The City of Albany and the Downtown BID will be holding a Blues Music Competition on Friday, May 4 from 5:00 – 9:00pm. The competition will take place in several downtown venues, and the winners will be chosen by audience members.
A panel of judges will choose contestants to perform on Friday night, and the top three performers will win the opportunity to perform at Alive at 5 Blues Night (date TBA).
You can get an applicaton here, and these must be completed and submitted by 3:00pm Friday, April 6th, along with two songs (mp3 files) and a promotional photo (jpeg format).
Applications can be emailed to
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. You can also mail or drop your application off to the BID office at 40 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207.
Bands that compete in the contest will be paid $100 for their performance, and the three winners that will perform at Live at 5 will be paid $500.
What do you think? Want a chance to play for over 5,000 people at Live at 5? Why not?