PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 05/12/15
Peckville singer/songwriter Katie Evans has been attending the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition since Week 1, and as she performed better and better each time, her persistence paid off. After several weeks of coming close, she won the audience vote with her original and cover songs on acoustic guitar on May 12 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant.
Music: As Days Go By, John Novak, Adam Fox, C-Rock, Katie Evans, Hoppy Slot Mess, Joe Craig, Grant Willams, and Adam Bailey
Poetry: The Carlton
Comedy: Dan Hoppel, Elliott Elliott, Ted Hebert, and Zack Hammond
Last week’s winner of the audience vote, comedian Zack Hammond, headlined with a no-holds-barred set of offensively hilarious jokes, and Evans won $50 in cash and the chance to headline the next event on Tuesday, May 19, 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.
Read more about Evans in this week’s Got Talent spotlight.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, photographer, and podcast host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.