(WBIR-Knoxville) A big crowd is expected in Downtown Knoxville on Friday as the American Idol bus pulls into town, looking for great singers.
The television series will hold auditions on Friday, Aug. 23rd, in Krutch Park, next to Market Square.
There will be some road closures because of the event. The southbound lane of Gay Street closest to Krutch Park Extension will be closed between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be no parking on the southbound side of Gay Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue beginning at 5 a.m. and on Market Street between Union Avenue and Clinch Avenue beginning at 5 a.m.
Parking is available at the Coliseum for $5, and a KAT trolley will get you to Krutch Park for free.
To audition, you must be between 15 and 28 years old. Registration will take place on Friday at Krutch Park and is scheduled to start no later than 8 a.m. Those interested in auditioning are asked not to arrive at the audition location overnight.
If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. If a parent or legal guardian is not available, a guardian at least 21 years old must be appointed by a parent, and the Guardian and Medical Authorization for Minors form must be completed, signed and notarized.
Show rules state that you must bring two forms of ID to show proof of age. One must include a photograph (license, passport or school ID card). Potential contestants must also complete a Personal Release form.
Click here for forms.
For general information about the Bus Tour, visit here.