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Event Series Event Series: Taste of Talent Competition

Taste of Talent Competition

June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2019 Taste of Talent Competition begins Wednesday, June 26!

This competition draws thousands of people each summer to enjoy performances and vote for their favorite contestant at Bandstand Park.

Contestants include: Shannon Birsa of Oil City, Hagan Cook of Franklin, Tim Craver of Franklin, Aalaiyah Jacques of Knox, Scott Kennedy of Franklin, Reagan Lashinsky of Oil City, Joseph Lillard of Oil City, Courtney McBride of Pleasant Unity, Madyson Montana of Leeper, Brianna Schwab of Sligo, JW (Bill) Smith of Franklin,  and Joni Zacherl of Clarion.

Contestants are eliminated by audience vote on Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17 and 24. The semi-finals will be held August 3 at 7 p.m, and the competition finale is on Sunday, August 4, at 4 p.m. following the Taste of Franklin Festival.

The $1,000 grand prize winner is sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union. The three semi-finalist receive $100 cash and a $100 Franklin Retail Gift Certificate, sponsored by Jake and Nancy Lindsey and the Franklin Retail & Business Association. Butler Health System, Seneca Medical Center is also a sponsor.


Franklin Events/Marketing
814-437-1619, extension 123
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Bandstand Park
Franklin, PA 16323 United States + Google Map