FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1st Annual DFW ICON Awards Top Singers in the DFW Area with Over $20,000 in Prizes at the 30th Annual Grapevine Main Street Days
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (May 18, 2014) – As part of the 30th Annual Main Street Days, held in Historic Downtown Grapevine, the 1st Annual DFW ICON singing competition took to the Audi Main Stage with 33 talented Finalists. Four category winners and one Grand Champion Winner took home over $20,000 in prizes. Talent was judged by some of the music industry’s top pros.
Semi-Finals took place, at the Grapevine Palace Theatre, on May 16 & 17. Out of 85 contestants, the judges narrowed it down to 32 Finalists and one Wild Card. First place category winners: Ages 7-11 – McKinley Ream (11), Sunnyvale, TX; Ages 13-15 – Lauren Gehle (15), Burleson, TX; Ages 16-19 – Trevor Douglas (16), Ft. Worth, TX; Ages 20-24- Tori Sloan (20), Grapevine, TX. The Wild Card contestant, Chloe Moore (14) from Prosper, TX was selected as Grand Champion Winner.
At the helm of DFW ICON is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. George currently lives in LA and is responsible for developing some of the biggest young names on Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Universal, Sony and more. George states, “The competition was stiff…there were so many talented performers that some incredible talent did not make it through to the Finals. Texas has a lot of wonderful young talent.”
The prize packages included: A fully produced, mixed and mastered Single with Grammy Nominated producer and writer Bob Parr, Artist Branding Consultation, Artist Photo shoot, Social Media Branding Package, Professional Bio, Press Release, Celebrity Styling and Imaging Consultation, House of Blues Industry Showcase, and $8000 in Scholarships to Hollywood Launch Academy of DFW. George states, “We want to give the winner the tools to take their career to the next level.”
DFW ICON was hosted by 106.1 KISS FM radio personality, Billy the Kidd. The event benefited the late Kidd Kraddick’s foundation, Kidd’s Kids. Billy said, “I was blown away with the level of talent on that stage. The fact that it benefited Kidd’s Kids, which is dear to my heart, made it even more amazing. The event was so successful; it is hard to believe this was their first year!”
Jonathan George and Contestants are available for interviews.