TSM: Dana Marshall

If you're a part of a band or an individual musician who plays a stringed instrument, there's a play-in contest to be in the 2018 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival.

The entry deadline is December 3rd. The Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival is March 3rd next year.

Here's what you need, courtesy of the organizers:

  • Bands must submit their applications completely, including an active website link to their music, bio, and photo or demo CD. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The first round of judging is not a live event. Judging is based partly on a fully-completed application with access to an active web link to music, bio, and photo or demo CD. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The second round of judging includes the top entries chosen in the first round. These top entrants will perform live on Friday, January 5, 2018, in the Play-In Contest at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Entrants chosen for the Play-In Contest must be available from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 5.

If you're serious about entering, here's where to get all the information. And here's a link to get to the online information form.

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