As a result of five extremely successful seasons of SML Idol, vocalists from Smith Mountain Lake and its surrounding areas will once again be competing for the title of SML Idol 6. The competition will be held every Friday, April 14th – May 19th, at 7pm and will take place at Heath’s Waterfront Grill at the Pointe in Mariners Landing (1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston). SML Idol 6 is currently looking for vocalists to enter the competition. There is a $20 entry fee (the deadline to enter the competition is Friday, March 31st) and there will be cash prizes for the winners of $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place) and $250 (3rd place). There will be a cover charge of $5 to watch the show. For the first time in its history, SML Idol 6 will be a fundraising event benefitting six local charities. Each week a different charity will be represented. The charities are: Good Neighbors (April 14th), Lake Christian Ministries (April 21st), Food for Kids Program (April 28th), Saunders Volunteer Fire Dept. (May 5th), Bedford Humane Society (May 12th) and Disabled American Veterans (May 19th). A portion of the $5 cover charge will be donated to the designated charity for that week. In addition, a 50/50 drawing will be held each night and “People’s Choice” ballots will be sold for $1 each (100% of these funds will go directly to the charity). To make this event possible, SML Idol 6 is looking for sponsors. If you would like to enter the competition, become a sponsor or for more information contact Patty Walker at email@example.com. Check them out on Facebook at SML Idol and Heath’s Waterfront Grill.