Call for Submissions: Open Mic Night Hosts | Deadline: Feb 1

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  2PM, Friday, February 1, 2019

Manitoba Music is presenting another season of Open Mic Nights with the Winnipeg Folk Festival at The Handsome Daughter. Manitoba Music is continuing 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. We are now taking submissions for artists interested in hosting a night. 

To be considered for a performance, you must:

  • Be available from 6-10PM on at least one of the following (indicate all availabilities in your submission):
    • February 19, 2019
    • March 19, 2019
    • April 16, 2019
  • Be able to perform up to 10 songs of original music
  • Be a Manitoba Music member
  • 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
  • Perform in a genre suitable to primarily acoustic open mics

To submit, email with "Open Mic Night" in the subject. Include the following:

  • Link to your profile on updated with:
    • Current music (a minimum of three full original songs – may be used in Manitoba Music’s streaming playlists and event promotion)
    • Current artist bio
    • Current high resolution image (300 dpi) uploaded to “Files” section
    • Links to social media

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:

Andrea Davis, Membership & Administrative Coordinator
Manitoba Music

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