Due to COVID-19 outbreak guidance, recommendations and school closures County wide, we have made the difficult decision to CANCEL the Third Annual, “Lilac City’s Got Talent” show on Wednesday, April 29th. Part of our Mission Statement is to ‘Empower Our Youth.” The cancellation of this event is deeply saddening as we look forward to showcasing the unbelievable young talent we have in our county’s high school seniors.
Thank you to our Partner BECU for continuing to sponsor this event and the Festival! Thank you to Bing Crosby Theater, TicketsWest, Downtown Spokane and River Park Square for all that you have done in planning for this event. We hope to bring back this amazing event for our 2021 year and we hope to make it better than ever!
For those who have already purchased tickets, please contact TicketsWest Directly for further direction.

Welcome to our third annual “Lilac City’s got Talent!”  sponsored by BECU. An event where we showcase senior talent from any high school in Spokane County.  Part of our mission statement reads:  “….empower our youth…” and part of the way to achieve that is to reward the young talent in our Community.

Here are the details:  NOTE – The 2020 Talent Show has been CANCELLED.  All items below are for informational purposes only for future shows.

  • When is the talent show: The 2020 ‘Lilac City’s Got Talent’ Show has been cancelled.  We will update the website when our 2021 date is chosen.
  • Who can enter: any senior in any high school in Spokane County is eligible to audition.  If part of a group, the majority must be Seniors and no one over 20.
  • What are the prizes: $500 for first prize, $300 for second prize and $200 for third prize.
  • Who are the judges: We have selected 5 celebrity judges from our area to help pick the top acts. We looked for judges who have a background in the arts.
  • What is the deadline for applying: All Applications and Audition Videos (which must be submitted within 24 hours of the application) must be submitted by the deadline given.
  • How do I apply and audition: Click on the  OFFICIAL RULES & AUDITION APPLICATION button below (when available). This will take you to the application, more detailed instructions and talent show deadlines.

  • How do I buy tickets for the event: Tickets are on sale through Tickets West.  Click on the PURCHASE TICKETS button below (when available).  Tickets will be sold online and at the door.  Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early.
  • Where does my money go?: Ticket sales go to The Spokane Lilac Festival Operating Fund.

2019 “Lilac City’s Got Talent” Highlights

1st Place – Maddie Burgess (The Oaks)

“Suessical the Musical” Solo

2nd Place – Deanna Dwyer & Brennah Schmelzer (LC) Interpretive Dance Duet

3rd Place – Lauren Fay (Gonzaga Prep)

Guitar & Singing Solo