Get discovered at Candlelight talent show

The Candlelight Pavilion is putting on its first-ever talent show, “Candlelight’s Got Talent.”

Are you skilled at singing, dancing or another form of live entertainment? This event will allow you to take to the Candlelight stage, where you can shine and, if you’ve got what it takes, even take home some money.

Participants will strut their stuff before a panel of six judges at an initial judging set for August 11 through August 12. The judges include Candelight Pavilion owner Ben Bollinger, Inland Valley Repertory Theater co-founder Frank Minano and Cecilia Cloughly of the Claremont Symphony Orchestra, among others.

If you are selected as a finalist, you get another chance to impress the judges and an opportunity to wow the crowd at a Finalists’ Performance set for Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.

There are three categories in this competition, ages 7-12, ages 13-18 and adults over 18. Both individuals and groups are welcome to compete; no live animals can be part of your performance. The top prize in each category is $500 with $2500 total in prizes for the entire event.

For more information and to request a sign-up form to participate, email Amy Snyder at You can also download the form at under the “Our Season” tab (select Current Season). Forms must be submitted by Friday, August 1, as space is limited.

To attend the Finalist’s Performance, checking out the best of local talent, admission is $10. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for seating. Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby.


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