FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2006

End Date: March 24, 2006

CONTACT:

Lesli Opsahl, Cultural Programs Coordinator

Kent Parks Recreation and Community Services

(253) 856-5050

lopsahl@ci.kent.wa.us

www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts

Community Performers Wanted for Kent’s Fourth of July Splash Celebration

Kent, WA – January 26, 2006 – Attention bands, solo musicians, dance and theater groups! The City of Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services are seeking local talent to perform as part of a “Community Showcase” at Kent’s Fourth of July Splash on Tuesday, July 4, at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street in Kent.

Solo musicians, bands ensembles, dance and theater groups are encouraged to apply. Performances will be approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length. A sound technician and equipment will be provided; performers are responsible for instruments and personal gear. Performances on the covered outdoor stage will take place rain or shine on the shore of Lake Meridian. The Community Showcase is not a paid performance. This is an opportunity for local performers to demonstrate their talents in their own community.

For an application for the Community Showcase, please call the Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services office at (253) 856-5050. You may download an application at www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts and click on opportunities for artists Applicants are asked to send a demo tape or compact disc, along with any photos, biographies or press packets. Application deadline is March 24, 2006.

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