Heads up, blogspot readers, bands, artists, and musicians, I AM Fest 2013 is coming soon! SouthSide recently received this from the desk of the Elbo Room about the details and sign up process for the battle of the bands.
Good luck to all who enter!
We are happy to announce we are in our fourth year of putting on one of the biggest, independently produced arts and music festivals. In the past we have worked with over 500 bands and artists and are continuing to give opportunities for local bands to network, get in front of new crowds and a chance to open up at one of Chicago’s premiere music venues.
The Elbo Room presents I AM FEST 2013 INDEPENDENT ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL. It will host 10 bands at Chicago's very own HOUSE OF BLUES on SAT AUG 23RD, 2013. There is just one thing missing... the MAIN STAGE OPENING BANDS 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 GIGITY.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 FRIDAY 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 and/or 6/28. 2 winners from each of those nights with 1 wild card will advance to the SEMI-FINALS on SATURDAY 7/6 or 7/13 along with 1 wild-card band. The winner and runner up of the FINALS (on SATURDAY JULY 27th) OPENS The 2013 I AM FEST at House of Blues presented by the ELBO ROOM Chicago.
E-mail KAYLA@ELBOROOMLIVE.COM with the following information:
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 (4/29, 4/30, 5/6, 5/7, 5/13, 5/14, 5/20, 5/21, 5/27, 5/28, 6/3, 6/4)
5) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE SECONDARY ROUND ON FRIDAY 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 and/or 6/28 @ ELBO ROOM?
6) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE SEMI-FINALS ON SATURDAY 7/6 and/or 7/13 @ ELBO ROOM?
7) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY THE FINALS ON SATURDAY 7/27 @ ELBO ROOM?
8) YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO PLAY SATURDAY AUG 23RD @ HOUSE OF BLUES?
9) A Member of your band is available to attend the MANDATORY meeting at ELBO ROOM ON APRIL 14TH at 7PM to pick up pre-sale tickets and get details for the BATTLE OF THE BANDS show.
Hope to hear from you soon and have a safe 'holiday' weekend,