Quest for the Best, the singing competition that goes hand-in-hand with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is set to go for the night of Friday, July 22.
“It’s a great evening,” says organizer Heather Johnson. “It’s wonderful songs, it’s every genre, it’s every age of singer that’s out there. We have one who is just 13, and we go up in age right up to… older.”
She says the singers who have already registered seemed eager to perform.
“Every one of the singers has been thrilled when they’ve come in to sign up and pick their songs,” she says. “It gets contagious. It’s good to see that people are getting out and getting back to doing the things that they love to do.”
Johnson says Quest’s band this year will once again be The Faculty.
“We’re very happy to have them back,” she says. “They have been our band for quite a few years and we’re thrilled that they decided to partake again this year.”
Johnson says the doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. General admittance tickets, which are also sold at the doors, are $20. VIP tickets, which must be bought in advance are $25 and are closer to the performers.
There will be two sets of 10 singers. At the end of each set, audience members can vote for their favourite singer in that set. Three judges will also assess the singers’ performances.
The top few performers get prizes, as do the people’s choice award winners. There are also random prizes like rookie, band’s choice, or crowd response. Johnson says there are 11 prizes all together to go around.