----------------UPDATE: This event has been moved to January, 2016------------------
For one night, eight one-month bands will take over Ikaros in Baltimore for an epic live-band dance party to be remembered. After being introduced through a meet-and-greet jam session, a group of forty musicians will have one month to form and practice as one-time bands.
As with past Flashband events, each band will be given one fifteen minute set and must play at least one original song; this time, all the bands are asked to play all dance music, in any form they want to interpret it. From hip-hop and pop to soul, reggae, jazz, or zydeco, we'll have it all - with a new band every fifteen minutes.
The event will begin with a musician meet-and-greet on Sunday, October 25 at 4pm, at Songbuilder Studios in Catonsville. Musicians will self-form into temporary bands, and will have four weeks to rehearse for their fifteen-minute set. See photos of past events. Read more about how the Flashband Showcases work.
Signing up is the first step. Check the right column and secure your place in the showcase. There are 40 guaranteed spots, and a waitlist for those that miss out. All musicians and instruments are welcome. Signup will remain open until the day of the Meet & Greet Jam.
Sunday, October 25, 4pm-7pm
4:00-4:10: Musicians arrive
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
Everything starts with our Meet & Greet Jam on October 25. We'll meet up, get to know each other, and play some music! This is where you will meet your bandmates for the first time. Read more about how the Meet & Greet Jam works.
In the weeks after the meet & greet, you'll practice with your Flashband and get prepared for the show! This Showcase will be held at Ikaros in Greektown.
4901 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD
November 19, 2015
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