Singing, dancing, comedy, art, and magic are just a few of the many talents the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department are searching for in the first-ever “Dugan’s Got Talent.” The talent show, sponsored by Independence Bank of Owensboro, will take place at the Dugan Best Recreation Center later this year and is open to high school students, aged 14-18 in the Owensboro – Daviess County area.

Compete for a $4,000 Scholarship

2nd Place $500 Scholarship

3rd Place $250 Scholarship

How to Audition

To enter, each contestant must submit a 30-second maximum video of their best talent.

No more than five people can be in a single act, and each individual can only submit and participate in one act.

Click here to submit your video

Act Regulations

  • Open to ages 14-18 & enrolled in an Owensboro-Daviess County area high school
  • Family Friendly
  • No foul or vulgar language
  • No mention of weapons or illegal substances
  • Dress in appropriate attire
  • Video submittals must be 30 seconds or less no larger than 1 GB
  • No more than 5 people per act
  • Stage dimensions – 28′ 11″ wide – 16′ 6″ deep – 11′ high
  • Each individual/group can submit only one audition

After the close of the auditions videos will be reviewed by an internal judging committee and 24 videos will be chosen to proceed to the open public voting.

Public Voting

Voting will be open to the public

Voting will be uploaded on our website at a date to be determined. Individuals can only vote one time.

Finalists will be announced

Ticket Sales for the Show 

Tickets will be available to purchase online at or in person at the Owensboro Parks and Recreation Administrative Center (1530 McJohson Avenue).

Talent Show Night 

Dugan Best Recreation Center 

Show Date:  April 14

Show Time: 6:00 p.m.