With Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent, Lexington variety show coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 12, the names of the performers have been released.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House.
The show is produced in partnership with Morning Pointe Senior Living, although the contestants are from the greater Lexington community. This year, the contestants are all from outside Morning Pointe communities.
- Pete and John, singing guitar duo
- The Capital Steppers, line dancing group
- Brent Bernard, pianist
- Collins and Cox, singing guitar duo plus harmonica
- JoEllen Horn, Minnie Pearl impressionist
- Ralph Curtis, guitarist and singer
- Harley Cannon, singing pianist
- Jim Whitaker, singer
- Jerry and Kim St. Saviour, singing guitar and bass duo
- Ron Cheak, singer
- Glitterbugs dancing group
- Sonny Fishback, singing pianist
Participants range in age from 62-82. 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.
“We are less than a month away from our show, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet!” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation Executive Director. “We have strong acts that I think will both entertain and inspire.”
Dillon Gaudet, morning meteorologist at ABC36, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the second year. Judges will include Meaghan Richardson, singer, pianist, songwriter and vocal coach; Richard Ryan, winner of the 2021 Seniors Got Talent show; Austin Robinson, owner and director for Edge Music Therapy, LLC; and Mallory Hudson, the reigning Miss Kentucky.
Tickets for the Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent show are $10 plus taxes and fees and are available at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005EFCEA5DA3E0.
Proceeds go to the Morning Pointe Foundation, 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.
Sponsors for this year’s show include Cornerstone Caregiving; Citizens Guaranty Bank; AGC Automotive Americas; APHIX Lawn Service; CenterWell Home Health; Capital Pharmacy; Guardian Pharmacy; CHI/VNA Home Health; Silver Lexington; Eventus Whole Health; Village Caregiving; Tailor Made Compounding; iN2L and LifeLoop; Yardi; John Sirasky; Aetna Medicare Solutions; The Weston Group; and Consolidated Medical.
Those who wish to inquire about becoming a sponsor should contact Miranda Perez at 423-238-5330.
Morning Pointe’s Seniors Got Talent is building on a 14-year tradition that began at Morning Pointe of Hixson, Tennessee. Morning Pointe also sponsors Seniors Got Talent competitions in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Franklin, Tennessee.
Founded in 1997 by Vital and Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include 11 campuses in Kentucky.