2017 Block Island Music Festival

Posted by:  On-Island Entertainment and Media  | When:  –  | Where: Block Island, Rhode Island, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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On-Island Entertainment is booking up to 10 Sonicbids artists for the 2017 Block Island Music Festival. Selected acts receive $50-$100 festival credit that can be used for food/drink with all festival partners.

The Opportunity

The Block Island Music Festival (BIMF) takes place the second week of June each summer at Captain Nick's Rock n Roll Bar, Block Island's premiere nightclub and live music venue. Each year, the BIMF strives to push the envelope by erasing style barriers in order to create a truly unique and exciting musical atmosphere. The result of the BIMF selection committee's efforts is a six-day long musical gumbo where festival goers sample music performed by the Northeast's best emerging artists. 48 acts play over the 6 days to 2000 attendees. Since 2008, they have selected over 80 artists from Sonicbids.

Past Performers Include:
Bron Don, Paraya, The Hoolios, The Maclean Sisters, Flowers & Kain

The Band

  • 21+ (all band members)
  • Sunshine Stage ideally for solo/acoustic acts

The Gig


  • 45 minute sets
  • 4 acts play Sunshine Stage outdoors 5PM - 9 PM
  • 4 acts play Main Stage indoors from 9PM - 1 AM
  • Backline includes drum kit, bass amp and speaker
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer on hand
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Ferry tickets from Point Judith, RI to Block Island for band members
  • $50-$100 festival credit per band (accepted by all festival partners)
  • Artists retain 100% of merchandise sales


  • Compensation Amount: $50.00 - $100.00