The first Cayman’s Got Talent show
for new and established local talent is due to throw its pre-launch party in
Cayman Brac on Friday, 3 September.
The bash will be held poolside at
the Brac Reef Hotel from 6pm until late. The event’s organisers are bringing
over Grand Cayman band Bona Fide to get the party started right, and musical
entertainment on the evening will also be provided by Brac band Sea Level.
A barbecue is also planned, and the
organisers are asking people to make it over to the Brac for a fun weekend in
support of the event and to support the Sister Islands.
The main event of the Cayman’s Got
Talent weekend on the Brac will take place from 6pm at the Aston Rutty Centre
and will be the first of the six district preliminary heats, promoter Nolly
All the registered contestants from
the Brac and Little Cayman will perform on the night and will be judged by a
panel. “We will choose five contestants from the evening to represent the
Sister Islands in the pre-final in Grand Cayman on 9 October,” Mr. Brown added.
“There’s a wealth of talent on the
Sister Islands and we’re hoping to attract a great crowd and some special
participants who want to showcase their gifts and represent,” he added.
The pre-launch party billed as ‘a
taste of the fun to come,’ will also feature a raffle with prizes, including
the grand prize of a round-trip ticket for one from the Brac to the Cayman’s
Got Talent grand finale at the Lions Centre, with one night’s accommodation,
Mr. Brown said.
Cayman’s Got Talent, which will
consist of a series of district heats and a pre-final before the grand finale
on 16 October, is being organised as a fundraiser by Nolly Brown Entertainment
in association with the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association.
The proceeds from the shows will go
towards providing local diabetics in need with necessary medical supplies, such
as glucose meters, insulin pumps and testing strips.
Mr. Brown said that there’s been a
“humongous amount of interest in Cayman’s Got Talent by people of all ages and
all nationalities living in the islands who want their shot at fame and a
chance to win the grand prize of $4,500 cash.
“We’ve been able to secure
sponsorship from TCYB, PictureThis, Kscan Cayman, Cost-U-Less, the Alexander
Hotel, Aunt Sha’s Kitchen, Island Photos, the Brac Reef Hotel and Backie’s
Restaurant. It’s amazing what can be achieved when the community rallies behind
an event,” he added.
Anyone interested in becoming a
contestant in this year’s Cayman’s Got Talent should visit www.nollybrown.com
to find out the eligibility criteria and download an entry form, or call
Private individuals or companies wishing to sponsor the fundraising shows are
asked to visit the website for further details and to download a sponsor application,
or call 746-8301.
Calendar of Events:
Saturday, 4 September
Venue: Aston Rutty Centre
Saturday, 11 September
East End & North Side:
Venue: North Side Community Centre
Saturday, 18 September
Bodden Town & Newlands:
Venue: Bodden Town Civic Centre
Saturday, 25 September
Venue: South Sound Civic Centre
Saturday, 2 October
Venue: South Sound Civic Centre
Saturday, 9 October
Venue: Harquail Theatre
Saturday, 16 October
Venue: Lion’s Centre