Windy City Gay Idol is getting ready for it's 8th appearance starting next week at the Glenwood.
Since 2002 hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgendered have competed in the Windy City Gay Idol contest to see who has the best voice in the city.
If you're an aspiring singer, put April 8th on your calendar as the contest starts up again at the Glenwood Pub in Rogers Park.
Seven preliminary contests will lead up to the wild card, semi-finals and eventually the Grand Finale at Sidetrack on June 19th.
Each winner collecting the most votes at each preliminary bar will win $100 cash. Two winners from each bar will advance to the semifinals. Audience members at each bar also have the chance to win great prizes, such as Miller and Bacardi merchandise, Ravinia tickets, local theater tickets, new DVD releases, and much more.
The finals includes big prizes for audience members as well as the top three contestants, including weekend stays at downtown hotels, American Airlines tickets and tickets to top Chicago theaters and concert venues.
The winner of the entire event at Sidetrack is awarded $1,000 in cash, a pair of American Airlines tickets, Bacardi and Miller Lite premium gifts, Ravinia tickets, and more, not to mention the coveted title of Windy City Gay Idol 2010.
The event is open to all amateur singers age 21 and above, regardless of sexual orientation. There is a $10 signup fee for singers, and a $5 fee for audience members at all preliminary events. There is a $10 cover at the semifinals and finals at Sidetrack.
Check out the full details a the Windy City Media Group website and check the What's A Boy To Do calendar for all the dates.