Make Music Denver 2013 – All Terms Conditions
Q: How much does Make Music Denver cost?
A: This event is completely FREE!
Q: What if it rains?
A: This event is rain or shine.
Q: Where are the performances located?
A: The 16th Street mall in Downtown Denver is the centerpiece for this event. Performances will be along the mall on patios, plazas, sidewalks and parks, including Skyline Park and Civic Center Park.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?
A: Send an email to MakeMusicDenver@downtowndenver.com and we can assist you.
Q: What if I want to see a specific band, how will I know where they are located?
A: We will post a schedule with all the times and locations for the registered bands so that spectators are able to see them.
Q: How can I participate before Make Music Denver?
A: Spread the word! Tap into your social network contacts, talk to friends, tell your musically talented buddies to register, organize a group to come down and dance on June 21!
Q: How can I volunteer the day of Make Music Denver?
A: Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you as the event gets closer.
Q: Are performers compensated for their performance?
A: No, this is strictly a free event. No busking is allowed. Performers can sell their promotional items according to state law only while they perform.
Q: I registered as a performer and requested a specific location/time, am I guaranteed that space?
A: We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible.
Q: Can I register as multiple musicians?
A: Yes. Once you create your Matchmaking account, you have the option to create one or several musicians under the ‘My Artists’ tab.
Q: Can our band be amplified?
A: Acoustic performances are encouraged to add to the spontaneity of the event. We will try to accommodate special amp requests.
Q: What are the Mass Instrument Gatherings?
A: We are putting together a schedule of times for mass instrument gatherings. Musicians will gather in pre-determined areas to make music en masse according to their chosen instrument, all levels are invited, encouraged to attend and play. Up with your instrument, bring any necessary stands, and we will hand out sheet music so everyone can harmonize together. Check the schedule in the upcoming weeks at www.MakeMusicDenver.com.
Q: I’m not in a band, but I want to play. Can I do that?
A: Yes, you are more than welcome to play as a solo artist or join the mass appeals.
Q: How old do you have to be to perform?
A: All ages are welcome to participate.
Q: I missed registration, can I still perform?
A: Yes! Even if you did not pre-register you are welcome to come Downtown and pick a place to play along the 16th Street Mall or join in to the Mass Instrument gatherings in Skyline Park.
Q: How long are performances?
A: Most are scheduled as one hour sets with a half hour in between.
Q: Who can be a host venue?
A: Literally any Downtown Denver business can register as a Host Venue and provide space: sidewalks, patios, inside a shop, office building, lobby, etc. Venues can request specific times for performances and genres. If you can’t host a band, register to provide electrical outlet for a band to play outside.
Q: How do I sign up to host a performance?
A: Register via our Matchmaking system to create a Venue Profile. Once registered, you can select, request and confirm artists for a performance. Businesses are welcome to browse registered artists and listen to ensure that the musician’s sound is a perfect fit. All performances must be accepted by the host venue as well as Make Music Denver in order to be confirmed. It is completely free event for everyone to enjoy: venues, musicians and attendees!
Q: How should I sign up to offer drink and food specials?
A: Businesses will get increased exposure by participating as a Watering Hole for musicians. Invite participating musicians with credentials to pop in for specials and freebies during the day. Or sign-up as a Soundbite Site to be part of the festivities by offering food and drink specials to festival-goers. Email us today at MakeMusicDenver@downtowndenver.com.
FAQ: REGISTRATION, MATCHMAKING AND INSTRUCTIONS
Q: Can you tell me about the Registration and the Matchmaking Process?
A: To register for a reserved location, click here and complete the required information. Once completed, log-in and enter your preferences to finalize registration. Matchmaking isn’t instantaneous and you will be contacted after registration closes on June 3 with all the details concerning your final slot.
Q: I’m having trouble logining in, can you tell me the process?
A: Below are step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Go back to Make Music Denver and Log In with your account information.
Step 2: To participate as a Musician, select the My Artists tab under the black bar.
(To participate as a venue, select “My Venues.”)
Step 3: Click on the Create an Artist button, located on the right sidebar. (Venues: click “Create a Venue.”)
Step 4: Fill in your details and availability desired links. Click Create Artist to save the Artist profile. (Click “Create a Venue” to save Venue Profile.)
Step 5: Optional: Artists may upload an image.
Step 6: At this point, you have added your artist or venue. Next it’s time to match with a venue/artist to book a performance slot.
Step 7: Click Find/Add Performance Venue on your newly formed artist under the My Artist tab.
Step 8: Browse through venues (and use the filters to help). When you find where you’d like to perform, hit the Request a Performance button on that venue. Venues will be updated regularly, so check back often.
Step 9: Select the time you’d like to perform.
Step 10: Your performance location will be confirmed after registration closes on June 3. You will be contacted via email or phone.
For any additional questions, email us at MakeMusicDenver@downtowndenver.com.
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