Are YOU the next American Idol?
Find out if you have what it takes! Make plans to audition for the “Mississippi State Fair Idol” competition for the chance to be one of the five Mississippi individuals to win a VIP Executive Producer Audition!
The Mississippi State Fair has partnered with American Idol to bring the first step of auditions right here to the Magnolia State.
After submitting your application and video, the top 40 performers will showcase their talents at the “Mississippi State Fair Idol” competition on Monday, October 9th at 11:00 a.m. Then, the top 20 finalists will advance to one last performance on October 10th at 6:00 p.m. where the top five will be selected.
Applications and videos must be received by September 1, 2023 deadline. You don’t want to miss out!
Get started by filling out the application here!
For videos to be considered, they must be between 60 and 90 seconds of the applicant singing live with no voice alteration or filters. The applicant may sing cover songs or originals, and may play an instrument or sing with track music.
Your birthday must be between June 2, 1994 and February 15, 2009 to enter the contest, per American Idol’s eligibility requirements.
The “Mississippi State Fair Idol” competition will be held inside the Mississippi Coliseum. All chosen participants and guardians to minors 17 and under will receive free admission to the competition.
About the Fairgrounds
The Mississippi Fairgrounds Complex covers over 105 acres and hosts more than 700 events per year. With various facilities for exhibitions, trade and consumer shows, you will find all the elements to make a truly successful event, along with Mississippi’s tradition of hospitality. The complex is an integral part of beautiful downtown Jackson, where the charm of the old and new South blends to form a modern city with a wealth of activities and cultural attractions. The Fairgrounds Complex is truly one of the South’s most inviting locations for practically any attraction or event.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there elevators?
The coliseum has two elevators on the north side.
The Kirk Fordice Equine Center has one elevator under the stairs, left of the main entrance.
Can I volunteer?
WE NEED YOU!
If you have the desire to learn a new skill or share your skills, we have just the perfect place for you!
- Administrative Assistant
- Grounds Assistant
- Facilities Assistant
- Assist with Events
Join us today, for more information contact our Administrative Office today at 601-961-4000.