If you are a music artist and wish to be considered to play the Project Backstage 2015 Midwest Music Awards, your chance will open on June 16th.
Submissions can be made via email to the selection panel starting on Monday and continuing until the selections are complete. The panel will meet the first week in August and continue to meet weekly until all spots have been filled. Submitting is not a guarantee of any sorts that anyone will gain an invite to perform at the show.
The 3 shows that will be filled will be the annual Ballot Release Party (date/venue TBA), the Industry Night Awards Presentations (Main Show – Voodoo Lounge, April 10th), and the Musicians Awards Presentations (Main Show – Voodoo Lounge, April 11th).
To submit your music you must submit at least one audio file, along with a full description of your band to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any submissions lacking either one of the requirements will not be accepted and forwarded to the panel. The selection panel in 2015 will be composed 100% of staff of Project Backstage, and before an invite can be extended to any artist, the panel must be unanimous on inviting the selected artist to the event.
All genres of music will be considered in 2015. The goal for all awards events in 2015 will be a diverse mix of various genres with the best available artists selected to represent their respective genre at the events. In the past the show has been heavy rock centered, and while we are not leaving the rock genre by any means, the show has evolved to represent more than just rock and we would like to see that also presented on the stage in the next year.
We look forward to another amazing year of this awards presentation, and to the fans of this event and the artists that support it every year, we can not thank you enough. This will be the 5th annual show and our goal is to see it be one of the best yet.