Rising Stars Concert and Festival auditions to be held at Galleria

Auditions for singers, dancers ages 8 to 21 take place March 29 for April 26 show

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Galleria at Sunset will host auditions for the first Rising Stars Concert and Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the mall’s food court. Auditions are open to solo and group singers and dancers in two age categories – ages 8 to 13 and 14 to 21.

To audition, performers must bring with them a completed registration form, a 1-minute, 30-second song or dance routine, and music ready to play on an mp3 player or CD. Registration forms are available on the Galleria at Sunset website, www.galleriaatsunset.com/events, and at guest services, located on the upper level near Macy’s.

Acts selected during the audition process will perform and compete at the Rising Stars Concert and Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. The festival portion of the event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in the north parking lot between Kohl’s and JCPenney.

During the concert, industry professionals will select the winners in each age and genre category. Prizes include a recording contract for vocalists, professional photo shoot, training, professional styling and more.

“This event gives the Galleria at Sunset the opportunity to be a venue for a community event and the talented young people of the valley the chance to showcase their skills and compete for prizes,” said Heather Valera, marketing director for the Galleria at Sunset. “The festival is family friendly, so kids and parents can make it an evening out together.”

Along with the competition and performances on April 26, the festival portion will include bounce houses, balloon artists, face painters and a raffle for prizes including gift cards and show tickets, among others. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

Raffle items and sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. To find out more, or to purchase a table for a business, contact Victor Polk with Cool Blue Talent and Entertainment at 702-207-2500.

The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as Coach, bebe, Buckle, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Brookstone and more. Owned and operated by Forest City Enterprises, the 1,048,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts two full-service and 11 fast food restaurants.

For more information on the Galleria at Sunset visit www.galleriaatsunset.com or contact the mall’s information center at 702-434-0202.