Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville reveals acts for Nov. 14 show

Collage of Seniors Got Talent contestants Knoxville 2022


With Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville variety show coming up on Monday, Nov. 14, the names of the participants have been released.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre. It is produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living.

Performers are:

  • Bobbie Marler, a singer
  • Back Pew Poets, a singing, guitar and harmonica duo
  • Tinadre, a dancing duo
  • Wayne Pugh, a singing pianist
  • Diane O’Brien, a hammer dulcimer player
  • Michael McDougal, a singer
  • Deborah Cable, a pianist
  • Henry Boerner, a singer
  • Anna Garlington, a singer/guitarist
  • Corkey Miller, a stand-up comedian
  • Early Morning String Dusters, a bluegrass band

Participants range in age from 62-91. Only one act will take home the grand prize of $500. Second- and third-place winners will also receive awards, and Morning Pointe is introducing a People’s Choice Award. Show attendees will be able to vote for their favorite act at $1 per vote, with funds going to the Morning Pointe Foundation.


“We are so excited about this year’s show,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “Each contestant has a unique and fascinating story, and they showcase much of the great talent that the Knoxville area has to offer.”

Ted Hall, evening anchor and managing editor for WVLT-TV Channel 8, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Judges include Nicholas Horner, songwriter and founder of Make Music Knoxville; Dale Mackey, co-founder of The Central Collective; James Taylor, gallery owner of Geneva Galleries in Knoxville and winner of last year’s Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville; Susan Richardson Williams, a leader in public affairs and business; and Susan Arp, independent fund developer and public relations consultant.

Tickets for Seniors Got Talent, Knoxville can be purchased at the door for $10 or online in advance from the Bijou Theatre website ( ).

Morning Pointe also sponsors similar Seniors Got Talent competitions in Chattanooga and Franklin, Tennessee, as well as Lexington, Kentucky.