Star-Spangled Weekend: National Anthem tryouts THIS WEEKEND at Fayette Mall!

By Lexington Legends | January 6, 2012 5:26 AM ET

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) The National Anthem is part of the pre-game ceremony for every Lexington Legends game, and the National Anthem tryouts are part of the preparation for every season.

The Legends, in partnership with ESPN Sports Radio 1300 and ABC 36, will hold their annual national anthem tryouts at Fayette Mall February 11 and 12 in the wing of the mall near Dick's Sporting Goods. Each participant will sing or play the anthem, and those selected by the judges will perform the anthem before a Legends' home game during the 2012 season.

The tryouts will run from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 11 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 12.

2012 National Anthem Tryout Registration Form

Chris Cross, Mike Cameron and Matthew Laurance, hosts of "Sports Huddle" weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on ESPN Sports Radio 1300, will serve as masters of ceremonies. The panel of judges will include LM Communications Group General Manager Jim MacFarlane, Legends President and COO Andy Shea, Legends General Manager Seth Poteat and others.

"Our national anthem auditions are one of our signature events, and we look forward to it every year," said Poteat. "Not only do we get to see and hear countless talented individuals and groups from all over the Bluegrass, but this event also doubles as our season kick-off, and serves as a reminder to everyone that Spring and Opening Day are right around the corner."

For more information, or to reserve a time in the tryout lineup, call 859 422-7854. All participants must complete a registration form, 2012 National Anthem Tryout Registration Form. Walk-ups are welcome as well.

The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the South Atlantic League, will open the home schedule Thursday, April 12 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark against the Kannapolis Intimidators, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or visit


The Legends were voted number one in family entertainment by readers of the Lexington Herald-Leader in 2011.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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