LGBT Music Fest / Nashville

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The LGBT Music Fest is a wonderful networking mixer and career-building opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender artists and songwriters from all levels of the music industry. LGBT artists, music creators and industry representing all genres of music and will visit Nashville's Music Row from Feb. 1-3, 2013 for the LGBT Music Festival. Performers and songwriters will take the stage from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at entertainment venues such as the Music Row Best Western Lounge. There is also an education portion to the fest where you can "Ask A PRO" and two parties, the Fest Opening Mixer Party and the Valentines Carnival Saturday night.

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 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.

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

Performance Specifics:
Registrants will be scheduled to perform 3 - 6 songs each, for each day they attend the festival on a different stage. You may stand or use chairs. there are also the open mics too.

There are multiple stages. The Play Schedule will be posted online, emailed to you and press released January 15th, 2013. (Do not print out the play schedule until Thursday before the fest.) There may be subtle or last minute adjustments.

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.