POMPANO BEACH– Tri-Rail invites talented kids ages 5 to 17 to audition for “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” a singing competition held as part of Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day.” Kids throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are encouraged to audition for the chance to compete in the judged event. Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at SFRTA/Tri-Rail’s Administrative Offices, located at 800 NW 33rd Street in Pompano Beach.

“Tri-Rail is excited to continue its annual tradition of showcasing the incredible talent of our local youth during our annual Rail Fun Day event,” said Bonnie Arnold, public information officer of SFRTA/Tri-Rail. “This is the perfect platform to connect with the communities that we serve and further our position as the way to travel throughout the region.”

Over the past four years, South Florida’s Kids Got Talent has brought together several talented acts all on one stage. Last year, twelve-year-old Jade Master of Royal Palm Beach took home the $500 grand prize with her rendition of The Girl in 14G by Tony-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth.

The competition is open to solo or group singers who are South Florida residents ages 5-17. Each act will have a 4-minute opportunity to perform at the auditions. A panel of judges will select the acts that will compete in the final competition, which is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, during Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day.” Only one act will be selected to win the $500 grand prize.

Over the past six years, Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” has welcomed more than 12,000 families to experience the convenience of riding the train to get to work, school and local events and attractions. The event has become an annual tradition for South Florida families to provide a free afternoon of interactive games, arts crafts, food sampling and entertainment while promoting the benefits of riding commuter rail system.