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American Idol Auditions 2017: Cities and Dates Announced

By Amy Barton | Aug 29th, 2017

Exactly fifteen years ago, American Idol hit TV screens for the first time, forever changing the landscape of reality competition programming. In celebration of the franchise's anniversary, which also marks the birth year of this season's youngest eligible contestant, the producers of American Idol announced the start of auditions for the new season of the show, which will be broadcast from its new home on ABC. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off on August 17 at Disney Springs, as the Idol Bus jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom. See the audition cities and dates below!

Watch Katy Perry kick off auditions in this video!

From Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, American Idol will search every corner of the nation in its pursuit for talent. Auditioning has never been easier, with the series also taking to the internet, offering hopefuls the opportunity to submit audition videos online or by showing off their talent via Instagram, Twitter or Musical.ly using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. Sign up for an Open Call Audition in a city near you RIGHT NOW (you'll be the first to know when venues are announced!) or audition online RIGHT NOW!

American Idol open auditions will be held in the following cities:

August 17: Orlando, FL
Disney Springs
1442 East Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830

August 17: Portland, OR
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

August 19: Miami, FL
Miami Marine Flex Park
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

August 20: Oakland, CA
Jack London Square
472 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607

August 22: Atlanta, GA
Piedmont Park - Oak Hill
371 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

August 23: Provo, UT 
Courthouse Square
51 South University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601

August 25: Charleston, SC 
Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418

August 26: Denver, CO
Denver Performing Arts Center Terrace
Corner of Speer Blvd & Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80204

August 27: Asheville, NC
68 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28810

August 29: Omaha, NE
Lewis and Clark Landing
345 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

August 30: Louisville, KY
Waterfront Park - Festival Plaza
235 East Witherspoon
Louisville, KY 40202

September 1: Tulsa, OK
Guthrie Green
111 East M.B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK 74103

September 3: Pittsburgh, PA
Bakery Square
6425 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

September 4: Shreveport, LA
Riverview Park
601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101

September 5: Annapolis, MD
Westfield Annapolis
2002 Annapolis Mall Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

September 6: Fargo, ND
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo
1635 42nd Street
Fargo, ND 58103

September 7: The Shoals, AL 
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
617 U.S. 72 W
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

September 8: Boston, MA
Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common
Tremont Street & Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108

September 10: Rapid City, SD
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

September 11: Chicago, IL
McCormick Place
2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

September 14: New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

October 11: San Antonio, TX
Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(Locations and dates subject to change.)

You must be 15 or older to audition. Click here for more details on specific audition locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.

American Idol is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

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