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Acts revealed for Morning Pointe Foundation’s Nov. 14 Seniors Got Talent show at The Bijou Theatre

photo of first collage of Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Knoxville 2023 contestants

With Morning Pointe Foundation’s 3rd Annual Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville variety show coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 14, the names of the 11 performers have been released.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre.

The show is produced in partnership with Morning Pointe Senior Living, although the contestants are from the greater Knoxville community.

Performers are:

  • The Tuesday Group that Plays on Mondays, dulcimer group
  • Lena Anderson, singer/songwriter
  • Back Pew Poets, singer/guitar/harmonica duo
  • Bob Thompson, singer and guitarist
  • The Tennessee Jewels singing, dancing and twirling group
  • Jim McGee, singer and guitarist
  • Sandy and the Sandsation Dancers
  • The Fourtuitous, barbershop quartet
  • Brenda Beeler, singer
  • Calvin Robinson, singer and keyboardist
  • Corkey Miller, comedian

Participants range in age from 63-78. Only one act will take home the grand prize of $500. Second- and third-place winners will also receive awards, and show attendees will be able to vote for their favorite act at $1 per vote for the People’s Choice Award, with funds going to the Morning Pointe Foundation.

photo of Seniors Got Talent sign at The Bijou Theatre

“We are less than a month away from our show, and we can’t wait to see these amazing seniors shine!” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation Executive Director. “I can promise that the show will both entertain and inspire.”

Ted Hall, evening anchor and managing editor at WVLT-TV Channel 8, is returning for the second time as master of ceremonies.

Tickets are available for $12 plus Ticketmaster and theatre fees at The Bijou website.

Proceeds from the show go to the Morning Pointe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. 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.

Founded in 1997 by Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include eight in the Knoxville area, in Knoxville, Clinton, Hardin Valley, Powell and Lenoir City. The day after the show, Morning Pointe will break ground on The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence at Hardin Valley at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsors for this year’s show include presenting sponsor ETPS, Avalon Hospice, Amada Senior Care, Propel Insurance, MedForce Staffing Professionals, Right at Home, Caring Senior Move, Chick-fil-A, Gouffon Moving and Storage, APHIX Lawn Service, Hillcrest Healthcare, HealthPRO Heritage, HouseCall Primary Care, Trane, Senior Helpers, Yardi, Mobile Images, Hope Springs Adult Day Care Center, UT Hospice, Consolidated Medical, Farm Bureau, Fire Pro Sales & Service, Always Best Care Senior Services, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital, Supreme Restaurant Equipment, Just Homes Group, Care Around the Block, and Native Design & Hardscape.

Those who wish to inquire about becoming a sponsor should contact Miranda Perez at 423-238-5330.

Morning Pointe also sponsors similar Seniors Got Talent competitions in Tennessee in Chattanooga and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as Lexington, Kentucky.

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