Auditions Held For Performers To Receive Permits To Play In NYC's Subways, Competition Is Fierce!

by Rachelle Hruska · May 6, 2009

[Photo via Getty] Newsflash: not just any performer can wow you on your daily subway ride. At least not legally.  No, they have to AUDITION to play on the pavement, and the competition is fierce!  Yesterday, the New York Arts Program held their auditions at Grand Central Station. Over 250 applicants came to try and get a permit to play in NYC's subway systems. Only 25 will.

At present more than 100 individual performers and ensembles participate in over 150 weekly performances in 25 locations.