Moosic, Pa. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) welcome the NEPA area to audition to sing the National Anthem before RailRiders games this upcoming season at PNC Field. The Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton will host the tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Soloists, duets, groups, and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. A celebrity judge panel will select the lucky contestants who will get to showcase their talents in front of thousands at PNC Field. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s favorite mascots, Champ and Quills, will be on hand to entertain fans. Due to a conflict of interest, they cannot try out themselves, but they will sign autographs, pose for pictures and partake in all the fun.
“This has become a fantastic tradition for our team and our area,” said RailRiders president and general manager, Rob Crain. “Not many other things in this world prove more personal or touching than singing in front of thousands of your neighbors, co-workers and friends while honoring our country.”
Reservations to try out will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in trying out can e-mail RailRiders community relations director, Rachel Mark, at [email protected] or call her directly at (570) 969-2255 ext. 3140. Reservations will be taken until Friday, Feb. 6, but they will close once spots fill up. There will be a stand-by line for those who did not register in advance, however registered performers will be the only ones guaranteed an audition.
The RailRiders open their 2015 season at home on April 9 against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals). For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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