We are trying something different this year for the finale of the CFCU Summer Concert Series. We'd love to have you give it a shot.
WHAT IS THIS BATTLE? Well, it's two-fold. On Thursday, September 7th from 6-9pm we will host a Battle of the Bands where three finalist bands will perform 30 minute sets. Right here, right now, if you apply, a jury will select two finalists. The third finalist will be a People's Choice selection off the current summer lineup. That being said, STOP: If you are an MC you should go here because we are hosting a competition for you as well: https://goo.gl/forms/dCBqGmwS9kMlvwlA2 and if you are a band on the current concert series lineup, you should not fill this out. We will reach out separately.
OKAY. SO WE PERFORM, COOL. WHAT ELSE DO WE WIN? For Bands: -A recording session in Pyramid Sound -Strings, Picks, and a full setup for the Studio Session from Ithaca Guitar Works-A professional photo shoot with Casey Martin Photography: https://www.instagram.com/caseymartinphotos/
I'M INTO IT, WHAT'S NEXT? Fill out the application below and share your best with us. We will take it from there and reach out once we have identified the finalists. The deadline for this application is Thursday August, 10th.
GOT IT. HOW WILL THE BATTLE WORK? Good question. The winning MC will open the night up on September 7th. The three band finalists will perform 20 minute sets. There will be an expert panel of judges present which will be announced along with the criteria at a later date.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? We thought this would be a fun way to not only engage our audiences but also create new fun opportunities for local artists. Emphasis on fun. We want this be an exciting way to highlight local talent and also have you walk away with good content and tools to use for your endeavors.
BANDS... I'M A SOLO SINGER-SONGWRITER, AM I ELIGIBLE? Yes : )
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT THIS FORM? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Battle of the Bands - Band Application Question with any questions. Please do not call the office for status updates. We file through a high volume of performer inquiries and would like to make sure nothing gets lost, please stick to the this system.
Don't forget, the deadline is Thursday, August 10th
For more information about the CFCU Summer Concert Series: http://downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/CFCU%20Summer%20Concert%20Series
This form is not appropriate to fill out for anything but the Battle of the Bands. If you are looking to submit your work for consideration for other events on our event calendar please use this form: http://downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/Performer%20Inquiry%20Form