Call for Submissions: Open Mic Night Hosts | Deadline: Dec 10

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Sophie Stevens hosting Open Mic Night, September 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Tuesday December 10, 2019

Manitoba Music is presenting another season of Open Mic Nights with the Winnipeg Folk Festival at The Handsome Daughter. Each event is hosted by a different artist, and hosts will be offered an honorarium. Submissions are now open for artists who are interested in hosting. Please fill out the form below.

To be considered as a host, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (indicate all availabilities in your submission):
    • January 21, 2020
    • February 18, 2020
    • March 17, 2020
    • April 21, 2020
    • May 19, 2020
  • Be able to perform up to 10 songs of original music
  • Be a Manitoba Music member and current resident of Manitoba
  • Be 18 years of age or older, or have accompaniment of legal guardian

Preference will be given to artists who:

  • Are solo performers
  • Have cultivated a local audience and local media coverage
  • Have a track record of strong live performances
  • Have a strong social media presence
  • Have not previously hosted our Open Mic Nights
  • Have participated in the Stingray Young Performers Program
  • Perform in a genre suitable to primarily acoustic open mics
  • Have an updated Manitoba Music profile (with music, artist bio, high res image, links to social media)

To Submit:

Fill out the submission form here:

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Music
  • Quality of promotional materials
  • Social media presence
  • ​Momentum, demonstrated in your bio and recent accomplishments in existing or other projects

For more info, please contact:

Ashley Bieniarz, Administrative Assistant
Manitoba Music
Treaty One Territory

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