For Immediate Release
Contact: Danita Gaudette, 706.244.0039
Date: January 23, 2019
RE: Historic Ritz Theatre Selects Second Open Mic Monday Grand Finale Winner
The Ritz Theatre hosted the second Open Mic Monday Grand Finale on Monday night to an
energized crowd. Winners from the Fall monthly competitions battled it out for the first prize to
be a paid performer at the Ida Cox Music Series in Downtown Toccoa in June. Contestants were
Garrett Lott (September), Jim Harrison (October), Zikerion Reese (November), and Krystina
Littleton (December). Each performer brought their own style and interpretation to their diverse
performances. In the end, however, Toccoa resident and North Georgia Technical College
student Krystina Littleton was declared the winner.
Appreciation is extended to the judges who rated these talented vocalists: bluegrass artist Edgar
Loudermilk, WNEG morning deejay Connie Gaines, and former music minister at Toccoa First
Baptist Church Chris Watkins.
The third year of Open Mic Monday will return in September for aspiring musicians who would
like to compete. More information will be shared with the public prior to that time. For more
information about Open Mic Monday, contact Danita Gaudette, General Manager, Historic Ritz
Theatre at 706. 244.0039.