News from the Bill Riley Talent Search

2019 Semifinals

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Today was our first day of semifinals and it was amazing! We announced our first two Sprout Champions and our first three Senior finalists. Read More. . .

Last Day of Preliminaries!

Heather Torpy - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Today was our last day of preliminaries and boy, did we have some showstoppers!  Read More. . .

What a great Tuesday!

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Another great day at the Iowa State Fair (aren't they all?). Here are our performers moving on to semi-finals. Read More. . .

More Semi-Finalists!

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We are having a great time at the Iowa State Fair!  Read More. . .

It's always a great day at the Fair!

Heather Torpy - Saturday, August 10, 2019

Day 3 of preliminaries brought all sorts of talent to the Anne and Bill Riley Stage! We wish we could bring them all through to semi-finals.  Read More. . .

2nd Day of Preliminaries

Heather Torpy - Friday, August 09, 2019

Day 2 of the 2019 Iowa State Fair is in the books! It was another great day of performers which makes it pretty hard for our judges to decide who is moving on. Before we tell you the results...A reminder that on Sunday, August 18th after our Championship Show (it starts at 1:30 on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage) we will be inviting all past performers on stage for a Bill Riley Talent Search alumni picture to celebrate our 60th season.  Read More. . .

It's Fair Time!

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 08, 2019

We started out the Iowa State Fair with a great show! Five Sprouts and six Senior acts are moving on to semi-finals! Congratulations to all of you! Read More. . .

Celebrating 60 Seasons of the Bill Riley Talent Search

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Calling all past and present BRTS performers! We want to see you at the Championship Show on August 18th at 1:30p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair. After we announce the 2019 Champion we would love to get all past and present performers on stage for a picture to celebrate our 60th season of the Bill Riley Talent Search.

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BRTS Memories from Joy Neal Kidney

Heather Torpy - Saturday, March 02, 2019

Thank you to Joy Neal Kidney for sharing her memories of performing in the Bill Riley Talent Search in her blog. You can read it here:  Read More. . .

New Program Announcement!

Heather Torpy - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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