For this year's NorBay Awards held on July 13, we here at the Bohemian are renewing an exciting experiment: the 24-Hour Band Contest.
Here's how it works: You sign up for the contest. You tell us your name, the instrument (or instruments) you play, and your experience level. All ages and all experience levels are welcome.
Then, on Friday, July 12 at 6pm, we'll meet at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. We'll pick names randomly, assembling bands made up of complete strangers—a singer, a drummer, a bassist, a guitarist, a singer, a keyboard player, a horn player, an accordionist, a rapper, a kazoo player… anything goes!
The bands will then have 24 hours together to get to work in the practice space, writing two original songs and learning one cover song, and returning to perform the very next night, July 13, at the 2013 NorBays! Prizes will be awarded to the winning band.
Are you in? Of course you’re in. Sign up below! Signups are live until Friday, July 5, at 5pm.
You can see what last year's 24-Hour Band Contest was like by reading and watching some videos here.
Mark your calendar after signing up; you'll be committed to rock Friday night and all day Saturday.
A backline will be provided at the 24-Hour Band Contest.
This is about fun and not ego—be prepared to have a blast playing music with total strangers.
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This survey is closed. Thank you for your interest!