International Pop Overthrow (IPO) 2013

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NOTE: There are multiples dates and locations for this event. Please submit to the location that best fits your needs.

International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival that has been held for the past thirteen years in Los Angeles, and more recently in Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Chapel Hill, Atlanta and Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)!

The first stop in 2013 will be Phoenix in March. Later in the year, shows will be held in Detroit, Nashville, Chicago, New York, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Boston and Toronto, as well as other potential locations. Each International Pop Overthrow features between 25 and 180 of the best pop bands from around the world.

The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: to give every worthy band who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves, with the hope that it gains the kind of exposure that brings it into the hearts and minds of the mainstream and, hopefully, today's radio and video markets.

Please note submission details for regional events are as follows:

Location Submission DeadlineEvent Date
Phoenix February 9 March 15 & 16
Detroit February 25 April 4-6
Nashville March 4 April 11-14
Chicago March 11 April 18-27
Liverpool April 5 May 14-21
London April 12 May 24-26
Los Angeles June 14 July 26-August 4
San FranciscoJune 28August 7-10
Portland July 5 August 14-17
Seattle July 12 August 22-24
Vancouver July 19 August 27-31
New York September 28 November 12-17
Boston October 5 November 20-23
Toronto October 12 November 27-30

Pop music, as it applies to International Pop Overthrow, is primarily guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll music that is inspired by the spirit of the music that graced the radio waves in the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern edge. If you feel that your music falls within this umbrella, IPO would love to hear it!

IPO has been held at venues like The Abbey (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), Paycheck's Lounge (Detroit), Linneman's (Milwaukee), East End (Portland), The Railway Club (Vancouver), Church (Boston), Kenny's Castaways (New York), The Rivoli (Toronto) and many, many more!

Please Note: Festival dates and number of performance slots are approximate and subject to change.