Pigeon Forge, TN (September 19, 2016) – Rob Patz, Publisher of SGNScoops Magazine, announced the addition of the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search to the exciting lineup of the 2016 Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. Held from October 31st through November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Creekside encompasses evening concerts, daytime showcases and the 2016 Diamond Awards.
“After the event in Vernon, we knew we had to bring the Talent Contest to Creekside. I am so excited to be able to work with Dennis and Leslie McKay and Vonda Easley on this endeavor,” remarked Rob Patz.
The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search will be held outdoors at the Ramada Inn – Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Monday, October 31st at 11:00 a.m. The entry fee is $175. Everyone is invited to come out and support the contestants. There will be a Grand Prize and Runner-Up winner that will be announced at the Monday night Creekside Concert.
The Grand Prize package includes a six song EP valued at $3,000 and includes studio recording time at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, engineer/producer, mixing/mastering, and two copies of the final mastered project. Studio musicians and product/CDs are not included. This incredible package also includes three months of full page advertising valued at $3,000 in SGN Scoops Magazine plus six months of national radio promotion for one song by Hey Y’all Media and a featured interview on Vonda Easley’s radio show, Strictly Southern, valued at $3,000. In addition, the grand prize winner will perform on Tuesday night at the prestigious Diamond Awards show.
“Recently in Vernon, Alabama we saw and heard some of the best talent out there. I expect no different for the Creekside Convention and I am so excited to see who I will be promoting next on radio,” commented Vonda Easley of Hey Y’all Media.
The Runner-Up package includes a certificate for $300 off a 10 song recording project at Studio 115A in Columbus, MS, one month of advertising in SGNScoops Magazine valued at $250, and a single digital song release by Hey Y’all Media valued at $99.
“When Rob and Vonda approached us about taking this to Creekside, we were excited about the idea. There are some incredibly talented singers and musicians out there. We saw that at Vernon and are looking forward to working with the winner of the Creekside event to produce a project that will showcase their talent,” said Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records/Studio 115A.
The Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search is open to all Gospel music artists, including solos, duos, and groups. Each participant will have eight minutes to showcase their musical talent via track or live music. The entry fee is $175. To register for the Creekside Gospel Music Talent Search, call Leslie McKay at (662) 312-4146. Creekside tickets are free but must be reserved here: Creeksidegospelmusicconvention