Showcasing local talent in downtown Auburn to celebrate Black History Month, the first-ever Auburn’s Got Talent Weekend will take place on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 8 p.m. at the Auburn Public Theater (APT) located at 8 Exchange Street.
Come out to celebrate the future stars of Auburn at the free kick-off event for parents and children. The Talent and Fashion Show will feature Auburn’s youth bringing their love for music, dance, and fashion to the APT stage. Local retailers will provide apparel and accessories for the models who range from ages 1 to 17. Trophies, cash prizes, and Auburn Downtown BID gift cards will be awarded for the Talent Show and the evening will be capped off with a Glow Dance Party for all the children with refreshments and food provided. Doors open at 6 p.m.; event begins at 7 p.m.
For the adult audience, A Night for the TOWN vol. 4 will close out the weekend celebration presented by We Lit Network featuring renowned Def Comedy Jam and Bad Boys of Comedy comedian Smokey Suarez, recording artist MBK Richy with music by DJ Quis and a Music Showcase performed by Big Qwee, Millyano, Don Heff, Poloboy, Stretch Millz, and 319 Jay. Tickets sold at the door; $20 admission. Doors open at 7 p.m.; event begins at 8 p.m. Masks are required for both events. For more event information, visit harriettubman200.com/events.
The weekend is sponsored by the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) as part of the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial programming supported by the City of Auburn’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation to boost the recovery from the pandemic for the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry. Additional sponsors include Muldrow Co.; NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center; Auburn Public Theater; Divine Coverings, LLC; Louis Legacy LLC.; Less Is Moree; Divine Goddess; Custom Engraving; D&R Landscaping; Be Exclusive; Amelia’s Pizzeria; Travis McLeod; Bruce Wingate; and Miguel Martinez.