PLAY: 2019 International Pop Overthrow - Arlington

Posted by:  International Pop Overthrow  | When:  –  | Where: Whitlow's On Wilson, 2854 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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International Pop Overthrow is booking artists for the 2019 Arlington, VA shows, happening September 26-28. This is a great opportunity to grow your fan base in your home market.

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The Opportunity

International Pop Overthrow (IPO) is back for its 22nd year and landing in over 14 cities in the US, UK, and Canada.  IPO is a traveling pop music festival that features between 25 and 180 of the best pop bands from the local market. Shows generally host 30-200 attendees, depending on the location and night, and offer great exposure through local press at each location.  Many historic venues have played host to the event including but not limited to The Abbey (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), and Paycheck's Lounge (Detroit).

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.

Past Performers Include:
Jason Falkner, Kara's Flowers (Maroon 5), Enuff Z'nuff, The 88, Phantom Planet

The Band

  • Arlington, VA area artists preferred but acts from outside the state are welcome
  • Primarily booking guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll inspired by 60s & 70s rock
  • Powerpop, folk-rock, garage-rock, indie-rock, modern rock, psychedelic-rock, singer/songwriters

The Gig


  • 30 minute set
  • Indoors
  • Backline includes guitar amps, bass amp and drums
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artists keep 100% of their merchandise sales
  • Food/drink depends on venue
  • Selected acts are included in official IPO press
  • Selected acts received one free guest per band member

Apply by Aug 23, 2019

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This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.