Hey, blogspot bands, want to be a part of this rockin' fest happening this summer at House of Blues on Saturday August 27, 2011!
Read the information below on how to be a part of the Battle of the Band contest. Out of state/regional area (MI, WI, IN, etc) indie bands are invited to participate as long as you're available to commit and make the dates for your said Battle date,
The Elbo Room presents I AM FEST 2011 INDEPENDENT ARTS&MUSIC FESTIVAL. It will host 11 bands at Chicago's very own HOUSE OF BLUES on SAT AUG 27th, 2011. There is just one thing missing... the MAIN STAGE OPENING BAND FOR THE SHOW and THAT COULD BE YOU!
There will be several Battle of the Band contests held at the Elbo Room. Bands will be provided with a basic backline (Guitar/Bass Cabs minus heads and Basic drum set and hardware minus kick pedal, snare drum and cymbals). 20 min sets for each band will be judged by a music industry panel, voted on by fans in attendance and tallied for the number of people watching the LIVE VIDEO STREAM of the show per band thanks to JUSTIN.tv.
This unique BATTLE OF THE BANDS looks for talented musicians that put on a great show and can win over an audience in person and LIVE online. The top 2 bands from each night advances to the Secondary Rounds on THURSDAY 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 or 6/23. 2 winners from each of those nights with 1 wild card will advance to the SEMI-FINALS on FRIDAY 7/1 or 7/8 along with 1 wild-card band. The winner and runner up of the FINALS (on SATURDAY JULY 30th) OPENS The 2011 I AM FEST at House of Blues presented by the ELBO ROOM Chicago.
1) BAND NAME
2) BAND WEBSITE/WEB LINK
3) NAMES OF BAND MEMBERS, INSTRUMENTS PLAYED and AGE of each member
4) WHICH PRELIMINARY SHOW(S) YOU ARE AVAILABLE (5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/9, 5/10. 5/11, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25)
5) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE SECONDARY ROUND ON THURSDAY 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 and/or 6/23 @ ELBO ROOM?
6) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE SEMI-FINALS ON FRIDAY 7/1 and/or 7/8 @ ELBO ROOM?
7) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE FINALS ON SATURDAY 7/30 @ ELBO ROOM?
8) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY SATURDAY AUG 27TH @ HOUSE OF BLUES?
9) A Member of your band is available to attend the MANDATORY meeting at ELBO ROOM ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 13th (7:00pm) to pick up presale tickets and get details for the BATTLE OF THE BANDS show.
Artist Relations Coordinator
The Elbo Room
2871 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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