If you have been around Springfield’s Karaoke Scene in the last 10 years you have met the man known as The Hi-Tek Redneck, Dennis Reed!
Dennis Reed (Left) & his lovely wife Charissa Reed (Right), operate Hi-Tek Redneck Entertainment.
Hi-Tek Redneck Entertainment has been providing entertainment and karaoke in central Illinois for going on 10 years. Starting at the Gashouse Lounge many years ago, Hi-Tek Redneck Entertainment has now played at over 80 different locations in Central Illinois.
Hi-Tek Redneck Entertainment has also been notoriously known for making those dreams of a bride into realities, having been apart of hundreds of weddings in the Central Illinois area. An interesting side Fact Mr. Dennis Reed not only can provide the sound/music for your wedding, he is also ordained!
The big shot call came to the Hi-Tek Redneck Entertainment earlier this year when they were asked to run the sound for the Statewide Karaoke Contest this summer. The Contest will lead to one winner singing two songs ahead of the Little Big Town concert at the Illinois State Fair in August.
The Winners and Runners-up at eight regional contests (listed below held and county fairs throughout the state) will participate in a final contest on August 2016 during the Illinois State Fair. The winner of that final contest will then perform ahead of Little Big Town and opener David Nail later that evening. Also the winner will perform at the Du Quoin State Fair ahead of a show not yet announced.
Only solo acts are allowed, and participants must be 18 years of age, or older. Pre-registration on the Illinois State Fair website is recommended, as at each regional contest there is a limited number of spots open for contestants.
Exposed Publishing, NFP will have staff at a majority of the fairs covering the event. During the State Fair our staff will be on site doing live reports all 10 days of the event!
The regional contests will be held at:
* June 7: Macon County Fair (Decatur)
* June 20: Jasper County Fair (Newton)
* June 22: Greene County Fair (Carrollton)
* June 23: Henry County Fair (Cambridge)
* June 25: Perry County Fair (Pinckneyville)
* June 29: Schuyler County Fair (Rushville)
* July 3: Grundy County Fair (Morris)
* July 11: Heart of Illinois Fair (Peoria)