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American Dreams

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2000 7:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Tuesday, June 6, 2000 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Details: Tuesday, Jul 4, 2000 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
IOTA Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
IOTA Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
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About This Event


Unfortunately we have had to cancel the American Dreams showcase. Go watch the fireworks! 




American Dreams

Celebrate the 4th of July by performing the songs that symbolize what the American Dream means. We're opening up the theme for you to perform classics that embody the 4th of July tradition, from the patriotic gems of Americana, to the songs that describe what a better, stronger USA means for you. We're looking for a diverse, eclectic showcase here, so be as forward thinking and creative as you'd like. Let's embrace the true American Spirit here in the nation's capital in all its facets, and make music to commemorate the times.

Musician Signup

Musicians from all backgrounds and styles are welcome to sign up, although they should feel confident in their ability to perform a fifteen minute set on stage after just a few practices with their band. Interested in performing? Musician signup is open until the meet-and-greet jam date of Saturday June 6th, 2015. Read about how the Flashband showcases works.

Registration fee covers:

  • Use of space and equipment at the studio at the jam session
  • Organization and logistics by Flashband staff
  • Professional photos of the show (see past photos here)

Backstage members get free show participation and other perks - find out more.

Meet-and-greet jam

All participating musicians must attend the meet-and-greet jam, where musicians cycle through 3-4 concurrent jam sessions and then begin forming their bands. Read about how the meet-and-greet jam works.

7DrumLessons Studios

2008 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Saturday, June 6th, 4pm-7pm


4:00-4:10: Musicians arrive

4:10-4:20: Introduction

4:20-5:00: Jam 1

5:00-5:40: Jam 2

5:40-6:30: Jam 3

6:30-7:00: Closing Remarks and socializing


The Show

All bands will do one fifteen minute set, with at least one new original song and at least one song fitting the showcase theme.

IOTA Club and Cafe

2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Saturday, July 4, 2015


This show will be held at IOTA Club and Cafe, in Arlington Virginia. Come early to grab some food and get a good spot!

IOTA Club and Cafe


Flashband musicians at IOTA Club and Cafe.


Don Mclean - American Pie

Lenny Kravitz - American Woman

System of a Down - A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)

Neil Diamond - Neil Diamond - America

Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Chris Wesley
Jun 5, 2015 3:04 PM
Drummers and bassists, we need you! DC Rockers - www.meetup.com/dcrockers

Event Leader

Ariel Shelton is leading this event. Have questions?
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