Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation to host Youth & Teen Talent Show

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation hopes to increase youth and teen participation in events and to continue to build programs which allow youth to express themselves.

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation and the Kalamazoo Civic are hosting a Youth & Teen Talent Show on August 19 during Kzoo Parks’ Lunchtime Live! 

 

This is the first time an event like this is being hosted by Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation with Kalamazoo Civic as a partner. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Bronson Park (200 S Rose St). 

 

“I would encourage someone to take interest in the talent show, because participants will have the opportunity to express their talents and it's a good opportunity for youth who are looking to learn more about showcasing their talents in front of large crowds,” said Kya Mitchell, special event coordinator.

 

Some of the currently registered performances include singing, dancing, skits, spoken word, comedy, poetry and more. The acting host will be Von Washington Jr, the executive director of community relations for the Kalamazoo Promise.

 

“I am excited to have the Kalamazoo Promise because they have the same goals as our department to make a difference in the community and increase youth and teen activities within the community,” said Mitchell.

 

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation hopes to increase youth and teen participation in events and to continue to build programs which allow youth to express themselves.

 

Youth Talent Show auditions are a fun process, said Mitchell, that is designed to make sure each act has everything it needs for the show. Auditions begin Tuesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is open until August 4.

 

The age range for participants is 10-16 years old, but exceptions can be made upon contacting Kya Mitchell.

 

Mitchell says that youth events are an important asset to the Kalamazoo community.

 

“Events like this are important to continue to create spaces for youth and teens to express themselves and build memories,” said Mitchell.

 

Mitchell hopes to see youth creatively express their talents during Lunch Time Live. Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation would like to encourage others to take interest in the talent show for the youth and teens. They would like this event to be a place where the participants can have a good experience and learn more about showcasing their talents.

 

The Talent Show will have prizes for first, second and third place. The prizes are still a mystery, so if you want to know the prizes please attend on August 19 to see.

 

For more information contact Kya Mitchell at: at 269-337-8423 or mitchellk@kalamazoocity.org.