The biggest kazoo performance in the world is the goal of a Saturday night promotion following the Charleston RiverDogs game.
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority and the baseball team are sponsors of the attempt to smash the international record for a kazoo ensemble.
The current mark of 5,190 kazoos carrying the same tune was set in 2011 at England's Royal Albert Hall. The attempt to pass that mark is part of CARTA night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park. Guinness World Records officials will be present to certify the results.
The performance will happen after the final out of the Dogs' contest against the Rome Braves. "Mystery conductors" will lead fans given complimentary kazoos in performing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
"We wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box, that put Charleston in the spotlight, and was worthy of a RiverDogs promotion," said CARTA Marketing Director Michelle Emerson.
CARTA and the RiverDogs have partnered on a number of events in recent weeks. Several CARTA buses are sporting team-themed wraps, the authority has been awarding RiverDogs tickets as part of a weekly online trivia contest and in coming days CARTA riders may even share a ride with team mascot Charlie T. RiverDog.
CARTA staff, as well as employees from the authority's fleet-management partner Veolia Transportation, will be featured during the evening.
"CARTA is a great public service that is becoming even more important as the Lowcountry continues to grow," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. "They're a great partner, and we hope that we'll be able to put Charleston in the record books."
RiverDogs fans and CARTA riders are encouraged to get involved with the promotion via social media using the hashtags #CARTAKazoo and/or #DogsKazoo.
"Kazoos are as American as baseball," Echols said.
Game time is 6:05 p.m.
Reach Prentiss Findlay at 937-5711.
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