Symphony Sing-Off takes place Saturday night


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

PADUCAH, Ky. - Kids from all around the area will get to experience the arts this summer, courtesy of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Youth Programs.

Their premier fundraiser? Local acapella groups competing for the chance to win the honor of singing with the Symphony Orchestra at the annual Christmas Concert.

The event is called the Symphony Sing-Off. Last year, organizers patterned it after NBC's hit show "The Sing-Off." It was such a big hit that this year's show is already sold out! To keep that momentum going, organizers promise it will be bigger, and better, Saturday night.

"The production value has really stepped up several notches this year," said Symphony Sing-Off Chairman Kenn Gray. "All the sound and lighting is computerized.  It's gonna really feel like you're at a Hollywood sort of premiere party or awards show."

The Acousticats from the University of Kentucky will join local groups like Generation Gap. That group got its name because members' birthdays span no less than five different decades!

With the Paducah Symphony Orchestra reaching 12,500 area kids last year, Generation Gap knows it's the next generation they are helping.

"We can provide education for the youth in the community and the surrounding areas," said Josh Morehead, the leader of Generation Gap. "So my expectations are for my group was the exceed what we did last year and as of right now, it's looking good."

Check out the video for a preview of the event!