For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (February 5, 2013) – Oh, say, can you sing? Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will host its 17th annual National Anthem auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 19 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 76 live racing dates in 2013. 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 JumboTron. 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. With 76 live dates in 2013 -- 50 during the Spring Thoroughbred Season that runs from April 11 - July 6, and 26 during the Fall Quarter Horse Meeting from Sept. 13 - Nov. 9 -- there are potentially 76 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 LoneStarPark.com.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a 50-day 2013 Spring Thoroughbred Season which opens Thursday, April 11 and concludes on Saturday, July 6. Live racing will be held four days a week, Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, May 30, Sunday, June 23 and Sunday, June 30 when there will be no live racing), and Saturday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. The racing program on Memorial Day, May 27, will start at 1:35 p.m. Special twilight programs will be held at 5 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9.
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. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com
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. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, 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.