Mercury to Host Auditions for the 2019 Hip Hop Squad

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury will host auditions for the 2019 Mercury Hip Hop Squad on Monday, April 16 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Registration will take place in the Casino Arizona Pavilion beginning at 6 p.m., with auditions set to start on the practice court at 7 p.m. Prior to the auditions, the Phoenix Mercury will host a Hip Hop Squad Audition Prep Class at EOS Fitness at CityScape tonight from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. for those 18 years or older, dance experience recommended.

Those possessing the skill and enthusiasm to become a member of the 2019 Mercury Hip Hop Squad are encouraged to showcase their ability and compete for a spot on this season’s team. Members of the Hip Hop Squad are expected to perform at all Mercury home games, interact with fans and appear at select community events throughout the 2019 season.

Performers must be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in auditions, and all participants are required to provide their resume and a recent headshot (8 x 10 recommended). There is no fee to audition and complimentary parking for all participants will be available in the Talking Stick Resort Arena garage, located on 1st Street, just south of Jefferson.

Select performers from the first round of auditions will participate in final auditions on Saturday, April 20 at Tempe Marketplace on the main stage near Dave & Buster’s beginning at 9:30 a.m. The audition finale is free and open to the public to watch. Fans are encouraged to visit Tempe Marketplace to cheer on performers looking to secure a spot on the 2019 Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad.

After coming within one win of a trip to the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury return in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title.  Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix opens its title quest on May 25 at Seattle on ABC.  Tickets for Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 31, at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.