CALL FOR ENTRIES: Local Talent Wanted for Parade

Local vocalists can enter online now and earn the chance to perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® on Saturday, April 12, 2014!

The first annual National Cherry Blossom Festival® Sing Into Spring Competition will highlight the region’s outstanding performers in the 2014 Parade, the iconic finale and largest spectator event of the Festival.
A selection committee will choose up to 20 finalists from the online submissions to move on and perform live at Hard Rock Café Washington, DC in early January 2014. The Sing Into Spring finalist event is free and open to the public, and the final winners will be announced that night.

Submissions will be accepted online through November 15, 2013 and up to four artists will be chosen. The competition is open to all residents of Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, ages 8 and up. Those under 18 require parental consent. Only vocalists are eligible, instrumental performances will not be accepted. The full entry rules are available here.

The 2014 Parade is from 10 AM – Noon and runs along Constitution Avenue, NW rain or shine. It is free and open to the public. Prime grandstand seats, located on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets, can be purchased through Ticketmaster or calling 800.745.3000 starting in October 2013. Group tickets for 10 or more will also be available.