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WINTERFOLK IX AUDITIONS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!
– ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL RUNS FEB 17 –21, 2011
WHAT: LIVE AUDITIONS FOR WINTERFOLK IX ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL
WHEN & WHERE: All auditions @ 8pm-12am
October 12 – Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave – Toronto, ON – (416) 975-0909
November 3 – London Music Club, 470 Colborne St.. – London, ON – (519) 640-6996
November 9 – Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave – Toronto, ON – (416) 975-0909
November 14 – Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. – Oakville, ON – (905) 844-2655
December 1 – The Casbah Lounge, 306 King St W. – Hamilton, ON – (905) 521-4441
December 2 – Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. – Oakville, ON – (905) 844-2655
December 9 – Maxwell’s Music House, 220 King St. N.– Waterloo, ON – (519) 498-5705
December TBA – Peterborough, ON
TICKETS: IT’S FREE – There is no cost to audition. Donations accepted on entry
TORONTO – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 – WINTERFOLK IX ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL continues to build bridges in the community and outside of Toronto by holding LIVE AUDITIONS at venues throughout Southern Ontario. For more information please visit www.abetterworld.ca
Toronto’s free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban roots and blues festival, now in its ninth year, will present 150 artists on 6 stages for 4 days of music in six downtown venues on February 17 –21, 2011.
Artists will once again audition live at select venues in various Ontario cities. There is no cost to audition to Winterfolk and two artists will be hired at each of the venues listed. Artist selection will be based on a combination of voting by the audience and the Winterfolk jury/representatives at each event. Artists will be encouraged to bring their fans & friends to cheer them on.
ARTISTS WISHING TO AUDITION FOR WINTERFOLK should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and advise preferred venue, include an EPK, or send a link to website or myspace, etc. Artists will then be updated with the details, and confirmed prior to the audition. Approximately 80 artists who have submitted will prepare 2 songs each, to present on the night. Winners of the festival spots will be announced at the end of each event.
Please visit the website for more details.
Winterfolk will continue to accept mailed packages and sonicbids submissions as well, but we are hoping this audition process will give some musicians who may not be able to afford submission fees, a chance to be heard. Please visit the website for more details.
MORE ABOUT WINTERFOLK
Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario, Canada. www.abetterworld.ca
The festival also works within the community with various music organizations to offer them stages at the festival to increase their public visibility and membership, offer exposure for their events, and in general assist them to meet the goals of their mission statement.
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