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Official Showcase Coordinator:
Fran -

Goal: Submit live video that makes people want to see you perform a house concert. A second live video as well as a personal, professional website is also required for applications.

Video 1 should be a strong representation of what the act would sound/look like at a house concert. (Live Performances ONLY.) Creative approximations are fine, such as a simple setup with a few (optional) clapping fans in a homey or intimate setting.

Video 2 format is less strict, but could certainly benefit from the same qualifications as Video 1.

Website While ReverbNation, MySpace and SonicBids can be useful tools, they are not a substitute for personalized, professional artist website.
  • Video judges will be considering performance/song quality and "listening room feel." Although video is the primary medium for judging, this is not a video contest.
  • Watch some sample videos from previous contests.
  • Winners must be able to tour as they appear in the video. Most house concerts cannot accommodate more than 3 members or full drum sets. Small acts have a significant advantage.
  • Videos - we need to be able to see and hear the musicians clearly. Show audience engagement and you will have an advantage.
  • Our past judges have shown a clear preference for original, non-aggressive music. Cursing and/or screaming can limit your appeal.

Email your questions to our Festival Director.

Ineligible acts: Artists who have participated in any of the past four festivals may not apply. (2015-2018)

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