Second Life is about to turn 13 this June, and we’re planning a few wonderful ways to help commemorate this incredible event with Residents! Please stay tuned to this blog and our social media pages for all the details as they roll out. We’re kicking off the first of these celebrations today by announcing the auditions for … (drum roll, please) … the return of Second Life Music Fest, sponsored by Linden Lab!
Last year’s auditions turned out to be an incredible showcase of some of the diverse musical talent in Second Life. It was its own mini-musical-fest - with nearly 50 musicians pulling out all the stops in front of the Second Life music community. This bite-sized showcase led to the final lineup for Music Fest. It’s definitely worth reading this audition day wrap up from musician and Second Life Resident Zak Claxton on his blog from May of last year.
This year, once again we’re hoping to draw out all you guitarists, bassists, drummers, singers, tambourine shakers and other music makers to come audition for the festival. All genres are welcome! From bands to solo acts, opera to rock and roll - we encourage anyone to sign up for consideration. The Second Life Music Fest is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life, and it’s a paid gig!
To sign up for an audition, please complete and submit the submission form no later than May 26, 2016. While we encourage everyone to sign up, it is not a commitment on your part and does not guarantee a spot at the auditions. We will review all submissions and extend audition invitations via email to the designated contact. Each invited act will have a short audition time (5 minutes max) to play and leave an impression on a panel of judges made up of Lindens and Residents. This panel will select acts to be invited to perform at the Second Life Music Fest. Upon completion of a half hour slot at the festival, the designated contact for each act will be eligible for payment (subject to Linden’s terms and conditions).
All Residents are welcome to participate in the auditions as audience members. Again, I can’t stress enough what a great time it is to see so many musicians perform and support one another! For those who are interested, the auditions location will be shared in a future blog post. Showcase dates and times are as follows:
Friday, June 3, 2016 12 PM - 2 PM (SLT)
Saturday. June 4, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM (SLT)
Auditions are at the following destination.
This should make a few days of great music and entertainment. Slather on that virtual sunscreen and get ready to rock out inworld!
"Coachella or Bust!" Pic by Sorcha Irelund.