FEST: Propelify Innovation Festival 2019

Posted by:  Propelify  | When:  | Where: Brooklyn, New York, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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The magic happens this year at the Propelify Innovation Festival on the Hoboken Waterfront on October 3rd. 

We're looking for 3 Sonicbids artists/musicians/bands to perform, whose music relates to innovation in technology and music. As our motto states, idle ideas don't fly.

The Opportunity

Propelify empowers the community of innovators. We launched the Propelify Innovation Festival in 2016 as a way to inspire the tech and innovation community and those who take action - who propel. We were thrilled to welcome over 8k attendees in 2016 and over 10k attendees at our 2017 Innovation Festival, making us one of the largest tech events ever, earning a headline from Forbes calling Propelify the "SXSW of the Northeast".

Past speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, Joanne Wilson, Marcus Weldon, Peter Shankman, and CEOs/founders of livestream, MakeSpace, media.net, Enigma, Gimlet Media, FullContact, Bionic, Andela, and more. Our media partners include Entrepreneur Magazine and Cheddar. Past sponsors include Bell Labs, Google, Jet, ADP, Samsung NEXT, Staples, and more. 

The Band

  • Looking for bands of all genres
  • Specifically looking for innovative bands that incorporate new and innovative software, instruments and technology into their music and push the envelope
  • Looking for acts that represent the future of music and/or have a tie into entrepreneurship
  • The performance itself could use funky creative instruments (we had someone play plants last year), or the story of the band might just be a good representation of the hustle it takes to make it, similar to that of all the startups there
  • For the closing 1 hour slot, we're looking for an act that is fun and engaging to help us close out the day

The Gig

  • While the total attendance through the day is 10k the stages are more like 200-1k+ depending on the time of day
  • We provide all A/V and have a backline
  • The "festival" part of our event is about the culture we represent. 
  • We have (4) 20-30 min music spots available during the daytime and (1) 60 min music spot before we go to our closing fireworks
  • Each band selected will be rewarded with a $250 prize, with a $500 grand prize going to the act deemed most innovative and creative by our panel of judges


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $500.00