Summertime singing in Conway, especially in competition, has become a custom for the seat of Horry County on the third Saturday in August.
The city’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street, along the Waccamaw River, will provide the setting for the 2014 “Conway SuperStar Competition,” 7 p.m. Saturday.
The lineup comprises six contestants in each of three categories: JuniorStar, for ages 12 and younger; TeenStar (ages 13-17); and SuperStar (ages 18 and older).
Auditions for the contest, coordinated by Conway Parks, Recreation and Tourism, took place Wednesday evening, and the finalists will each perform one song on Saturday, or Aug. 23 if a rainout occurs. The first-place finishers will represent the city of Conway on Oct. 4 in the Conway Fall Festival, Dec. 13 in the Conway Christmas Parade and June 27 in Conway Riverfest.
Foster Hughes, the parks and recreation department director, voiced his excitement about another edition of Conway’s casting call for local stars to show off their chops. He called the audition process, which spanned four hours, this year “probably the most talented group we’ve ever had.”