Windy City Times announces the 7th Annual Windy City Gay Idol count down.According to their website, “Windy City Gay Idol has started its seventh annual count-down, with great competitions at Star Gaze and Jackhammer bars. A new venue has been added to the preliminary rounds: Sofo bar, which will be the site of Gay Idol Thursday, May 14. Windy City Gay Idol features the best amateur gay and lesbian singers in the Chicago area.
What started as a fun promotion with Windy City Media Group has become the largest and most highly anticipated annual competition in Chicago’s LGBT community. And you don’t have to sing to be a part of it. Just come and vote!
Windy City Gay Idol 2009 includes preliminary competitions one night only at different bars where as many as 20 participants sing at each venue. All contestants compete for the chance to advance to the Semi-finals Saturday, May 30 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. Results from every preliminary, semifinal and Final event come from audience votes. Votes from friends, family and audience members hopefully land them on the stage at the finals Saturday, June 13 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted.”