Metro News Release

For immediate release: July 13, 2012

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Metro holds talent auditions
Audition for MetroPerforms! to be held July 17 Live performances coming to Metro stations and the Mall this summer

Metro’s Art in Transit program will hold auditions on July 17 for MetroPerforms!, live performances at Metrorail stations.

MetroPerforms! invites local performers of all genres—singers, dancers, musicians, poets and more—to showcase their talents at select Metrorail station entrances. In addition, for the first time, artists selected for MetroPerforms! will be invited to perform at the Music on the Mall program, developed by Metro in cooperation with the National Park Service and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.

The auditions will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Performances at Metro stations and the Mall will take place from July through September. Selected artists will perform on a volunteer basis and are expected to adhere to performance guidelines set by Metro.

“We were very pleased with how popular the program has become with area artists and Metro travelers,” said Michael McBride, Metro’s Art in Transit program manager. “We look forward to cooperating with the National Park Service, Congresswoman Norton and local artists to present another season of exciting performances at Metro stations and on the Mall.”

Performers selected to participate in MetroPerforms! must cooperate with Metrorail station managers and Metro Transit Police to ensure that performances do not compromise station access and the safety of Metro customers and the general public. In addition, performers must pass a background check and will not be permitted to sell merchandise or solicit in any way while performing.


News release issued at 11:01 am, July 13, 2012.

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