SacHasTalent_AuditionONLY_logoSingers, musicians, dancers and other performers are invited to a “Sacramento Has Talent” open audition Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. for an opportunity to appear at 1 p.m. in a live-televised Open Audition performance on Access Sacramento cable channel 17.

Ten performers during the morning audition will be selected as semi-finalists, and called back for a live televised repeat audition, where the top acts will be invited to perform in Access Sacramento’s 3rd annual “Sacramento Has Talent” televised stage show and fundraiser on Apr. 2 at the historic Crest Theatre.

The open audition allows three minutes of try-out time in front of the judges on a first-come first-served sign-up beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 21. at the Access Sacramento TV studio, inside the Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento, CA.  From 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., performers will offer their best, with a chance to be called back for a repeat audition in the 1 p.m. live show on Access Sacramento.  The “Sacramento Has Talent” open audition show can be watched on Comcast or Consolidated Communication cable channel 17, AT&T U-verse channel 14 or 99, and will be streamed live on the internet from AccessSacramento.org

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Sacramento Has Talent Open Audition Host Patrick Harbison  [Photo courtesy: Sacramento Business Journal]

The audition show will be hosted by Patrick Harbison, a Sacramento public relations and social media expert.  A Sacramento State and Christian Brothers High School graduate, Harbison has a long history of working with non-profits like Access Sacramento.  He was named to the Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list, and is connected to the Sacramento TBD music festival and WEAVE, serving as spokesman for its Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.

Judges for the Open Audition include entertainment professionals from Sacramento, Event promoter and music scout Jerry Perry of Jerry Perry Presents, dance scout and promoter Jon Wayne from Dance Pros Live and Artist/Photographer and publisher of Tube Magazine Melissa Uroff.

More information about the process of the morning tryouts and a link to an on-line application form is available from
http://www.accesssacramento.org/special_events/sachastalent.html.

Those who apply and audition are not guaranteed a spot in the Open Audition show nor in the main Sacramento Has Talent event.

Open audition singers and dancers may bring a music CD formatted to play in a standard CD player.  The audition dance floor is a portable-section dance surface 12-feet by 15-feet.  All performers who participate in the Open Audition must sign talent releases and agree whether selected or not as a semi-finalist or finalist for the main stage show, that their performance including warm up and waiting time may appear on television, the internet and other media.

Mikayla Brim (left) and Rebecca Peters win spots in the "Sacramento Has Talent" stage show from Access Sacramento.

Mikayla Brim (left) and Rebecca Peters won spots in the “Sacramento Has Talent” stage show from Access Sacramento.

Last year, two semi-finalists in the Open Audition were selected for the full “Sacramento Has Talent” stage show.  Micayla Brim and Rebecca Peters were standout singers who impressed the judges with their a capella performances.

VIDEO: Watch Micayla Brim’s audition from the 2014 open audition HERE.

VIDEO: Watch Rebecca Peters’ audition from the 2014 open audtion HERE.

Access Sacramento’s “Sacramento Has Talent” fundraiser benefits a variety of programs including the youth training Neighborhood News Bureau Correspondent program that teaches young people between 16-and-21 years old the skills necessary to be a journalist for the news blog website AccessLocal.TV.

Sponsor and underwriting opportunities are still available for the “Sacramento Has Talent” fundraiser. Contact Access Sacramento Executive Director Gary Martin at 916-456-8600 ext. 100 or at postmaster@AccessSacramento.org for more information.

Access Sacramento is long time award-winning public access cable broadcaster operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation.  Access Sacramento provides free and low-cost media broadcast training for Sacramento County residents, operates community radio station “The Voice of Sacramento” KUBU 96.5 FM, and is perhaps best know for its live and taped coverage of Hometown TV events and high school and college sports coverage “Game of the Week.”

Access Sacramento “Sacramento Has Talent” fundraiser is not affiliated with the “America’s Got Talent” show.