Independent Music Fest Nashville 2012

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Indie Music people from all points North, South, East and West will converge in Nashville, Tennessee, October 4-7, 2012 for the Independent Music Fest Nashville. Three days of music experiences where memories of a lifetime are created over a weekend on Music Row.

Choose to perform as an Artist seeking new material or singer-songwriter looking for songs. Let your hair down at the Indie Music Masquerade where there will be dancing, food and fun! Or visit the Music Specialty Info Areas to define your music future.

Pitch Fest - come play or hang on multiple indoor stages as a performing artist or singer-songwriter. The goal of the event is to pair performing artists with original songwriters who have the type of material they're seeking for their act. By mixing the two together, we hope to get writers' products directly in the hands of others who are working shows. This is Music Row and Music City, USA, so don't be shy!

Independent Music Fest Nashville will host an Indie Music Masquerade Gala Saturday evening. People are encouraged to come as they "are not" and hide behind a mask. With mask donned and costumes on, let the party begin. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and prizes.

Attend the Music Specialty Info Areas and ask the questions you want, about what you want, when you want and help define your career path. Sharpen the tools you need to be a serious Indie!

All festival badge holders are automatically registered to attend and participate in all Performing or Non Performing / Industry opportunities, Specialty Needs Areas and Masquerade Gala at the Fest. Go to one or all at your own pace!

Terms And Conditions

Performing at the Fest: The Fest is open to all forms of songwriting and genres of music. Nashville has a broad based music industry that includes Rock, Contemporary Christian/Gospel, Pop and all other types of genres, not just Country.

On stage, play solo, duo or with others to get your message out.

Everybody has their own style and creative process. So you may....personally perform solo playing an instrument or.... have a friend play for you while you sing or.....have someone else perform your original song for you.... or sing it acapella or.... Pre recorded background tracks are allowed but personal playing of performance preferred. The choice is yours.

Stage Mechanics: Please check in near the sound board at the stage you are scheduled to play at 30 minutes in advance of your slot. Either the sound man or the stage manager will have the Play Schedule. Find them. If you are late for your slot a substitution may be made by the stage manager or move up to the next scheduled writer in line. Check in and hang around. Don't leave and come back. Get ready and be ready.

Their will be 3 mics and 3 plug ins. The stages are designed to plug and play. Each stage will have a sound person. To save time you may just introduce yourself and start jamming.

Performers are responsible for providing their own instruments. The Fest provides all other needs, ie cords, mics, PA, etc...

Small band units are welcome. If you must have percussion, you have only one mic. Use bongos, brushes on a suit case, single snare, etc. (get quick and creative.) No drum kits, special amps, etc. The fest is more about the song and the writer. It's Plug into the sound board via a direct box and play.

Performance Specifics: Registrants will be scheduled to perform 3 songs each, for each day they attend the festival on a different stage. You may stand or use chairs.

There are multiple stages. The Play Schedule will be posted online, emailed to you and press released September 17th, 2012. (Do not print out the play schedule until Thursday before the fest.) There may be subtle or last minute adjustments.

Writers pick up their passes when they arrive by checking in at the Fest Info Booth. The booth is located in the lounge area of the Best Western.

Come to be yourself, relax and get back to the basics. The rest will take care of itself. Most music magic happens off stage.