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The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment we aim to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.

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Bill Riley Talent Search Memories From the Shecklers

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We love the Bill Riley Talent Search memories people are sending in. The first one we are sharing is from Ellen Chabot Sheckler.  Read More. . .

60th Season of the Bill Riley Talent Search

Heather Torpy - Thursday, September 20, 2018

The 60th season of the Bill Riley Talent Search is already underway. We want to celebrate by sharing your memories and pictures from years past on our Instagram and Facebook pages throughout the year.  Read More. . .

2018 Iowa State Fair Day 10

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 18, 2018

We can't believe that semi-finals are over! Our championship show is tomorrow on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at 1:30. Here are the performers moving on from today.  Read More. . .

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Our Presenting Sponsor

The Bill Riley Talent Show is proud to have Hy-Vee as the presenting sponsor. Since 2013 Hy-Vee has been making a significant investment in the talent program ensuring that the Iowa tradition will continue to thrive.

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 237 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded total sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

By supporting Hy-Vee you are supporting the Bill Riley Talent Show. Go to to find a store near you!