‘Easley’s Rising Star’ in search

EASLEY — Easley’s Rising Star is looking for entrants for its third annual contest to be held Oct. 2.

Sponsored by Arts Council of Pickens County, the event is in its third year and accepts entries from Pickens County and Anderson District One (Powdersville). The main goal is to promote local young talent and offer a venue for them to showcase their talents.

The contest includes three categories, with different age divisions for each category. Entries can be solos, duets, trios or small groups. Dancers, vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to enter for a chance to be Easley’s Rising Star and win some great prizes too.

Previous winners have gone on to further their talents at the collegiate level — the inaugural winner, Madeline Goodman, is currently a sophomore dance major at the College of Charleston.

Applications can be obtained by visiting the Arts Council of Pickens County’s website (, The Starving Artist Café or contacting Suzanne Goodman at Entry deadline is Sept. 27.