5 p.m. Doors, 6 p.m. Showtime, $41
Jackson County Fairgrounds
200 W. Ganson St., Jackson
Garnering over 50 million views online, and winning “America’s Got Talent” in 2017, 13-year-old musical ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer will bring her cast of Petunia the Diva Rabbit, Oscar the Shy Mouse and Edna the Brash Old Woman to a one off show in Michigan.
Two weeks after taking up ventriloquism to overcome her shyness, Farmer started performing at talent shows in Oklahoma, leading to an audition for “America’s Got Talent” where she earned a golden buzzer from judge Melanie Janine Brown.
After a series of competitive performances, Farmer won season 12 with a final act, singing the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” using two puppets with different voices. The prize was $1 million.
Since winning the show, she has been on a national tour with 11 more tour dates before closing out the year. Her only Michigan stop will be in Jackson.
Meridian Entertainment advertising manager Janelle Hopkins said that this event will be special, because of the popularity of the TV show. “She has a big following everywhere, because it is such a huge show,” said Hopkins.
Following “America’s Got Talent,” Hopkins said she knew Farmer was special after watching her performances.
“She puts on a great show. She has such a great talent to sing and do two puppets at the same time in different voices,” said Hopkins. “I can hardly sing myself — let alone do that.”
To those that haven’t seen Farmer, “prepare to be astounded,” said Hopkins.
Opening up for Farmer will be Pelican 212, a family band of children from New Orleans that play the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, the Monkees and James Brown.
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