County to hold auditions for MoCo’s Got Talent starting next week

Talent winners were part of last year’s Thanksgiving parade. Photo by Mike Diegel.

The county’s Recreation Department will hold auditions for the 2018 MoCo’s Got Talent competition beginning next week.

The contest is open to county residents enrolled in high school or middle school, who may enter in three categories—music, dance and visual arts.

The top performers from each audition will be invited to the semifinals on April 28. The top 12 chosen from that group will perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on May 20.

Winners in each category will receive a prize package and may also be selected to perform at the Summer Concert Series on July 5, and in the county’s Thanksgiving parade, also held in Silver Spring, on November 17.

Auditions will be held as follows:





March 16

East County Community Recreation Center  

5 – 9 p.m. 


March 24

Holiday Park Senior Center    

1 – 4 p.m.  


April 6

North Potomac Community Recreation Center      

5 – 9 p.m.   


April 13  

Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center  

5 – 9 p.m.    


April 20  

Upper County Community Recreation Center  

5 – 9 p.m.    


April 20  

Visual Arts Submissions    



Performers must register in advance at, using one of the activity numbers shown in the table. After registering, participants should call 240-777-8080 to arrange an audition time slot or to get details on how to submit artwork.

For more information, call 240.777.8080.