Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL — Start your summer with the best performances Bountiful has to offer.
This year’s Concerts in the Park series kicks off with “Bountiful’s Got Talent,” set for June 21 at 7 p.m. on the Main Bowery Stage at Bountiful City Park. The event will feature performances from this year’s top 12 finalists, as well as recognition for the top three winners.
“The final judging was held the night before,” said Richard J. Watson, the director of the concerts. “The Friday night performances will be for the public to enjoy.”
The first place winner will receive $300, the second place winner will receive $200, and the third place winner will receive $100. Local television reporter Casey Scott will be the guest emcee for the evening.
“It’s quickly become a popular event for south Davis residents,” said Watson. “The interest is getting big.”
Many of the performances at Bountiful’s Got Talent focus on music. Last year’s top winner, Aubri Devashrayee, won first place with a vocal solo. Yvonne and Stephen Ward won second place for a piccolo and piano duet, while third place went to the Mayor’s Office Band. The band is comprised of members of Bountiful Mayor Joe Johnson’s family.
There are also occasional non-musical performances, including a gymnastics routine by Sydney Yannotti that won an honorable mention at last year’s event. Matt Davis won the competition in 2011 with a dance routine.
The concert series continues every Friday evening with concerts by Kurt Bestor, Utah Voices, Red Desert Ramblers and others. At every concert, a truck from the Bountiful Food Pantry will be on hand to accept donations of food or cash.
For more information, call Watson at 801-540-3146.