‘Hannibal’s Got Talent’ Coming to National Tom Sawyer Days
If you or someone you know has what it takes, you could compete in the "Hannibal's Got Talent" show During National Tom Sawyer Days, on July 4.
Pre-Registration is going on until by July 2 for $10. The entry fee on the day of the show is $15. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and the show starts at 3:00 p.m. Age groups will be 8 and under, 9-15, 16-20, and 21 and up. Prizes will be awarded to the top two in each age group. There will be a five minute time limit for performances. Registration forms are available online or interested parties can contact Jennifer Foster at 573-231-2630, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition will take place at Tanyard Gardens in downtown Hannibal.
Several upgrades and improvements are also being planned for National Tom Sawyer Days, including bringing in different rides for the carnival. Armband night at the carnival will be Wednesday, July 1.
Country music star Jon Pardi – who hit the Top 10 with “Up All Night” in 2013 and also took “What I Can’t Put Down” to the Top 25 is the July 3 headlining performer. Pardi is a California native whose debut album, Write You a Song, was released last year.
Opening the July 3 concert will be Natalie Stovall and The Drive. Stovall is a fiddle player and singer who made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 12. She’s also performed at the White House and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Natalie Stovall and The Drive play over 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs, festivals and military bases around the world.
Madd Hoss Jackson will also perform during National Tom Sawyer Days. The band has been busy over the past year, playing at all of the major local and regional festivals, in addition to making several trips to Nashville to perform for record executives. Madd Hoss released their new CD, Better With Time, last July. Madd Hoss Jackson will headline their own night on Thursday, July 2.
National Tom Sawyer Days will also feature the annual parade down Broadway on the morning of July 4. Fireworks will be shot off over the Mississippi that night.