On Sept. 13, 2022, ten talented senior adults will get the chance to shine as part of the 3rd Annual Chattanooga Seniors Got Talent variety show produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall.
Building on a 13-year tradition that began at Morning Pointe of Hixson, Tennessee, Morning Pointe seeks to showcase local senior talent and celebrate the young-at-heart. Auditions for Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga are happening now through Aug. 5 for in-person auditions or Aug. 12 for online auditions. Details – including locations, times and how to upload a video of a senior performance – can be found at morningpointefoundation.com/seniorsgottalent.
Participants are not required to be Morning Pointe residents; anyone 62 years of age or older may apply. Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length. Ten seniors will ultimately be selected to perform in the big show.
The grand finale of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Chattanooga will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Rowland Hayes Concert Hall. Greg Funderburg, Anchor for WTVC Newschannel 9 morning/noon news will be the master of ceremonies. The show will also feature local celebrity judges, including Nina Coppinger, music teacher for Cadek Conservatory and St. Jude School; Rodney Van Valkenburg, executive director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre; and Steve Darmody, award-winning Christian recording artist.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The overall winner will receive $500.
Tickets for the grand finale can be purchased at the door for $25 or in advance by calling the ticket office at (859) 233-3535. They are also available online at morningpointe.info/sgtickets.com. Tickets will go on sale in mid- to late-August.
Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Morning Pointe Foundation Executive Director Miranda Perez at (423) 238-5330.
Last year’s showcase highlighted some amazing winners. First place and the $250 cash prize went to Barbara Dooley with her piano performance of Brahms. Second place went to pianist Ernestine Eldridge, who played gospel hymns. Rhonda Atkins took third place with a hilarious comedy routine!
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.
Morning Pointe Senior Living, headquartered in Ooltewah, Tennessee, develops, owns, and manages 37 Morning Pointe assisted living and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states.