Festival of Friends Events brings exciting innovation to recreational musicianship through uniquely curated shows and events that feature a rotating cast of musicians performing a 16-song set of classic tracks from iconic bands and artists. We call it bandsharing.
The twist: No group rehearsals beforehand. It's plug-n-play live performance.
Festival of Friends events are made up of pre-organized cover song performance collectives showcasing material by iconic bands and artists. Music is performed by a rotating cast of musicians (20 to 24 depending on instrumentation) who've registered in advance for the predetermined material they want to perform on. There are no auditions and no rehearsals. You simply sign up, learn your parts, and play in the show.
Recreational Musicians. Banding Together.
Festival of Friends events are designed to connect and engage recreational musicians and local-area music fans through live, curated performance experiences minus the constraints, pressures or judgments of the professional music scene. We make it easy and convenient for the everyday musician to connect, play and perform.
So whether you're a seasoned musician who wants a reprieve from your current musical pursuits with your present-day band or your someone who has been playing alone at home for years with limited experience playing music with other musicians, Festival of Friends events offer something musical and social for everyone. The best part is, once you participate, you'll meet other musicians just like yourself. We see lots of repeat players at these events too. There's no better way to explore new styles of music and challenge yourself in all new ways than a Festival of Friends bandshare event.
Benefits of Participation:
*Simple and convenient way to meet like-minded musicians, perform live and make some new friends along the way, minus the legwork of bringing it all together.
*Low-risk and hassle-free way to tryout the "fit" (musically and personally) among potential new band mates.
*Improve your overall playing through focused, goal-oriented practice time and live performance.
*Try out new musical styles you might otherwise not have considered or had the opportunity to explore.
*Have fun performing music you love and might otherwise not have the chance to play and perform with a full live band.