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Submissions Open: February 13, 2017
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What: National singing competition featuring incredible performances by people who are legally blind.

When: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 (Doors open at 6:30)

Where: Arts Council Theater (610 Coliseum Dr. Winston-Salem, NC)

Tickets: $5 at the door
Join IFB Solutions and A Brighter Path Programs for the third annual Blind Idol competition. The Blind Idol finals will feature five vocalists who are legally blind.

All proceeds from this event will benefit education and training programs that build independence and job skills for people who are blind or visually impaired.
About Blind Idol: Inspired by the versatility of blind musicians, Anastasia Powell, an employee of IFB Solutions, who is blind, decided to organize a competition that would feature the talents of individuals who are legally blind. Chris Flynt, an employee of IFB and musician who is blind, believes that “you don’t need to see to be a performer or to enjoy music. You just have to feel it in your heart.”

2017 Finalists:

Deanah Sargeant - Dover, Delaware
Deandre Kellyman - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jordan Scheffer - Asheville, North Carolina
Mary Mikels - Raleigh, North Carolina
Michael Kendall Harris - Salt Lake City, Utah

The finalists will perform for a panel of judges, and the winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, eight hours of recording time and a professional headshot.

Questions? Contact Anastasia Powell at or 336-245-5698.
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