Online Fan Favorite voting for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent begins at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, with the totals helping to guarantee one act a spot in the next round.
Voting continues until Thursday, July 19, at dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent. Videos of all Top 20 acts in the summer talent contest are available online and were captured at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, where the contestants performed Sunday.
The act with the most Fan Favorite votes from this first round automatically advances to the Top 15 show set for 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Meanwhile, the overall winner from two voting rounds will win a prize package of gift cards valued at $300, plus a performance at the Arcada Theatre's intimate Club Arcada on its third floor.
The grand prize winner, chosen by the judges, receives a Development Package (custom video, website development, mentor and photo session), a trip for two to either Nashville or Cleveland, plus a headline concert and an opening act slot for a national act at Schaumburg's Septemberfest on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Both the Fan Favorite and grand prize winners of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent will be announced at the Top 10 show and finale at Addison's Little Italy Fest-West on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The contest is co-sponsored by the Daily Herald, Onesti Entertainment, Amita Health, Zeigler Auto Group, Salon Lorrene and the village of Schaumburg.