PawSox to Hold National Anthem Auditions



SUNDAY, MARCH 3 at the WARWICK MALL, 12-4 pm

Pawtucket, RI  The Pawtucket Red Sox are once again offering fans the special opportunity to sing the National Anthem prior to a PawSox game at McCoy Stadium during the upcoming 2019 season.  The PawSox will hold auditions for singers and musicians on Sunday, March 3 from 12 noon until 4 pm at the Warwick Mall on 400 Bald Hill Road in Warwick, RI.  “O Say Can You Sing?” will take place at the “center mall.”

Individuals or groups can register upon arrival at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Singers will have about two minutes to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner”—or any relevant song—in front of a cast of local celebrity “judges.”  Examples of other songs that could be auditioned and performed at a ballgame include God Bless America, America the Beautiful, Take Me Out to The Ballgame, Sweet Caroline, and PawSox Baseball.

“Baseball games have a soundtrack,” said PawSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg, “And the blend of patriotic music and popular traditions contribute to that musical backdrop.  Live performances by soloists, singing groups, and musicians enhance the cohesiveness of our community, and we welcome all who would like to share their talents.”

Nick Coit, Sports Director at ABC6, Brian Mulhern of the Cat Country radio morning show, and aspiring professional singer Lexi Lanni (a former winner of New England’s Got Talent), will serve as “mentors” and provide feedback after each performance.

Performers of any age are welcome.  Any questions can be directed to Jackie Dempsey, who coordinates the presentation of singers and performances at PawSox games.  She can be reached at

The PawSox are scheduled to play 70 home games during the 2019 home season, which begins on Thursday, April 11 with a 6:05 pm game vs. the Syracuse Mets at McCoy Stadium.