Keene Idol has now become Southern Vermont Idol! For twelve years, the premiere amateur singing competition known as Keene Idol was a signature event in Keene, N.H. In 2016, producer Susan MacNeil, who has relocated to Bellows Falls will present the 13th year of the event under its new name. Although the five-week time frame of July 9 to Aug. 5 will remain the same and contestants do not have to reside in southern Vermont to compete, other aspects of the event will change in its new location beginning with the audition process.

Age Categories: Youth ages 6 to 12; teen ages 13 to 19; young adults ages 20 to 30; adults 31+. Age category is determined by contestant age during the event. Auditions will be held on the stage at the Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St., BF on April 23, May 14 and June 18.

Times are youth and teens from 2 to 4 p.m.; young adults and adults 6 to 8 p.m. Fee is adult $30, and youth $10. Visit