RailRiders Host National Anthem Auditions

 The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) welcome the NEPA area to audition to sing the National Anthem before RailRiders games this upcoming season at PNC Field. The Viewmont Mall in Dickson City will host the tryouts in the court space next to Macy’s on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Soloists, duets, groups (of 10 or fewer), and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. A celebrity judge panel will select the lucky contestants who will get to showcase their talents in front of thousands at PNC Field. NEPA’s favorite mascot, Champ, will be on hand to entertain fans. Due to a conflict of interest, he cannot try out, but will sign autographs, pose for pictures and partake in all the fun.

Reservations to try out will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in trying out can contact RailRiders community relations director Jordan Maydole at or call (570) 969-2255. Reservations will be taken until Feb. 24, but they will close once spots fill up. There will be a stand-by line for those who did not register in advance, however registered performers will be the only ones guaranteed an audition.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders open their 2017 home schedule on Monday, April 10 against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies). For tickets or more information, please call 570-979-BALL (2255) or visit