The annual Jackson Hole Showcase is an opportunity for the community to experience a cross section of local artistic talent. Modeling it after the Ed Sullivan Show, host James Booth has maintained the formula of music-dance-comedy-theater, with a rotating cast ranging from veteran to up-and-coming.
This year’s show will feature: The Laff Staff, Riot Act, JH Community Theater, JH Brass Quintet, Jazz Foundation of JH Big Band (also performing a free show, 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, in the Center lobby), opera vocalist Allison Kyle, Jason Fritts Trio with bassist/guitarist Chris Towles and drummer Chris Smith, bluegrass bands Wood Smoke Rising and PTO, classical/pop guitarist Byron Tomingas, Dancer’s workshop, and guitarist/vocalist Stackhouse. Jackson Hole Showcase, 7 p.m., Friday, at the Center Theater. General admission seats are $10/advance or $12/day-of-show, available at JHCenterForTheArts.org or 733-4900.