The purpose of Tri-State Stars is to raise a minimum of $20,000 to help the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.


The Hoops Family Children’s Hospital was chosen by the committee that developed Tri-State Stars.


Please see the rules page for a detailed listing of all rules for Tri-State Stars.


All performers participating in Tri-State Stars will need to follow the guidelines related to dress that are presented in the rules for the competition.


Tickets for the finals will be available online via Ticketmaster mid March.


1st Place – People’s Choice*

This award will be given to the act that raises the most money for the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.The winner of this will receive $1,000 and a trophy.

Selection Process

  • The audience will vote using a voting app on their personal electronic device.
  • Each individual act will be assigned a specific phone number that will correlate with the text-to-vote process. Performers will be able to begin promoting and letting others know what their number will be starting March 30. The availability to start voting will begin 48 hours prior to the final.
  • There will also be an option to purchase votes on-site the day of event for the various competitors for those not able to purchase via the voting app platform.

1st Place – Judges Choice

The award will be given to the act that receives the judges’ vote for the best act. This will be done with a private ballot after each act. Those ballots will be collected after each act and a winner will be chosen. The winner of this award will receive $500 and a trophy.


Sponsor of this event is Dutch Miller Automotive.

Keith Albee

The Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, also known as the Keith Albee Theatre, is located at 925 4th Avenue in Huntington, WV.


Round 1 Videos: Our judges are not looking for editing or production value in the videos. They are looking for raw talent captured on video. Example: Use your phone and capture yourself singing. Use your computer to capture yourself playing an instrument. Maybe you performed a solo 3 years ago and have the performance recorded. You can either submit that video by uploading the file or you can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and put the link in your application. Keep the video simple but let your talent shine. Please make sure you follow the rules.

4 Apr

TriState Stars

Tickets on sale March 14th