River Cats 2017 National Anthem auditions announced

Open submissions take place between February 6 and February 10

By Sacramento River Cats | February 6, 2017 12:25 PM ET

The Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce an open submission for the 2017 National Anthem auditions.

Those interested in singing the National Anthem at a 2017 River Cats game will be asked to submit an audition demo between Monday, February 6 and Friday, February 10. During this week-long submission period, fans must submit their demos to promotions@rivercats.com in either .mp3 or YouTube format. Submissions received after the February 10 deadline will not be considered. 

All artists - whether soloists, groups, or instrumentalists - are encouraged to submit a demo. Full demo and submission details are available below.

Once all demos have been reviewed, the River Cats will invite the top 50 submissions for a live audition at Raley Field. Those selected will be contacted no later than Wednesday, February 15 to set up a live audition date and time. Due to the number of submissions, only those selected for a live audition will be contacted.

Audition Demo Guidelines

  • Acapella version (no pre-recorded background music)
  • Star Spangled Banner in full
  • Must have clear, consistent, and correct lyrical performance
  • Full performance must be under 90 seconds

Submission Guidelines

  • Email an .mp3 or YouTube link of your performance of the National Anthem to promotions@rivercats.com
  • Subject line must read: 2017 National Anthem Demo
  • Email must include: Full name, phone, and email


The Sacramento River Cats are the Triple-A affiliate of the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants. The team plays at Raley Field in West Sacramento, consistently voted one of the top ballparks in America. River Cats Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Flex Plans can be purchased for the 2017 season by calling the River Cats Ticket Hotline at (916) 371-HITS (4487). For more information about the River Cats, visit www.rivercats.com. For information on other events at Raley Field, visit www.raleyfield.com.

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

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