Mississauga, ON – May 12th, 2022
Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) is excited to announce the return of Sauga Teens Got Talent hosted by Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, produced by MAC and sponsored by Metalworks Studios and Metalworks Institute.
15 teenage singers will showcase their talent at one of Mississauga’s biggest festivals, Streetsville Bread & Honey Festival for a chance to win a cash prize and a grand prize of online education courses for the top three winners from Metalworks Institute, with the top performer winning a 4-hour vocal recording session at Metalworks Studios, Canada’s premium recording studio.
“We are pleased to contribute to the return of Sauga Teens Got Talent,” says Metalworks Studios Founder & CEO, Gil Moore. “This competition is a chance for Mississauga’s upcoming youth to showcase their skills and win some encouraging prizes that will further their artistic development, and it might just be the launch pad that they have been waiting for!”.
Taking place on Saturday, June 4th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, live and in-person on Queen St. as part of the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, the contest is open to teenage singers aged 13-19 years of age who reside in Mississauga. The top performer will have the opportunity to perform an encore presentation in the town square at the end of the festival.
“We are thrilled to bring back Sauga Teens Got Talent live and in-person at this year’s Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival after three long years.” says Sandra Pitts, Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival Director. “The performers we enjoyed in the past have been unbelievable and we’re looking forward to seeing what new talents will be discovered this year!”
The contest will be juried by leaders from the Mississauga music community including Demetrius Nath from Mississauga Music, singer-songwriter Mauve and hosted by pop country singer-songwriter, Bree Taylor.
“Sauga Teens Got Talent provides a platform to our city’s youth to tap into their passions for performing.” says Mike Douglas, MAC’s Executive Director, “This contest is a stepping stone for them to gain valuable experience performing live, win music industry courses, and for the top winner, record at the best studio in Canada!”
Interested teenage singers (and/or parent or guardian of teenager) are invited to submit to Sauga Teens Got Talent by submitting an online audition, the top 15 will be selected to perform. The deadline to submit an audition is Friday, May 27th by noon at: mississaugaartscouncil.com/programs/sauga-teens-got-talent/
For more information about Sauga Teens Got Talent, please contact:
Sherri Murray, Communications Producer
Mississauga Arts Council
About Mississaugas Arts Council
Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! Our mission is to empower the Arts Economy by Creating more opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artists’ achievements. Learn more: mississaugaartscouncil.com
About Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival
The Streetsville Founder’s Bread and Honey Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary as the largest and longest running festival in Mississauga and is recognized as an Ontario Top 100 festival by Festivals and Events Ontario. Originating in 1973 the festival reflects the history of the Streetsville Founder, Timothy Street, and the flour mill he built in 1821 in the heart of Streetsville, which still exists today. The festival hosts upwards of 50,000 attendees annually at Streetsville Memorial Park; a natural amphitheater situated on 30 acres overlooking the picturesque Credit River. Learn more: breadandhoneyfestival.ca
About Metalworks Studios
Established in 1978, Metalworks Recording Studios was originally the creative workspace for the legendary Canadian supergroup Triumph. From these humble beginnings, Metalworks expanded over a 40+ year time span into a six-studio powerhouse that today ranks as Canada’s consummate world-class studio facility. Metalworks has been recognized as Canada’s Studio of the Year an unprecedented 17 times at the prestigious CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards. Metalworks has become the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks. Learn more: metalworksstudios.com
About Metalworks Institute
Metalworks Institute is the educational creation and natural extension of world-renowned Metalworks Studios; home to some of the world’s most successful artists and producers. Mandated by founder Gil Moore to provide a superior curriculum, as well as an unrivaled social, educational, and artistic experience. Metalworks Institute is not your average school. Accordingly, Metalworks Institute embraces a philosophy of mutual respect, inspirational mentoring, and balanced life values. The state-of-the-art campus facilities, located adjacent to the studio complex, support this vision. Providing students with the best tools, instructors and environment to complete their studies: Metalworks sets the standard for entertainment arts education. Learn more: metalworksinstitute.com