Fireflies Now Scheduling National Anthem Auditions

Fireflies to book talent for National Anthems for 2018 Season

By Abby Persky | February 15, 2018 2:37 PM ET

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With Opening Day at Spirit Communications Park on Thursday, April 5 quickly approaching, the Fireflies are searching for musical talent (soloists and / or groups) to perform the National Anthem before home games for the 2018 season.


"The first two seasons at Spirit Communications Park were filled with extremely talented performers," said Fireflies Community Engagement Manager Elliott Anderson. "We are excited to see what fun and unique talent we can find from the Midlands to bring to our fans in 2018."


Singers, instrumentalists and groups are invited to audition. There are 70 home games scheduled between April and August. Live auditions will be held at Spirit Communications Park in February and March by appointment only. Interested parties must schedule an audition time in advance and may contact Abby Persky via phone at (803) 888-3047 or email,


Not every performer who auditions will earn a spot to perform before a game. Performers who are selected will receive four complimentary (4) tickets to the game for the night of their scheduled performance at Spirit Communications Park.

Season ticket packages are now available for the 2018 season. Reserve your seats by calling the Fireflies Ticket Office at 803-726-HITS or visiting for more information. 2017 season ticket members can renew their package by contacting their ticket account manager or by calling the ticket office. Plans start as low as $99.

The on-sale date for single game tickets will be announced Monday.

Tickets for the University of South Carolina vs. College of Charleston baseball game on Wednesday, May 9th are now available for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Fireflies box office, online at or over the phone at 803-726-HITS.




About the Columbia Fireflies

The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Winners of Ballpark Digest's Best New Branding and Logo Award in 2016, the Fireflies play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team partnered with the city of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet District. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information, visit, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook ( and all popular social media platforms.


About Spirit Communications Park

Spirit Communications Park, the 2016 Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, is a 365-day per year multi-use sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Spirit Communications Park is the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. Designed for baseball, concerts, football, soccer and a host of other activities, the venue seats approximately 9,000 for sporting events and up to 15,000 for major outdoor concerts. With 16 luxury suites and a 7,000 square-foot Club Level Lounge, Spirit Communications Park also hosts everything from business meetings to wedding receptions, and everything in between. The venue is open 365 days a year and serves as a public park, with a wrap-around concourse representing 1/3 of a mile for walkers and joggers. For more information, visit




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