As part of the 32nd Annual Main Street Fest, presented by Bank of the West, held in Historic Downtown Grapevine May 20, 21 and 22, JG Entertainment will host the 3rd Annual DFW ICON vocal competition. At this exciting competition, JG Entertainment expects to find promising talent in hopes of launching the next big star.
At the helm of DFW ICON, is Dallas native, Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment. Jonathan is the leading expert in developing, managing and launching young talent. His artists have been signed to Sony, Universal, Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV; toured with Taylor Swift; opened for Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande & Selena Gomez. Jonathan George is responsible for developing American Idol's Dalton Rapattoni and last year's Top 12 Guys Trevor Douglas. Jonathan states, "It is exciting to come home to Dallas to find the most promising talent. We are always looking for new and up coming stars. Stars are not born, they are created."
JG Entertainment has partnered with School of Rock, the home of Dalton Rapattoni, to give music scholarships to the winners. Also, one lucky winner will receive a full scholarship to LA's top Summer Industry Intensive at the Hollywood Launch Academy, which is responsible for training and creating road maps for stars like Becky G, Ross Lynch (Disney's Austin & Ally), R5 (Hollywood Records) Ryker Lynch (Glee, Dancing with the Stars) among many other young stars.
Jonathan has also partnered with Grammy - Winning producer/writer Bob Parr to produce a single for the Grand Prize Winner. Bob has worked with Meghan Trainor, Florida Georgia Line, Colbie Caillat, Lifehouse, The Veronicas, Melissa Ethridge and so many more.
Proceeds from DFW ICON will also benefit Kidd Kraddick's foundation, Kidd's Kids.
Preliminary rounds will be held at the Palace Theatre May 20 and 21. Finals will be held on the 32nd Annual Main Street Fest Main Stage on May 22. Talent will be placed in four categories grouped by ages 7-11, 12-15, 16-19 and 20-30. Those wanting to compete must register online at www.DFWICON.com.