NBC announces 'Nashville Star 6' casting call tour locations
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/07/2008
NBC has announced open casting call dates and locations forNashville Star'sSummer 2008 sixth season -- the first installment of the reality series to air on NBC after its first five editions aired on its sister network USA.
Nashville Star's sixth-season casting tour will kick-off February 9 in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh before continuing throughout the month and making additional stops in Charlotte, Kansas City, Tallahassee, Denver, New Orleans and Portland.
For the first time in Nashville Star's history, the competition will be open to duets and trios as well as solo artists. In addition, Nashville Star's minimum age requirement has been lowered from 18- to 16-years-old for the upcoming installment. (Applicants must be 16 or older as of March 29, 2008.)
Interested applicants who attend auditions will be required to perform a song off an approved song list, and a select few of the most talented will be asked to perform additional material for producers. Applicants should be prepared to sing two cover songs from the approved song list or one song off the list and one original song.
Nashville Star's Summer 2008 sixth-season is scheduled to air on NBC prior to the network's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, which will commence August 8. Nashville Star first premiered on USA -- which is owned by NBC Universal -- in March 2003 and subsequently aired four more annual installments.
Additional audition information is available at www.nbc.com. The current open-call audition schedule is as follows.
Saturday, February 9
Pittsburgh, PA The Saddle Ridge 4 Station Square Dr. Noon to 6PM
Milwaukee, WI American Serb Memorial President's Hall 5101 West Oklahoma Ave Noon to 5PM
Wednesday, February 13
Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe's 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. 7PM to 11PM
Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club 4050 Pennsylvania 4PM to 9PM
Sunday, February 17
Tallahassee, FL Floyd's Record Shop 666-1 W. Tennessee St. 4PM to 9PM
Denver, CO The Grizzly Rose 5450 N. Valley Highway Noon to 5PM
Thursday, February 21
New Orleans, LA 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, Louisiana 11AM to 5PM
Portland, OR Rose Quarter/Memorial Coliseum Exhibition Hall One Center Court Noon to 6PM