GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - So you think you can sing? Come let us hear you as Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is hosting its 18th annual National Anthem auditions on Tuesday, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weather permitting).
Soloists, duos, groups, choirs and instrumentalists are invited to try out for a chance to sing the National Anthem during one of Lone Star Park’s 50 live racing dates in 2014. The auditions will be held outdoors in close proximity to the winner’s circle, and performers will be shown and recorded on the racetrack’s infield Daktronics Screen. Contestants will have two minutes to perform their version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” – a cappella for vocalists – and will be judged by Lone Star Park officials.
Walkups are welcome, but performers are encouraged to reserve an appointment by calling Lone Star Park at (972) 263-RACE. There are 50 live dates in 2014, so there are potentially 50 spots available.
Aspiring performers are urged to memorize the lyrics, keep their performance under two minutes and be prepared for a sound delay from the public address system. Those chosen to sing the National Anthem on a live race day will be notified by telephone and letter prior to the start of the Spring Thoroughbred season (usually two-to-three weeks after the audition). Each person selected to perform will receive box seats for four to that day’s live racing program.
Lone Star Park is located one half-mile north of Interstate 30 off Belt Line Road at 1000 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie – 12 miles west of Dallas and 20 miles east of Fort Worth (enter through Parking Gate 5 and proceed to the Grandstand’s East Gate entrance).
For more information, call 972-263-7223 or log on to www.LoneStarPark.com.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track's 50-day, 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season begins Thursday, April 10. For more information on Lone Star Park visit www.LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.
Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.