Bill Riley Talent Search coming to Maxwell

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

The Bill Riley Talent Search and statewide presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are excited to announce a local show in Maxwell. The show will be held at the Maxwell City Park as part of Maxwell Old Settlers Days at 1 p.m. on Aug. 6. The show is open to the public.

The Bill Riley Talent Search offers an opportunity to help young Iowans experience the excitement and dedication necessary to help them succeed in life as well as on stage. The goal is to promote self-esteem, self-discipline and self-con?dence through participation in the performing arts. Young Iowans are invited to register to compete in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12) and Senior Division (ages 13-21) by contacting show coordinator Tawnia Leslie at 515-450-1248 or

The winning act from each division will qualify to compete at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Aug. 11-21, with prize money at the Iowa State Fair championship totaling over $17,000.

For more information about all of the local shows and contestant rules please visit

During the summer of 2016, the Bill Riley Talent Search is also promoting a new book that was written by Bill Riley Senior in the last years of his life. “Bill Riley On the Air and at the Iowa State Fair” is available on All royalties will go to the Bill Riley Talent Search.