This year’s Watermelon Idol will be held at Hempstead Hall as part of the “NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT” on August 15, 2020.

Limited to 20 entries. First come, first served.

First Round: Saturday, August 15, 4:00 p.m. – Hempstead Hall Amphitheater Stage  ||   Final Round: Immediately following Round 1 on Saturday, August 15 Sound system is provided with plugin capabilities.


3rd place – $50 & Trophy

2nd place – $150 & Trophy

1st place – $300, open for South Down Main at the one and only “NOT The-Watermelon-Festival-Concert CONCERT,” & Trophy


  • 1.) No previous winners are allowed to enter the competition.
  • 2.) There are no separate categories for individual and group acts or age.
  • 3.) The top 5 acts based on judges scores will make it to the final round.
  • 4.) No arguing with or harassing the judges will be tolerated.
  • 5.) If you are late for your time slot, you will be disqualified.
  • 6.) Contestants must provide their own instruments and/or soundtracks.
  • 7.) Due to COVID-19 precautions, ONLY performers will be allowed on the campus (if a performer is under 18, one parent/guardian may accompany them).
  • 8.) Masks must be worn at all times on campus except while performing on stage. Chairs in the waiting area will be socially spaced and 6 feet of distance must be maintained at all times.

To register click here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKo1L5RGt8-GOQZ5i_4dfyycKbHNxFF8R7RwdeQVcprROQeQ/viewform

For more information, please contact Hempstead Hall at 870.722.8565 or hempsteadhall@uaht.edu

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