Young at Heart Idol

So you think you can sing? Well then…
Sing your heart out at the 9th Annual Young at Heart IDOL Contest

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Listen up people- here are the rules:

  • Contestants will submit one CD or Youtube video that is 2 minutes long. Content must not contain any profanity. Send video to
  • All entries will be in the form of a solo performance. No duo or group performances allowed so, don’t even think about it.
  • All CD’s should be sent by snail mail or dropped off to:
    The Parks Chamber Office
    100 Heart Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111
    The deadline for submission will be May 20th, 2018.
  • Each entry must include your name, address, age, phone number and an email address. Write clearly and include everything listed, because we aren’t mind readers here!
  • Any material sent will become the property of the Young at Heart Festival and will not be returned ever!
  • Contestants chosen to be finalists at the Young at Heart Festival on Saturday, May 26th will be notified by midnight May 23rd, 2018. Don’t call or e-mail us, we will notify you! Check the email address you give us!
  • Each contestant chosen will be judged by audience response, so get your posse ready! Each finalist will be given 2-count’em-2 Young at Heart Buttons.

• 10 years to 13 years
• 14 to 17 years
• 18 years and up
(we reserve the right to cancel or combine age categories.)

Prizes awarded per age group:
• 1st place: $200.00
• 2nd place: $100.00
• 3rd place: $50.00 all in cold hard cash!!

Show us what you got!

Click here to download a pdf of the above information.

  • 2018 Young at
    Heart Festival
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    Schedule at a Glance
    Friday, May 25, 2018 • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Saturday, May 26, 2018 • Noon - 11:00 pm
    Sunday, May 27, 2018 • Noon - 11:00 pm
    Monday, May 28, 2018 • Noon - 6:00 pm

    The Festival is held on Loves Park
    City Hall grounds
    , 100 Heart Blvd.,
    Loves Park, Illinois

    Please call the Parks Chamber office at 815-633-3999 with any questions.