Showcase Competition

Carthage Civic Center

Purchase tickets at door

For more info contact:
Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, Texas
903 693-6634

Previous Winners:

Chris Colston
Lindale, Texas

Bailey Wesberry
Terral, Oklahoma

Billie Jo Russell
Emory, Texas

Taylor Heard
Omaha, Texas

Holly Tucker
Lorena, Texas

Lindsey Harding
Longview, Texas

Kimberly Green
Whitehouse, Texas

Cheyane Smith
Ore City, Texas

Shane Matthews

Shane Matthews
San Augustine, Texas

Carissa Amberly
Carissa Amberly
White Oak, Texas

Valerie Burns
Valerie Burns
Pine Mills, Texas

(2005-2008 Photos courtesy of
Don's Photo
118 W. Sabine
Carthage, TX 75633
903 693-9620


August 11, 2017
7:00 PM
Tickets - $15

Carthage Civic Center

1702 S. Adams (Southwest Loop)
Carthage, TX 75633
903 693-6634

The Showcase is named after John Ritter, Tex Ritter's actor son, because the family wanted to do something to help young people get started in the business. They knew Tex and John would both like this.

Barbara Fairchild

Holly Tucker
"The  Voice" Finalist

Tryouts are first come first serve. Judges are professional musicians, singers or promoters who have been in the business for a long time. Thirty (30) contestants will be chosen to compete at the finals on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Carthage Civic Center in Carthage, Texas. The winner will represent the TCMHOF the following year at various concerts and special events and receive...

$1000 Cash Prize

2017 Showcase Auditions, June 24, 2017

2016 Showcase Winner-Scott Hampton

Colton Hall - 1st Runner Up
Sarah Humphries - 2nd Runner-Up
Darren Melton - 3rd Runner-Up

2015 Showcase Winners
Chris Colston - Winner
Ross Tyler Hodgson - 2nd Runner-Up
Colton Hall - 3rd Runner-Up
Tiffany Nicole Taylor - 4th Runner-Up
Darren Melton - Fan Favorite

2014 John Ritter Tribute Showcase

Fan Favorite - Chris Colston

Top 5 - Winner Bailey Wesberry
Hannah Bauman, Lauren Taylor,
Chris Colston, Tanner Young

Directions to
Carthage Civic Center