For over 35 years, the Calgary Stampede Talent Search has been finding and nurturing young amateur performing artists, seeking the brightest talent from across Canada. This weekend, May 5 – 7, 2017, auditions once again begin in search of young entertainers seeking the limelight, at the Boyce Theatre located on Stampede Park.

Taking the stage at the 2016 Calgary Stampede Talent Search
Taking the stage at the 2016 Calgary Stampede Talent Search

Billed as a unique experience helping talented Canadian youth expand their artistic passions, young performers 6-21 years of age are invited down to Stampede Park to give it their all, taking the stage to impress audiences and judges alike. Performers 6 – 12 years of age will compete for a spot in the Stampede Week competition and development opportunities. Performers 13 – 21 years of age will compete for a spot in the Stampede Week competition, the chance to win the Grand Prize of $10,000 cash, a one-of-a-kind belt buckle, and a customized performer development package.

Performers also have a chance to be selected for the $2,000 “Don Welden Award”, given to the performer who demonstrates talent, a positive attitude, professionalism, support of other performers and support of the Stampede Talent Search.

Previous Stampede Talent Search winners include chart-topping Paul Brandt, world-renowned opera singer Gordon Gietz, international touring actor Shawn Kinley and the voice of the Calgary Flames, Heather Natividad.

All auditioning hopefuls looking to take the Boyce Theatre stage can sign up at www.stampedetalentsearch.com. The dates and times of the auditions are also available on the Calgary Stampede Talent Search website. Not able to make it? No problem! You can audition by video and submit online by Friday, May 5, 2017.