Sayre VFW to host Valley Idol 2024

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SAYRE – The Sayre VFW Post 1536 and Thomas James Entertainment have announced that Valley Idol 2024 will be held March 23 and 30, April 6 and the finale on April 13.

Try Outs are March 9 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and March 10 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Sayre VFW Post at 932 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, Pa. This has become a favorite competition to watch the past two years, with sold out seating.

This will be the 3rd year the Sayre VFW Post 1536 and Thomas James Entertainment have teamed up to present this singing competition, this is not a karaoke competition. You must be 18 years old to participate in competition.

Working with their major sponsor Williams Toyota of Sayre (3rd year sponsor) and two new sponsors, IRFCU of Athens Pa and Legend’s Bar & Grille from Elmira Heights, the competition will be paying out more prize money. In 2023, they were able to pay $1,000 for first place with major sponsor Williams Toyota. In 2024, they will be paying the first place winner $1,000, while second place will win $500 and for third place they will be paying $250.

“We hope by raising the prize fund we will attract more possible contestants, only the Top 20 contestants will make it to the competition. With each week cutting 5 contestants until the finale with the Top 5 performers. After the finale, the band Rukus — a Valley favorite — will be performing,” a press release said.

You may access the rules for Valley Idol 2024 Competition on the Thomas James Entertainment LLC Facebook page, also you can pre-register for try outs.

“Each year we strive to make this a family friendly function, with food & drinks available. All funds raised benefit the Sayre VFW Post 1536. Any questions contact Thomas James Entertainment through Facebook messenger or 607-259-2938. We will also be seeking donations to off set costs of putting on this competition.”