The upcoming Triad Has Talent! event at the High Point theater will turn the spotlight on the local talent for a night by highlighting various local artists and musical performances.

In the tradition of the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent, the audience members at the show will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performer.

High Point Theater Director David Briggs said this week that this yearly event that focuses on local talent has an energy all its own and there is a lot of great talent in High Point and in the surrounding area.

“The Triad area is full of amazingly gifted individuals who bring a unique touch to the performing arts,” Briggs said. “Every year, this showcase allows local artists and groups to highlight their talents and bring out the best of what this state has to offer.”

The non-profit organization Friends of the High Point Theater provides continuous support for the theatre as well as for the performing arts community in the city. The event, now in its 7th year, is a fundraiser for Friends of the High Point Theatre.

The Triad Has Talent! showcase will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the High Point Theatre in High Point. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

This year, the local talent includes a number of big local draws including Stewart Coley – an award-winning songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades.

Coley has performed across the United States and Canada including a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Another local entertainer who’ll perform in the annual showcase is Jack Gorham.  His music frequently draws comparisons to Billy Joel and Randy Newman.

Also performing in Triad’s got talent is a husband-and-wife team: the Polk Duo. Kasey and Myranda Polk are a Christian voice and guitar duo known for their “unique combination of cultures, backgrounds and musical influences that drive their original and inspirational songs.”

There’s plenty of other local talent appearing as well.

For more information, those interested can contact the box office Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at 336-887-3001 or visit