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Hastings Sings auditions to be June 4 and 7

Auditions to qualify for the eighth annual Hastings Sings will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 7, at the Hastings Arts Center, 216 Fourth St. E.

Auditions will be recorded. A panel of judges will later listen to the recordings and decide who will compete in the finals which will take place during Hastings Rivertown Days. Pre-register by calling 651-228-6979 or by emailing your name and contact information to

Hastings Sings will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, on the main stage at Jaycee Park. Live judges will pick a winner and runner-up that will represent Hastings at Minnesota Sings, which will take place Sept. 24 in St. Paul. Mayor Paul Hicks will host a breakfast with the top two in appreciation of their achievement.

The Minnesota Sings competition is designed for 15- to 25-year-old amateur vocalists who compete for their share of a $10,000 in cash and $1,000 of music gear. For more information about Minnesota Sings, visit Contact Chuck Spavin, lead volunteer, with any questions at 651-228-6979.