Windy City Gay Idol Finals Set for Mayne Stage, 6/25

Windy City Gay Idol Finals Set for Mayne Stage, 6/25

Windy City Gay Idol, now in its 12th year, marches to the finals in search of the best amateur LGBTQ singer in the Chicago area. The finals will be at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

VIP tickets for $25 are on sale now and include reserved seating, tableside food/beverage service, access to VIP bar lounge, a ballot to vote and raffle prize entry (no additional fees). General Admission tickets for $10 on sale Thursday, June 20, 9 a.m. and include a ballot to vote and raffle prize entry. All tickets may be purchased at http://www.maynestage.com or in person at the Mayne Stage box office.

The Windy City Gay Idol Finals concert also will feature guest performances by Broadway Star and Mac Award Winner Karen Mason, who will perform her marriage equality song, It's About Time, international burlesque performer Michelle L'amour, as well as the 2013 Windy City Gay Idol, Maria Pahl.

Every audience member at the Finals will get a ballot to vote and be entered to win all prizes including Smirnoff merchandise, Ravinia tickets for Carrie Underwood, tickets to Margaret Cho, and other top Chicago performances. PLUS someone in the audience will win a "Trip for Two to Curacao" for Five Nights courtesy of the Island of Curacao and American Airlines.

After more than a decade, Windy City Gay Idol has grown into the largest and most highly anticipated competition in Chicago's LGBTQ community with the Grand Finale held during Gay Pride Week.

Past Windy City Gay Idol winners have gone on to sing at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Allstate Arena, Market Days and at festivals around Illinois, Milwaukee, Toronto and Vancouver. In addition, the 2012 Windy City Gay Idol Finalist Josh "JDA" Davilla landed in the Top 40 on Fox's American Idol 2013. Plus the 2008 Windy City Gay Idol Finals featured a then-unknown Lady Gaga as a guest performer. Audiences never know what they will see and hear at the Windy City Gay Idol Finals.

Windy City Gay Idol, produced by Windy City Media Group, crowns the new 2014 Windy City Gay Idol at the Finals event at the gorgeous Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse) in Rogers Park. This will be an amazing night of entertainment, with Chicago's best singers vying for the title of Windy City Gay Idol in front of a packed house and a panel of guest judges.

The 2014 Windy City Gay Idol Premium sponsor is Smirnoff. Other Sponsors include Ketel One, Tanqueray, Don Julio, Creaoke, Broadway in Chicago, American Airlines, SpeedPro Printing, Ravinia, Mini of Chicago, and Thompson Hotels. Plus Travel Partners: American Airlines and the Island of Curacao.

Guest judges will be 2014 Jeff Award-winning Chicago director Lili-Anne Brown, Second City improvisor/actor/director Mitchell Fain, and Jeff Award winning actor/singer Rob Lindley. The Finals competition will be hosted by local personality, Sofia Saffire.

The 2014 Windy City Gay Idol winner crowned at Mayne Stage is awarded a prize package worth more than $7,500 including $1,000 in cash, a 6 day/5-night trip to Curacao (including airfare), Smirnoff gift basket, an IPad mini, theater and concert tickets, performance opportunities, plus the coveted title of Windy City Gay Idol 2014.

See http://www.maynestage.com for tickets and information.

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