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Windy City Gay Idol Finals at Mayne Stage June 25
2014-06-17

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CHICAGO—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, 7 p.m.

VIP tickets for $25 are on sale now which include reserved seating, tableside food/beverage service, access to the 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 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, and JC Brooks, the dynamic front man Jayson Brooks for JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Plus 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, tickets Ravinia to see Carrie Underwood, tickets to Margaret Cho and to 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. These top thirteen (13) singers have been culled from over four months of competitions throughout Chicago's bars and clubs. Throughout the competitions preliminary, semi-final and even at the final event, the audience votes.

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, and JC Brooks, the dynamic front man Jayson Brooks for JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Plus the 2013 Windy City Gay Idol, Maria Pahl.

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 actor/singer/director Rob Lindley. And the Finals competition will be hosted by local personality, Sofia Saffire.

The finals 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 www.maynestage.com for tickets and information.

Windy City Gay Idol 2014 Finals :

Wednesday, June 26: FINALS, Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse, 6pm doors, 7pm start.

VIP tickets (includes fees): $25 on sale now / General Admission tickets: $10 on sale Friday June 20th at 9am. See www.maynestage.com for tickets and information.

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