Congratulations to 2012 Exit Factor winner Molly Durnin and 2012 Exit Factor runner-up Bridgette Guerrette!
Bands and solo artists are invited to perform their own material for a chance to win the grand prize of a performance slot in the Capital Area Indie Fest on The EGG's Swyer theater stage on October 6. You are invited to catch an early glimpse of the area's rising stars (including Victoria Bouffard, Molly Durnin, Ryan Foss, Gordon Street Band, Bridgette Guerrette, Hard Soul Band, The Matchstick Architects, Between The Arctic, Danny Whitecotton, and Happy Birthday Dr Jim Band) - and you get to vote for your favorite! Performers will be judged by music industry professionals (including Chris Wienk of Exit 97.7, Paul Antonell of Clubhouse Studios, and Mary Darcy of All Over Albany), and the audience on originality, musicianship, performance, and stage presence. Prize for runner up is 100 duplicated CD's digiprinted (full color printing) in clamshell packaging donated by HAVE, Inc.
Admission is $12, or $10 for seniors, students, & Catalysts. All ages are welcome. Wine/beer and light refreshments available. Performers: see below for entry requirements.
HOW TO ENTER
Format: You perform an original 10-minute set in front of the audience and judges (experienced music and entertainment professionals). Bands, focus on a primarily acoustic sound, please.
Voting: The audience gets to vote. Their input is worth 25% of the total. The more people you bring, the better you'll do in this category (assuming your friends like you).
To Enter: All slots are now filled. Entries must be submitted by September 25. You (or your band) must be able to guarantee at least ten (10) fans in the audience. $50 entry fee is required, and then you can sell tickets to your 10 fans on your own. The more people you can bring, the better response your set will get. There will be refreshments and food available, and the venue is family-friendly (all ages...bring your kid brother!).
Option #1: MAIL a check for $50 (your guarantee for ten tickets) along with the information listed below to Columbia Arts Team, c/o Christina Dellea, 272 Herrington Road, Hillsdale, NY 12529.
- Your name, mailing address, phone, and email address;
- Are a singer/songwriter OR a band; if band, include band name;
- Genre of music;
- Brief description of music background / experience (for example, whether you perform regularly, etc);
- Number of instruments you'll play;
- Number of vocal mikes you'll need
Option #2: Send your payment of $50 (+ $2 online fee) via PayPal. Please include the above details in the "message" field of the shopping cart.
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