International Pop Overthrow (IPO) 2011

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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to International Pop Overthrow's Denver event this December, their final date in 2011. IPO began thirteen years ago in Los Angeles and has expanded to 12 other cities in the US, UK, and Canada including San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit and Chicago.

Each IPO features between 25 and 180 of the best pop bands from around the world. Playing IPO means playing in some of the most famous venues in the world./n/nInternational 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)! 2010 was the most successful year yet, and 2011 should be even better.

The first stop in 2011 will be San Diego in February. Later in the year, shows will be held in Phoenix, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Toronto, Denver, 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
San Diego Deadline Passed February 18-20, 2011
Phoenix Deadline Passed March 4-5, 2011
Chicago Deadline Passed April 14 - 23, 2011
Detroit Deadline Passed April 28-30, 2011
Milwaukee Deadline Passed May 5-8, 2011
Liverpool Deadline Passed May 2011
London Deadline Passed May 27-30, 2011
Los Angeles Deadline Passed July 29 - August 13, 2011
San FranciscoDeadline PassedAugust 17-20, 2011
Seattle Deadline Passed August 24 -27, 2011
Vancouver Deadline Passed August 30 - September 3, 2011
AustinDeadline PassedSeptember 5 - October 2, 2011
Dallas Deadline Passed October 6-9, 2011
Boston Deadline Passed November 16-19, 2011
New York September 7 November 1-6, 2011
Toronto September 7 November 9-12, 2011
Denver September 16 December 2011 TBA

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.