The popular showcase Asbury Park’s Got Talent is now accepting applications ahead of its return this month, organizer Diane Shelton of Interfaith Neighbors said.
“Whether you sing or dance, juggle or do a magic trick, tell a joke or spoken word, we want you to be a part of fun,” Shelton said.
Asbury Park’s Got Talent invites anyone ages 10 and up who lives, works and/or studies in Asbury Park to be a part of the fun. Groups and families are also welcome and contestants will vie for an array of prizes and awards, said Shelton, who serves as Interfaith Neighbors’ Community Outreach Specialist.
The talent showcase is the result of an Interfaith Neighbors’ Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Planning Grant initiative, she said.
“Members of the 2019 youth stakeholder subcommittee expressed an interest in giving the community something positive and stimulating, as well as a platform to showcase local talent,” Shelton said. “Everyone loves a talent show and the only thing more fun than watching one is participating. The feeling one gets when the audience applauds is one of validation for their efforts and provides a sense of elation found nowhere else.”
Shelton said this year’s collaborators and sponsors include Interfaith Neighbors, Asbury Park Music Foundation, Asbury Park School District, Asbury Park African American Music Project, the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, Lakehouse Music Foundation, Westside Citizens United, Felix Cahn Inc, Storytellers Mosaic of Monmouth County, Coastwide Insurance Associates, and Murray’s Uniforms.
Those interested in participating, should email their name, age, town and talent to signup@firstname.lastname@example.org. For up to date information follow Asbury Park’s Got Talent via Facebook and for more information, click here.