Greenville’s Maddie Norris Wins Suwannee River Jam Audition

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Only one more audition to go at Jacksonville Landing on March 22! Plan now to attend this audition and to be at the SOSMP on April 18 for the final audition where winners will be chosen to play at the Jam! It will be a great evening filled with spectacular talent!
A Greenville girl was among the three winners chosen Feb. 15 at the Fiddler Crab Festival in Steinhatchee in the annual Suwannee River Jam (SRJ) Auditions.  Greenville’s Maddie Norris, Starke’s Brittney Hall, and Steinhatchee’s Josh Hage walked away with the honors!
These three will move on to the SRJ final audition April 18 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, where more than a dozen finalists will audition one last time hoping to be chosen to perform at the SRJ April 30-May 3.
Crewsn Myles Band of Lake Butler won the band contest at Steinhatchee and will move straight to the SRJ to perform without further competition.
Other contestants signed up to compete were John Hindman, Abigail Carpenter, Cassidy Lee, Kenny Shuttery, Caleb Hage, Shauna Clark, Heather Dockery, “Blind” Dillion Forbes, Jenna Shea Markham, Willow Veda and Ricky Tannar. Other bands signed up to compete were Wreckless with Steffanie Renae, Ciara Rae Band, Keith Taylor Band and Sabin Sharpe Band.
Maddie was also among those auditioning Feb. 8 who did not move on. Maddie didn’t let that stop her. She signed up for Steinhatchee and came home a winner. Maddie, who started her singing career singing opera as a small child and then moved on to country, was a contestant last year in the Texaco Country Showdown at The SOSMP.
Brittney, a newcomer to competitions, was among the auditioners Feb. 8 at The SOSMP in her first big stage event. Brittney didn’t move forward, but she had the crowd on it’s feet, cheering her on in her last song that night. Now, she’s made it to the finals with this win and is dreaming of being among the chosen April 18!
Josh Hage is the current Teen Talent 2013 Florida Male Solo Vocal and Percussion Champion who will compete in the Teen Talent Nationals in Tennessee in July. Josh is expected to bring a crowd to the finals April 18 as he works to perform at The SRJ!
For more information about The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park or to find out more about the many exciting upcoming events at the park, call 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129.

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