Artscape 2009

Posted by:  Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts  | 

  Booking 5 Sonicbids bands

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Artscape is the largest free public arts festival in America. The festival features over 150 artists, craftspeople and fashion designers, as well as visual art exhibits both on and off site. The event hosts incredible live concerts and a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film and classical music. They even have demonstrations, workshops, and an entire park dedicated to children with entertainment, hands-on projects, interactive learning experiences, take-away crafts, street theater and family fun - not to mention delicious international food and beverages. Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.

The 28th annual Artscape festival will be July 17 - 19, 2009. Artscape is now accepting submissions from Sonicbids artists for General Performance consideration as well as Sound Off!, local/unsigned bands contest. Compensation is offered, but details are negotiated at the time of booking.

The Sound Off! contest is open to unsigned artists from Maryland, Washington DC, and Delaware as well as select cities in Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the city of Alexandria) and Pennsylvania (Adams, Chester, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties in Pennsylvania). Five Sonicbids artists will be selected to have their music posted on an online voting platform where Artscape music lovers and fans will be able to vote for their favorite. Voting will run from May 1 to May 31, 2009. The band that receives the most votes will perform at Artscape 2009. The contest winner will receive compensation and a backstage party.