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What is Flashband?
Flashband is based on the premise that music is made when musicians connect, and the best way for them to connect is to do stuff together. We organize different types of events, but they’re all centered around a single premise: bringing musicians together. These events fall into three main categories:
Flashband: Play events have the primary focus of getting musicians together to play music. Whether it’s a jam session, open mic, or full-on showcase event the driver here is people with their instruments.
Flashband: Social is just about meeting musicians. These can be networking happy hours, speed-dating for musicians, music discussion parties and more. Expect a fun event where almost everyone you meet is a fellow musician.
Flashband: Learn fills in the gaps of all the things you wish there were classes for but can’t find. Learn how to set up a tour with your band, trade best practices with other musicians trying to reach new audiences, or learn from the experts on the ins and outs of your gear and instrument.
One of the main types of Flashband events is the Flashband Showcase. For these events, we bring together a group of 40 musicians who form temporary, one-time bands. After a month of practice and songwriting, we put them on stage for a one-night only show.
Here’s what people have to say about their experience doing a Showcase:
"...this has been one of the most rewarding musical projects I have ever been in."
"To see 40 musicians, that half or more of which had never met each other, created something from nothing and then put the fruits of their labor up on stage for all to see was just amazing."
"What a fun opportunity to get back on a stage and do what I love in front of my fellow musicians from all backgrounds… you far exceed your OWN expectations of how a performance will/should go!"