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National Anthem Casting Call

National Anthem Casting Call

Sonoma Raceway invites performers of all ages to audition for a chance to sing the National Anthem during pre-race ceremonies throughout the 2020 racing season, including NASCAR, NHRA and others. To apply, simply fill out the application below, including a sample video or recording of a previous performance. Individual singers of all ages, instrumentalists and small groups are welcome to apply. Select performers will be invited to audition live at Sonoma Raceway before a panel of judges on the 8th or 9th of April. Applicants will be judged on vocal quality, stage presence and level of comfort performing with an audience. All applicants will be contacted whether they are chosen or not.

Requirements

  • National Anthem must be 1 minute, 45 seconds or shorter.
  • Must be able to walk upstairs and stand on stage unassisted.
  • Application submitted online with video or audio recording.
  • Must be available for the live audition and listed race dates.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

What the performer should expect

If chosen to perform, the individual or group will sing the National Anthem at Sonoma Raceway during pre-race ceremonies at one of the events listed below during race weekend. Depending on the event, the anthem may be televised, but will surely be broadcast onsite in front of thousands of race fans and spectators. Performers will receive tickets, credentials, and parking to the event which they are chosen for.

Potential performance dates

  • June 13: NASCAR ARCA Menards Series West, General Tire 200
  • June 14: NASCAR Cup Series, Toyota/Save Mart 350
  • July 25: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Bike Battle
  • July 26: NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sonoma Nationals

Timeline

  • March 9: Online applications open
  • March 22: Deadline to submit online applications
  • April 8 or 9: Live auditions at Sonoma Raceway
  • April 21: Winner of contest chosen
  • Early May: Announce winner via social media

For questions, email mlamb@sonomaraceway.com

FAQ

Yes, we accept all forms of performances from soloists to groups, as well as instrumentalists. We cannot accept bands due to time constraints.

No compensation or travel arrangements will be made by the Raceway.

The winner will receive a maximum of 6 tickets and 2 VIP parking passes for the day of the event at which they are chosen to perform.

 It depends on the event.

National Anthem Casting Call Registration

Thank you for your interest but the casting deadline has expired.