Voting begins now for the JoyFest - Carowinds Talent Competition.

Click HERE to listen to samples of the artists' music and to vote for your favorite. You may vote once a day (once in a 24 hour period) through April 11th! Also, each person must use a separate computer to cast his or her vote.

If you click on the artist's name, you will be able to go to audio clips of their music. If you click on the button beside their name and hit the Submit button at the bottom of the page, then you have voted for that artist.

If you have any questions, please call Melody Hennessee at 336-887-3582, ext. 251.

The top 5 who receive the most votes will be finalists in the contest. The top 5 finalists will be judged by a panel of music industry professionals, who will select the winner!

The top 5 finalists will be announced on or around April 18th. The winner will be announced on or around April 25th!

The winner will have the opportunity to play as the opening act at JoyFest-Carowinds on Saturday, May 25th. In addition the winner will receive a cash prize of $500, be able to sell merchandise at the festival and have a complimentary meal. For all the contest details, please go to the Contest page.