The time for schmoozing your group’s way onto a Capitol Hill Block Party stage this July has passed. The global marketing muscle, hustle and charm these 2013 CHBP musicians put to work to be part of the big Pike/Pine show won’t get you anywhere.
But you can buy your way in. Sort of. Neumos booker Eli Anderson says that the promotion with Sonicbids for two bands to join the 2013 Capitol Hill Block Party lineup is the final open path to being part of the annual festival that draws more than 30,000 music fans every July.
The pay service designed to facilitate the connection between bands and music venues and festivals is advertising two slots for the 2013 Block Party:
The Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) is a unique festival experience, taking place in the most vibrant nightlife neighborhood in Seattle, Capitol Hill. The Block Party map spans six city blocks, and brings 30,000 people through the neighborhood annually, over the 3-day period..
Taking place July 26 – 28, 2013, CHBP hosts six stages, showcasing over 120 artists. Two slots are reserved for Sonicbids artists. Selected artists will receive $200 – $1,000 each.
You’ll need to join the site and it will cost you $10 to submit your application. In 2012, Nightmare Fortress and Eighteen Individual Eyes were selected in the same fashion. You might want to ask them for advice. Your deadline is June 15th.