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The stage is set for this year’s Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville variety show, produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at The Bijou Theatre.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Acts on deck include a bluegrass band, several singers, a hammer dulcimer player, a stand-up comedian, a pianist and a flamenco dancer, spanning ages 62-91!

Ted Hall, evening anchor and managing editor for WVLT-TV Channel 8, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Judges include Nicholas Horner, songwriter and founder of Make Music Knoxville; Dale Mackey, co-founder of The Central Collective; James Taylor, gallery owner of Geneva Galleries in Knoxville and winner of last year’s Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville; Susan Richardson Williams, a leader in public affairs and business; and Susan Arp, independent fund developer and public relations consultant.

photo of James Taylor, winner of Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville 2021
James Taylor, winner of Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville 2021, and judge for 2022

Taylor will open the show this year.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, chosen by judges, with the overall winner receiving $500. In addition, this year, The Morning Pointe Foundation has added a People’s Choice Award in which audience members can pay $1 per vote to select a winner.

“We are so excited about this year’s show,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “Each contestant has a unique and fascinating story, and they showcase much of the great talent that the Knoxville area has to offer.”

Tickets for Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville can be purchased at the door for $10 or online in advance from The Bijou Theatre website.

photo of Kathy Chenoweth, second-place winner 2021
Kathy Chenoweth, second-place winner 2021

Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Perez at 423-238-5330.

Morning Pointe also sponsors similar Seniors Got Talent competitions in Chattanooga and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as Lexington, Kentucky.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states and is celebrating its silver anniversary in 2022.

 

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