The series connects the talents of local musicians with members of the community in Mill Lake Park throughout the summer. Applicants are adjudicated by a panel selected by AAC personnel, and those accepted will have the opportunity to perform during the concert series. Applicants do not need to be members of the Abbotsford Arts Council to apply, but if accepted, they will need to purchase a $35 band membership to perform. If and when a band is accepted and membership fees are due, please use the online form and specify the Band's Name as well as the Contact's name so we can track payments easily.
2019 Mill Lake Music Concert Series Details:Kariton Art gallery - Mill Lake Park: Every Saturday at 7pm-9pm June 8th- August 31
At least one band member must currently reside in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. This includes musicians residing in the communities of Abbotsford, Hope, Chilliwack, Mission, Maple Ridge, Aldergrove, Pitt Meadows, Langley, Surrey, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam.
Bands must have a history of public presentations.
Performers are required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled performance time for set-up and sound check. Performances will include two 45 minute sets (approximately), with a 10 minute break between the first and second set.
Each member of your band will receive a $100 honorarium for each performance to a maximum of $400. Musicians will be paid by cheque at the end of the performance.
Performers are adjudicated by a panel determined by the Abbotsford Arts Council. Staff cannot disclose jury discussions. Applicants may receive written comments in response to their application solely at the jury’s discretion.
Concerts are available every Saturday from June 8 - August 31.
The opportunity to perform in the Mill Lake Music Concert Series is one of the benefits of membership to the Abbotsford Arts Council. Each participating band must hold a current AAC group membership.
Upon acceptance to the series, a group membership fee of $35 is due for each band, payable online at www.abbotsfordartscouncil.com or in person at the Kariton Art Gallery.
Musicians must exhibit professionalism at all concert venues or may be indefinitely disqualified from participation in the concert series.
Musicians are expected to arrive an hour before performance time for set-up and sound check.
Cheques will be made out according to the number of musicians submitted on this application, even if additional musicians perform on the performance date. If changes are made, the Abbotsford Arts Council must be informed one week in advance of the concert date.