CIMMfest 2016

Posted by:  Chicago International Movie and Music Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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CIMMfest has a minimum of 3 slots open for bands to play at venues throughout Chicago during our 8th annual music and film festival April 14-17, 2016. 

The Opportunity

CIMMfest is Chicago's only film and music festival, featuring music oriented films with music from around the world. CIMMfest will book 150+ bands over 4 days in venues from 100- 800+.

We showcase bands of all genres; from blues to classical - hip hop to funk. We want to book great bands, singer song writers and performers who live for music and take their art and business seriously.

Past Performers Include:
Yo La Tengo, Booker T,  EMA, Chance the Rapper, Trust, Escort, Funky Meters, Sugarhill Gang, Lydia Loveless, The Hood Internet, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars

Previous Sponsors Include:
Lagunitas, Jameson, Red Bull, WXRT, Red Eye, Acme Hotel, Columbia College

The Band

  • All genres accepted
  • Artists who do live scoring to films/visuals are encouraged to submit
  • Chicago artists or touring bands already coming through the region

The Gig


  • 30-90 minute set length
  • Indoor shows
  • No backline provided
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Selected artists can choose between festival passes OR compensation
  • Compensation is either a flat rate of minimum $100-$250 or a door split (split determined by venue, higher rate negotiable on signing dependent on significant draw)
  • Drinks provided


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $200.00