Don't miss the fun! Register now and be ready to vote for your favorite acts at the January 7 live show. Your online vote and donation will determine the 2022 RGT People's Choice award winner. The People's Choice winner receives a prize of 50% of all online voting donations received, with the balance going to the library expansion fund.
Reserved seating tickets go on sale in early December online at rocktix.org. The online price is $10 per seat.
We expect the show to sell out quickly, however, any unsold or unclaimed tickets may be available at the box office for $15 on the night of the performance
The show will be held at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium and will start at 7:00 pm.
Stars will light the stage as Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) hosts a concert with a cause to support the Krause Memorial Library Expansion Fund.
RACE has reached out to the best of the best talent in our community. Performance acts, from music, to comedy, drama, poetry, magic, dance gymnastics and just about anything you can perform on stage have been invited to participate.
We'll narrow down the entrants to the top 11 performances, divided between youth and adult categories for the live performance Saturday January 7, 2023 at the Rockford High School FIne Arts Auditorium The performance starts at 7:00 pm.
Funds raised through ticket sales, brochure advertising, donor support and online voting will be split between the Library Expansion Fund and RACE, to build the endowment for future uses. Funds raised for online voting will be split between the Library Expansion Fund and the People's Choice performer chosen through the vote on the night of the performance.
The Rockford Area Community Endowment (RACE) supports the worthwhile projects and causes that make this community a wonderful place to live.
Organized in the 1960’s and revitalized in 2003, the Endowment has grown to over $700,000 in assets. 20% of annual income is distributed in grants, while 80% is retained as an endowment investment to ensure a growing perpetual fund to support future community needs.
The Endowment is a 501(c)3 recognized charity, meaning all gifts are fully tax deductible. It has no administrative expenses other than investment management fees. Board members donate their time and talent as trustees. All contributions to the endowment stay 100% in the Rockford area.
Police and fire departments
West Michigan Archery Center
Rockford Dog Park
Rockford Area Museum
Krause Memorial Library
John Sjogren Memorial
Michael F. Young Riverfront Memorial
North Kent Connect expansion
Rockford's Got Talent is recruiting performers with acts of all kinds. To audition, record your 3–minute performance and upload it to your YouTube or Vimeo account. Then, complete the Talent Audition Form, agree to the contest rules and regulations and link your uploaded video. Deadline for entering is midnight November 30.
Rockford's Got Talent Rules and Terms of Competition
Strong community time, talent and support have always been the catalyst for growth of the Krause Memorial Library.
Today, the Krause Memorial Library is the most heavily–used library in the KDL system, per square foot.
A 2019 community study commissioned by the Krause Memorial Library Board concluded that our library needs to more than double in size to meet current and future needs.
As the world re–opens, we are seeking support from industries and institutions, grants and (of course) you and this community that has supported this library for 80 years. We hope you will be a part of our growth.
How we’ve grown…
who pays for the KRAUSE MEMORIAL library? WE ALL DO.
Krause Memorial Library is proud to be a member of the of the Kent District Library system, one of the top library systems in the United States. As a member, KDL stocks the Krause Library, provides staffing, IT and connected services across its system. KDL is funded through a county–wide bond issue approved by county voters.
However, KDL does not pay for building costs or improvements, land, utilities and maintenance. These costs are the responsibility of the community which the library serves. Without community support, our library cannot grow. Rockford's Got Talent is the first community fundraiser for the Kent Memorial Library Expansion Fund. Funds generated will help us continue to explore our path for growth, to remain a vibrant part of the community for years to come.