etc)

$2,900 in prize money and a new guitar from Allen Music to be given away!
Winners get a live interview on WILLE Radio with “Bear on the Air”

Talent contests offer a great way to get started in music.

The music director of the Kentucky Opry is always looking for talented performers of all ages to be guests in the Friday and Saturday night Opry shows. If you do well in the talent search, and the audience likes you, chances are  you will be asked to come back as a guest!

Weekly Prizes For 1st Place Division Winners

  • $25 in Cash   Talent Search T-shirt


  • $500.00 in CASH
  • Guest spot on major Country Music Concert at The Carson Center
  • A Trophy
  • Perform at the Kentucky Opry
  • Your name on “Overall Winners” plaque at the Kentucky Opry.
  • A new Guitar from Allen Music in Paducah!
  • “People’s Choice” Award and Trophy for the person with the most audience votes.

Coaching lessons offered for performers who want to be better prepared for the contest.

While you are here there are many other Kentucky Lake activities, concerts, and shows in this area. See what else is happening  Kentucky Lake Events

2015 Talent Search Grand Final Results:

OVERALL WINNER – 17 year old CAYLEE HALL from Paris,Tn.
PEOPLE”S CHOICE – 11 year old JULIA HALL from Cobden,IL

Instrumental Division
1st Place – Kate Ward
2nd Place – Hannah Gibson
3rd Place – Joe Fredrick
4th Place – Jake Patty

Beginner Division
1st Place – Julia Hall
2nd Place – Chloe Smith
3rd Place – Laney Evans
Junior Division
1st Place – Caylee Hall
2nd Place – Lexy Tays
3rd Place – Jaci Durbin

Sr Adult
1st Place – Darryl Carr
2nd Place – Dee Dee Guthrie
3rd Place – Gene Foster

Adult Division
1st Place – John Guetersloh2nd Place – Melissa Jackson
3rd Place – Amanda Turner