BOUNTIFUL -- Stealing an idea from the successful television show "America's Got Talent," the Bountiful concert series in the park this week will be featuring its first Bountiful's Got Talent.
The talent showcase will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the main bowery at Bountiful City Park, 200 West and 400 North.
The performance will feature 21 acts selected from a tryout pool in July, said Richard J. Watson, an event organizer.
Those attending the free concert will be treated to instrumental solos, dance numbers, poetry, guitar/singer numbers, solo vocalist and band music, he said.
A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the first-place finisher and $100 to both the second- and third-place finishers, with winners to be selected by a panel of local VIP judges, said Jane Joy, an event organizer.
The prize money is being provided by The Joy Foundation.
"We kind of stole the idea from 'America's Got Talent,' " Joy said of the premise of the event that she expects will last about 90 minutues.
"This is our first year, so we are stumbling through this," she said.
Joy said she was unaware Layton had featured a similar event, with a similar title, the past two years.
The Layton's Got Talent competition has been held the past two years in June to open the Davis Arts Council annual summer concert series at the Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater.
Layton charges $5 to $10 per person to attend the event depending on seating, and awards $1,750 in prize money to be divided among the top three finishers in the talent showcase.
This year, Layton had 16 acts perform after a panel of judges trimmed the field from more than 60 acts.
Bountiful's Got Talent is sponsored by the Bountiful Community Service Council and Bountiful Arts Council.