Sixth annual Juneau's Got Talent event takes place February 4

    Left: Luke Weld Center: 2020 Winner Salissa Thole Right: Lisa Ray (Photo courtesy of Juneau Dance Theatre)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Sixteen acts will display their talent and compete for cash prizes on Saturday, February 4, at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JAHC) beginning at 7:00 pm.

    The sixth annual Juneau's Got Talent (JGT), hosted by Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT), is modeled after popular televised talent competitions and provides audiences with a fun, energetic night out in Juneau.

    A panel of local personalities, plus the audience's votes, delivered as money, will determine the winner.

    The winner takes home $500.

    JGT director, Flordelino Lagundino says of the event, “It is exciting to bring this event back to the community, after being sidelined for two years. Similar to past events, we have a handful of new artists bravely taking the stage, as well as many experienced performers and previous JGT contestants. Artists of all ages and genres have the opportunity to shine with, while supporting Juneau Dance Theatre.”

    Finalists were selected from a pool of performers who auditioned live or by video submission, in December.

    Artists include songwriters, singers, dancers, and more.

    Juneau’s Got Talent 2023 contestants:

    • Sammara Apango  
    • Roblin Gray Davis, Darius Mannino  
    • Elizabeth Hogue  
    • Kinley Johns  
    • Bradley Johnson  
    • Zane Johnson
    • Conor Lendrum  
    • Jaylynn Martin  
    • Henry Meschnark  
    • Pajama Cat Sharks  
    • Noatak Post  
    • Colin Rose  
    • Rachel Rosson, Kiana Twitchell
    • Matthew Schwarting  
    • Isaiah Unzicker  
    • Sam Uyanik

    The 2023 Juneau's Got Talent guest judges:

    • Doniece Gott, director, core company member, Theatre in the Rough
    • Jocelyn Miles, vocalist, winner of Juneau’s Got Talent 2016
    • Kayla Price, head coach, JDHS Dance Team
    • Brendan Sullivan, owner and operator of Salon Cedar, and patron of the arts
    • Salissa Thole, performing artist, winner of Juneau’s Got Talent 2020
    • Alex Vrabec, performing artist and marketing guru

    Audience favorites, Margeaux Ljungberg and Stephanie Strickland will emcee the event, which includes performances by Juneau Dance Theatre and a new tap trio: Jtown Sparkle Toes and the Shimmy Shimmy’s.

    A no-host bar by McGivney’s, concessions, and a silent auction, round out the evening's festivities.

    Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $25 in advance at or $30 at the door.

    Advance-purchased tickets include two free votes for attendees to put toward their favorite act.

    Additional votes will be available for sale throughout the evening, for $1 each.

    Proceeds from Juneau's Got Talent will support Juneau Dance Theatre.

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