MetroPerforms! Auditions will take place Saturday, June 19

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What stations have folks seen performers at?  Anyone ever see dancers or poets? I wanna say there were some at Farragut North?  From a press release:

Metro’s Art in Transit program and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities are seeking District of Columbia-based performers to audition for MetroPerforms! Auditions will take place Saturday, June 19, at Metro headquarters in northwest Washington, D.C.

MetroPerforms! invites local performers of all genres—singers, dancers, musicians, poets and more—to showcase their talents at select Metrorail station entrances. Metro and the DC Arts Commission will select artists to perform at Metro station entrances from June through September.

Metro developed MetroPerforms! in 2007 in conjunction with local arts councils in the Metro area. The participating arts councils worked with Metro to develop performance criteria, conduct auditions to select performers and to provide them a stipend from the arts councils.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC. Auditions are conducted first-come, first-served. The selected artists will perform at 10 stations throughout the District of Columbia.

“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 working with the Arts Commission and with local artists to present another season of exciting performances.”

Performances will take place at designated Metro station entrances at a distance far enough away from station stairs and escalators to ensure clear access for people heading into or out of stations. In addition, selected performers must pass a background check and will not be permitted to sell merchandise or solicit in any way while performing.

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