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BANDERA IDOL –a Riverfest Tradition!

Special to the Courier

The 20th Annual Bandera Riverfest is scheduled for Saturday June 24th at Bandera City Park on the banks of the beautiful Medina River. This ultimate riverside picnic is a wonderful family event that includes an open car show, BBQ cook-off, arts and crafts, river games and the Anything that Floats Regatta. Featured again this year will be the Bandera Idol Competition which has become a favorite tradition. Bandera Idol started as part of Bandera RiverFest in 2007. It is a competition for youth and adults who have the gift, knack or just plain hankerin’ to sing! Preliminary competitions are held several weeks before the finals which are held at Riverfest.
This year the preliminary competitions were held on Saturday Memorial Day Weekend. Held behind the Court House at the Funtier Days Arts and Craft Show The final preliminary competition will be on Friday, June 9th at T.J.’s at the Old Forge, 807 Main St. downtown Bandera. It will be held on the upstairs balcony.
It’s not too late to enter! Applications can be found online at www.banderariverfest.com or just show up! You can bring your music or CD, you can have someone accompany you by guitar or keyboard, accompany yourself or you can pick from the thousands of karaoke tracks provided by Kim!
After the preliminary round, it’s on to the semifinals! This round of competition will be June 24th at 10:00am at Bandera City Park on the RiverFest music stage! Later that afternoon, at 5:00pm those who advanced past the semifinal round will have the privilege of performing in the final Bandera Idol competition on the RiverFest music stage! There truly is nothing better than a summer day on the river with great music! We sure hope you’ll join us; it’s going to be a “sing”-sational time!
If you are interested in participating in Bandera Idol, or if you would like more information, you can visit us online at www.banderariverfest.com. Come on out, there’ll be fun for everyone, no matter the age, at the 20th Annual Bandera RiverFest! Gates are open from 10:00am to 6:00pm; admission is $10, Seniors get in for $5, kids 12 and under are free and active Military with I.D. get in free too!