2016 GR’s Big Talent

Audition Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 – Noon
Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 2016

REGISTER HERE: GR’s Big Talent Eventbrite

Location: Peter Martin Wege Theater – 341 Ellsworth Ave SW – Grand Rapids


 Finale Performance featuring our
2015 GR’s Big Talent Winner

Ja’Leeyna Dooley

Auditions for GR’s Big Talent are scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016.

20 performers will be selected to perform at the Final Performance on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6 pm.

Both the Audition Performance and the Final Performances will be held at the Peter Martin Wege Theater – home of the Grand Rapids Ballet 341 Ellsworth Ave SW, in downtown Grand Rapids.

The top three Final Performances, determined by a line-up of local celebrity judges, combined with an audience text vote, will share nearly $2,000 in cash and prizes.

This year’s prizes include:

  • First Place – $1,000 cash
  • Second Place – $500 cash
  • Third Place – $250 cash

One selected performance will also be booked throughout the 2016-2017 calendar year at various downtown Grand Rapids locations, promoting themselves, their act, and GR’s Big Talent 2017. (Locations and performances will be determined at a later date.)

Registration is required for GR’s Big Talent 2016.

To Register for the 2016 GR’s Big Talent event, please visit GR’s Big Talent Eventbrite

Registration Costs to enter GR’s Big Talent 2016:

  • Solo or single act – $35
  • 2 or more performers/groups – $50


Join us for GR’s Big Talent 2016!

GR’s Big Talent is sponsored by GR After Hours – a non-profit organization which seeks to build communication and community between our residents & visitors, and promoting our downtown hospitality & cultural venues in Grand Rapids.

Press Contacts:

  • Chris Koens –
  • Scott Riemenschneider –
  • Ph 616-458-6600

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