Kernels National Anthem Auditions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kernels National Anthem Auditions

Kernels National Anthem Auditions

Have you always wanted to sing the National Anthem in a baseball stadium before a game? Now’s your chance! The Cedar Rapids Kernels are holding auditions for the 2013 season and they’re calling your name….

Auditions are on a “first-come first-heard” basis and open to vocal soloists, small vocal groups and instrumentalists. All participants are required to sing the National Anthem a cappella (without accompaniment), from memory and under 1½ minutes.

If you are interested, go to for the complete audition guidelines, the National Anthem Audition Form and directions to the auditions once you’re inside the stadium. Winners will earn a spot before one of the Kernels’ 70 home baseball games, singing our National Anthem to the cheering throngs!

Hotel near Kernels National Anthem Auditions:

For all audition participants and audition winners, you’ll want to book your rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids– the is a hotel near the Veterans Memorial Stadium, the Kernels playing field and just 2.5 miles from the hotel’s front doors. And that makes the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids, the best hotel near the auditions!

Dining & Shopping at/near event location

Right across the street from the Stadium is the Stadium Lounge, where you can get a great beer to wash down a generous portion of their house specialty, chicken.

Also close is TJ’s Steakhouse, about ¾ mile from the Stadium with lunch, dinner and a full bar. Bring the family, dress casual and enjoy a great steak. Or try Sam’s Pizza, Hacienda la Glorias, The Breakfast House or Maid-Rite West, all just ½ mile from the Stadium.

Still not sure? Try one of the restaurants near the our hotel – choose from Texas Roadhouse, Applebys, Perkins and more. Just ask our friendly staff for recommendations or suggestions.

The Stadium’s immediate neighborhood has local shopping too: music stores, groceries, needlework, mobile phones, electronics and lighting.

Within a few miles of the Veterans Memorial Stadium are several great malls and shopping plazas. Westdale Mall (1.6 miles), Edgewood Plaza (1.6 miles), Plaza West Shopping Center (1.6 miles), Westwood Plaza (1.7 miles) and Berry Plaza (2.1 miles) will get you started, then you can move on to Collins Road Square, Executive Square, Qwest Lindale Mall and Town & Country Shopping Center, all within 5.5 miles from the Stadium.

Other Special Events at/near event location

The Veterans Memorial Stadium is a baseball mainstay in Cedar Rapids, and hosts more than minor league baseball. In 2005 the first music concerts were held there, featuring Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson – but that’s just a small taste of the 80+ non-baseball events held there every year.

With its 5300 seats, 12 luxury suites, an upper deck mezzanine terrace behind first base, a pavilion in left field and a pre-game picnic area, the Stadium is well prepared for a variety of other events.

Right next door to the Veterans Memorial Stadium is the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena with separate, dedicated ice for hockey and figure skating. The Cedar Rapids Roughriders and the Easter Iowa Figure Skating Club both call Cedar Rapids Ice Arena their home.

All about Kernels National Anthem Auditions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa:

WHEN: Thursday, March 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Saturday, March 9th from 9am to 11am
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
DISTANCE: 2.5 miles from the front doors of the

Call Us on: 800-720-5063 or Book online.

Have great Trip! We always welcome!


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