Ovation! USD 497 Talent Show

A true community event benefiting the Lawrence Schools Foundation

The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the seventh annual, district-wide talent show for middle and high school students on Sunday, January 22, 7:00 pm. Ovation! proceeds will benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation and showcase the amazing talents of USD 497 students. Held on the main stage of the Lied Center with full production, the community will come together to celebrate Lawrence’s talented youth, with acts ranging from instrumentalists to singers and dancers, and more. Brian Hanni, the Voice of the Jayhawks, will be the master of ceremonies for the event.

Help us celebrate and support the youth in our community!

How to apply

Middle and high school students in USD 497 who are interested in participating in Ovation! can apply to audition. All talents are welcome! The application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2022.

Click here for the Ovation! talent application >

Event Sponsors

Valedictorian Level Sponsors

Dean’s List Sponsors

Merit Scholar Sponsors

Honor Roll Sponsors



Application deadline
Friday, NOV 4, 2022
5:00 pm

Live Auditions
Sunday, NOV 6 &
Saturday, NOV 12
1:00—5:00 pm

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