Bill Riley Talent Show Coming Back to CC

Charles City, Iowa – The Bill Riley Talent Search is coming back to Charles City on July 2nd at 1:00 pm. This talent search has been going on for 50 years and gives kids the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to perform at the Iowa State Fair.

There are two different groups that anyone age 2-21 can enter. The Senior Division is for anyone in between the ages of 13 and 21. The Sprout Division is for kids age 2-12.

There are roughly 3,500 competitors yearly but only 350 to 450 people get selected. The search targets vocal, dance, or instrumental talents.

The event will be held in the Charles Theatre. Applications can be found through these sources: Community Development Office, (641) 228-4234, or by going to


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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