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Get On Up Showcase @ NextNOW Fest

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 8:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, August 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, UMD
Intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193/University Boulevard)
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Event Details: Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, UMD
Intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193/University Boulevard)
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About This Event


Some songs are just infectious. They catch you off guard, get into your body, and all you can do is just get up and dance. In conjunction with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, we’re bringing a completely free showcase to the NextNOW Fest at The University Of Maryland this September. All we need is you, the audience!


This showcase tests the skills of 30 musicians as they come together, form bands, and prepare a set based on music that makes you groove. Style and genre are up to them.


Bands are putting together a ~4 song / 20 minute set of material, including covers and originals. In the usual Flashband fashion, each band is expected to write and perform at least one original song on the show day. Read more about how the Flashband Showcases work.


The Showcase

Thursday September 10, 8pm

NextNOW Fest

Kogod Theater, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University of Marlyand, College Park MD


The Kogod Theater, where the showcase will be held (decked out for a play, in this case)








 What makes you get up and move?  Here are some songs to help start your creativity.


James Brown - Sexmachine

Ludacris Featuring Shawna - Stand Up

Aventura - Obsesion

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Lady Gaga - Bloody Mary

Korn & Skrillex - Get Up!


Registered Bands (6)

* indicates band leader


What do you need to know? ALMA means SOUL! ** ** Adva - Tenor Sax + Ashlee - Percussion + Janani - Vocal + Justin - Trombone + Kevin K.- Keys + Dale - Rhythm and Lead Guitar + Nelson - Alto Sax + kevin B. - Bass

C.P. Dance Machine

Shut Up and Dance, and other funk/mo-town/rock inspired jams. Need musicians!~ - Horns

Jesse's Band

| Jesse Wu* |

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Bill's Band

Flashband Platinum Award Winners

Galaxy Stone

Djembe rhythms, harmonic melodies and dynamic spoken word punctuate a resonating performance.



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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Ben Laurenson
Aug 28, 2015 4:09 AM
I play tenor saxophone, and could good again at alto if need be. I will happily play any and every genre!

Khadijah Moon
Aug 26, 2015 7:52 PM
Looking for a guitarist or keyboard player and bass! I do vocals and djembe. Looking for folks who want to experimental soulful world music

Fahd -
Aug 8, 2015 12:07 PM
Can't make it to the meet and greet, hoping to find a group closer to DC. Up for anything fun and upbeat. Let me know if you're interested

Mike Phillips
Jul 27, 2015 5:12 PM
Would love to do some funk/gogo. Get some horns and keys involved.

Event Leader

Ariel Shelton is leading this event. Have questions?
Contact Ariel

Waitlisted Musicians

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