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Saturday, Aug 15 - 4:00 PM
Start date: 2020-08-15 16:00
End date: 2020-08-15 18:15
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Watermelon Idol

This year's Watermelon Idol will be held at Hempstead Hall as part of the "NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT" on August 15, 2020.

Limited to 20 entries. First come, first served.

First Round: Saturday, August 15, 4:00 p.m. – Hempstead Hall Amphitheater Stage  ||   Final Round: Immediately following Round 1 on Saturday, August 15 Sound system is provided with plugin capabilities.


3rd place - $50 & Trophy

2nd place - $150 & Trophy

1st place - $300, open for South Down Main at the one and only "NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT," & Trophy


  • 1.) No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.
  • 2.) There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.
  • 3.) The top 5 acts based on judges scores will make it to the final round.
  • 4.) No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.
  • 5.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.
  • 6.) Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.
  • 7.) Due to COVID-19 precautions, ONLY performers will be allowed on the campus (if a performer is under 18, one parent/guardian may accompany them).
  • 8.) Masks must be worn at all times on campus except while performing on stage. Chairs in the waiting area will be socially spaced and 6 feet of distance must be maintained at all times.

For more information, please contact Hempstead Hall at 870.722.8565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All particpants should be registered by August 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). All registered participants will then be assigned a timeslot that afternoon.


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