Sudbury Beach were the 2019 Teen band competition winners, earning them a slot at Penticton’s Peachfest. (Supplied)

Young talent vying for spot at 2020 Peachfest

Two slots left in group category - enter before Feb. 29.

Calling all talented Okanagan youth; an upcoming talent competition could secure your group a spot on the Peachfest mainstage, this August.

Fresh BC Talent is looking for two more groups in the Fresh BC Talent competition. The winners will secure a spot in Peachfest. So far, one Penticton teen band from the West Bench area has confirmed.

Groups, which can consist of trios, bands, dance groups and more, need at least three members to enter.

The deadline to enter your group is Feb. 29, with competition in this category scheduled to begin March 7.

The competition is open to the entire Okanagan Valley, and in previous years many talented youth have come from areas like Summerland and Kelowna.

The individual category, which also competes for a slot on the main-stage, has attracted 11 participants. The first half of the performers took the stage last weekend at Tugs Tap House. The remaining solo acts take the stage this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

For eight years Fresh BC Talent has given youth in the South Okanagan a chance to perform in the spotlight. Speaking to their eighth year, organizers say they are proud to present yet another exciting performance opportunity to young Okanagan performers.

“It’s been a great thing for the kids and I’ve seen a lot of them grow,” said event producer Denis Chaykowski. “Now to see some of them actually recording and doing what they love to do, what they set out to do…”

For information on how to enter visit Cmeliveproductions.com.

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