In the Spotlight Welcomes 25 Choirs

The Joplin High School Performing Arts Center will be rocking Saturday, Feb. 3 when 25 show choirs from throughout Southwest Missouri take the stage in the annual event.

Doors open at 7:30am, and performances kick-off at 8am sharp. New to In the Spotlight this year are a solo competition and finals round. Top honors will be revealed at the awards ceremony at 10:55pm.

Participating schools include Carthage, Webb City, Nevada, McDonald County, Cassville, Sherwood, Mt. Vernon, Miller, Hollister, East Newton, Seneca, and Lamar.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and seniors 65+. Show your support for your favorite performers and groups at the event by ordering flowers ($2) and personal High Note congrats ($1), which will be hand-delivered by choir hosts.

To sustain you all day, performers and supports can count on an array of refreshments for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Chick-Fil-A, Papa John's pizza and Tropical Smoothies.

Also Ada & Elle Photography will be back this year with an amazing new backdrop at their FREE photobooth, and will be giving away a "Best Friend Session" at the event. Follow them on Instagram for updates and fun new posts! @adaandelle