In a night that featured many great musical performances, a consistent crowd favorite at the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition took the audience vote on Tuesday, April 14.
Grant Williams (pictured above), the former bassist for Graces Downfall, debuted some of his original bass compositions at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant during Week 2, and by Week 4, his following had consistently grown. There were 21 acts altogether that night, including the event’s first magician, Tony Klusmeyer.
Music: Bob Lewis, Adam Fox, Fiddy Shades, C-Rock, Grant Williams, Katie Evans, Adam Bailey, Hoppy Slot Mess (Amber Sauls and Katie Evans), Jason Vo, and a group comprised of Steve Werner, Dan King, Matt Montella, and Adam Bailey
Poetry: Gabbie Piper, The Carlton, and Chelsi Louise
Comedy: Elliott Elliott, Zack Hammond, Dan Hoppel, Checkout Joe, Patrick Martin, Brit Giblin, and Doug Evarts
Magic/Comedy: Tony Klusmeyer
Last week’s winners of the audience vote, Steve Werner, Dan King, Matt Montella, and Adam Bailey (replacing Chet Williams), headlined with another amazing improvised instrumental set, and Williams won $50 in cash and the chance to headline the next event on Tuesday, April 21, along with a slot on the next NEPA Scene Talent Showcase, where the 12 winners from 12 consecutive weeks will compete in front of a panel of judges for the grand prize – a vacation package that includes $500 cash, three days and two nights in Cleveland, Ohio to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Brewing Company, tickets to a Cleveland Indians baseball game, and a free recording session at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton when they return home.
NEPA Scene’s Got Talent is sponsored by Thirst T’s Bar & Grill; Great Lakes Brewing Company; LT Verrastro, Inc.; TwentyFiveEight Studios; and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. For more information on the weekly event, which is always free and open to anyone, click here.
Photos by Alex Seeley Photography
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.