Hey Tampa Bay, Julian here! Here's an exciting event for all of you guys that have some talent! Tampa Bay area residents are invited to compete for scholarships at the Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center) in the Tampa’s Got Talent competition on Sunday, July 18. Full scholarships for fall classes at the Patel Conservatory will be awarded to the top four competitors.

Competitors will be asked to perform a prepared two-minute performance piece before a panel of judges in one or more of the following categories: voice, dance, theater and/or musical instrument. This is the second year the Patel Conservatory has held Tampa’s Got Talent, which attracted competitors from all over the Tampa Bay area and awarded scholarships to three performers in 2009. A fourth category and scholarship, for musical instrument, has been added to the 2010 competition.

Those interested in competing should call 813.222.6453 to register or obtain more information. Information about the Patel Conservatory is available at www.patelconservatory.org.

As part of the non-profit David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, the Patel Conservatory also offers summer camps and classes for children and adults of all experience levels in all kinds of dance, music and theater. So folks: register and show that you got it!! Come back soon for more news on Tampa Bay events, Tampa Bay resorts, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid!