The 2017 Southern Vermont Idol event, a premier amateur singing competition, will be held on the mainstage of the 550-seat Bellows Falls Opera House over five weeks – Thursday, July 6 and 13 at 7pm;  Sunday, July 23 and 30 at 2pm;  and Friday, August 4 at 7pm.  Youth ages 6-12 and adults 13+ compete for cash prizes and trophies.  (Choose the Venue tab on the homepage for details about location, parking and dining.)

The Emcee for the event is comedian, singer and entertainer, Wade Garrett.  Judges’ scores count for 50% of contestant total, and audience scores comprise the remaining 50%.  Seating is general admission or VIP in the first three center rows; doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. The Saxton’s River Inn will provide a cash bar, and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge will offer baked goods for sale.   The concessions stand will be open as usual.

All performers are defined as amateurs, a performer who engages in singing occasionally, paid or unpaid, rather than as a sole profession.   Visit the website at for details.  Contact Susan MacNeil at or call 603-313-0052 for more information. 

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!  VIP seats are the first three rows, center stage.