Thursday, March 26, 2009

Callling All Bands: Rock N Roll Marathon & North Park Music Thing

Along with the San Diego County Fair's "Musicapalooza" call to bands, there are other opportunities for local bands to play in front of a wider and more diverse audience. San Diego is once again host to the Rock n Roll Marathon and organizers have put out the call for band submissions. Additionally, last year's "North By North Park" is now being called "North Park Music Thing- San Diego Music Conference and Festival" and whie not exactly the catchiest name ever, the conference was great last year and will be even bigger and better this year and all bands of all styles and genres should submit their music for consideration in the festival.
For the press releases for both Rock n Roll Marathon and NPMT, click 'keep on reading'.

Rock N Roll Marathon:

Bands encouraged to sign up before March 31st deadline to perform along marathon course

San Diego, Calif. (March 24, 2009) – As the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon approaches, event organizers are placing a public call for local bands to perform at the 12th annual event on May 31, 2009.

Bands selected will play live to an audience of more than 20,000 runners and walkers on entertainment stages positioned along each mile of the 26.2 -mile course. Musicians exhibiting outstanding showmanship will have an opportunity to be featured on local and national television.

“We’re looking for bands that can provide energy to our runners, and love to see musicians from a variety of genres,” said Kari Logan, Event Manager. “With a fantastic course, ideal weather and enthusiastic spectators, the San Diego race is as much of a block party as it is a road race.”

Bands interested in playing along the course are encouraged to apply now. All submissions must be received by March 31, 2009. Sound, stage and promotion will be provided. Promotional packages will not be accepted electronically. Please send a CD, bio information and a photo to:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Attn: Entertainment Team
9401 Waples Street, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92121

Over 45 bands will be selected to perform and all types of musicians are encouraged to apply. Event organizers are looking for invigorating, high-energy music to entertain and encourage race participants. Everything from salsa to reggae, R&B to alternative, classic rock to country is welcome. For race information or to download a course band application, visit
North Park Music Thing:

As you may have heard by now, our San Diego Music Conference - North by North Park has a new name: NXNP is now known as North Park Music Thing - San Diego Music Conference & Festival. And this year, we have expanded the event to cover 3 days, from Friday, August 7 thru Sunday, August 9, 2009. Please take a look at the new and improved website - go to for more info.

Artists that are interested in showcasing at NPMT need to submit music to the conference via our special submission page at http:/ The deadline for submissions is on June 15, so if you are interested in a performance slot, please submit your your band as soon as possible, so our staff has the chance to review your music.

If you did not attend in 2008, this event is similar to what is done annually in Austin at South by Southwest. There are musicians workshops, demo reviews and this year, there will be 20+ stages with over 150 artists showcasing their music. We expect even more of the music industry to attend this year, so plan to join us! We've once again set this event up so it's a very, very, very, VERY affordable event for everyone to attend. This year in Austin, the rate to attend was $699 per person. BUT, the early bird NPMT registration rate will be only $25, and that's for two days of music and workshops. For those that wish to attend, tadvance registration to attend will begin next week, on Wednesday, April 1, online only, via the event website at:

The 2008 event was more successful that we had ever hoped that it would be, and as we prepare for 2009, we are open to all suggestions, criticism and comments. If you have any ideas - good or bad -- that might help make NPMT an even better experience for is the time to speak up!

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