Play Michigan's Historic Theaters

Posted by:  Jaxon Film Fest  | 


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Before the 1930s and the advent of what has come to be called the "talkies", opulently decorated vaudeville and movie theaters were built. Predating the earliest sound systems they were created to be acoustically perfect. Every small town had one. Michigan at one time had many from its south western most border to Detroit and points north. Today many of these theaters still stand, painstakingly restored and faithfully tended. Now as a musician you can play many of these theaters and stand where the earliest stars of stage and screen stood.

The promoters of south central Michigan's newest film and music festival are looking for select bands and spoken word performers to play these venues. Those chosen will have the opportunity to play at the first ever Jaxon Film and Music Fest.

Selected artists receive:

  • A minimum $100 per three-quarter hour to hour long set.

  • A minimum of twenty tickets which the band and members can sell for $15-20 each (or give away as you will.) This would be an additional $300-400 to the band.

  • A guaranteed percentage of no less than 10% of gross ticket sales for the concert

  • Professional live sound recording of show

  • Professionally prepared video and/or photographs of band in concert

  • Retain 100% of your merchandise sales

  • Catered meet and greet will follow each concert

They are looking for possibly as many Michigan musicians as might be interested in such an opportunity. They will draw these musicians from a fifty mile radius of each of these theaters. They will be inviting people from the movie industry, whether students or professionals to these events to introduce them to Michigan musicians at meet and greets which will follow each evening's performance. These events will also, of course, be open to the general public.

As Michigan has a wealth of faithfully restored theaters from across the state, they will be staging these events at many of them and depending upon the draw of each, may hold these events at each more than once.