“Youth Performing Arts Live” will feature more than 100 students from three JCPS magnet schools. | Courtesy of Fourth Street Live

If there’s a lesson to be learned from the current JCPS turmoil, it’s that the show must go on. On Saturday, more than 100 JCPS students will take that very message to the stage of Fourth Street Live, where they’ll sing, dance and perform for the Louisville public.

“Youth Performing Arts Live” will showcase talented kids from the JCPS Visual and Performing Arts Magnet schools of Lincoln Performing Arts School, Western Middle School and Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS). The free event will be hosted by Andrew D. Harris, StageOne Family Theatre’s associate artistic director.

Students of all ages who have specialized in dance, musical theater and music instruments will have the opportunity to perform on the very same stage that has hosted countless national acts — from Goo Goo Dolls to Dashboard Confessional.

“We feel strongly in supporting educational institutions … as they help grow our youth into well-rounded, dynamic students and young adults,” said Ashley Satterfield, director of marketing for Fourth Street Live, in a news release. “We are honored to serve as the host for this event that will highlight these outstanding schools and their talented students.”

“Youth Performing Arts Live” will take place from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. The event is free.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."