Tom Tom Founders Fest Accepting Applications for Bands
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Tom Tom Founders Festival Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (December 11, 2013): The third-annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is seeking bands and musicians for four days of music, art, and innovation in Charlottesville, VA, April 10th through 13th.
Tom Tom is a venue-based festival that transforms Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall through mostly free events open to the public. In 2013, it brought 390 musicians and 72 performances of all genres to over 30 bars, galleries, block parties, restaurants, and public spaces.
Applications are online at www.tomtomfest.com/playTTFF, and solicit information such as bands' best singles, videos, and media clips to be reviewed by Tom Tom's music committee. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014.
Some of the highlights of Tom Tom's free concerts include the McGuffey Block Party, held on the steps of a historic schoolhouse-turned-gallery, Fellini #9's JazzFest which shuts down part of 2nd Street for a multi-genre street party, the Opening Gala in the Haven Sanctuary, and Picnic Day in Lee Park.
Tom Tom's previous performers have included The Walkmen, Josh Ritter, MiMosa, and The David Wax Museum, but the backbone of each festival are the diverse, up-and-coming artists nominated by Tom Tom's community of Virginians.
Music is only one part of Tom Tom's "innovation" programming. In addition to concerts, the Festival features talks, workshops, competitions, installations, and mixers on themes of entrepreneurship, technology, creativity, and community. Like Tom Tom's musical performers, the Festival draws as much of this programming as possible from the community. Beyer calls it "crowd-sourcing."
About Tom Tom Founders Festival
Tom Tom Founders Festival is an annual festival held in and around Charlottesville, Virginia's historic Downtown Mall . A not-for-profit organization, Tom Tom's mission is to catalyze innovation. It connects people and ideas by uniting music, art, and entrepreneurship in inclusive, fun events. www.tomtomfest.com
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