CHARLOTTE — Pride Charlotte has announced that there are several opportunities for people to compete for a spot on stage at its festival slated for Aug. 27 in Uptown.

Live entertainment with no lip syncing acts who can play instruments, sing, dance, juggle, do clean comedy or more are permitted.

On Aug. 5, Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave., held their competition from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Entries were due by 10 p.m. that day.

On Aug. 6, head over to Hartigan’s Irish Pub, 601 S. Cedar St., to capture the win from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Entries are due by 9 p.m. that day.

Entertainment Chair Janice Covington hosts these events. Judging will be completed by anonymous judges.

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The Bar at 316 will hold their Voice contest on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. during August for singers leading up to Pride Charlotte. This is geared around the Pride Charlotte Karaoke Contest. Each week they will select two winners who then will face off on Aug. 23 for the top spot. Special prizes will be awarded to winner. Admission is free.

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In other news, Pride Charlotte is still seeking volunteers to assist in the festivities. Training will be held on Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11.

For more information, email or visit to complete an online application.

Lainey Millen

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