REQUEST FOR BANDS: A Tribute to the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

REQUEST FOR BANDS:

The final event of the NATURAL STAGE PROJECT season will be a tribute to the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), taking place on either Sunday, November 6th or 13th in a location (within an hour drive of LA) to be announced on October 31st.  If you are interested in performing, please email hikeswithoutmics@gmail.com by September 20th, with the following information:

1.) Band Name
2.) Song Requests (top 3 or so).  Each band will perform only 1 song.  Pet Sounds will be performed in album order.  Songs off of other albums (including Brian Wilson albums) may be accepted for the opening hour.
3.) A description of your act – and how you intend to approach the song. (ie.  What are going to do to make the song yours?  What instruments will you use (if any)?  Are you going to dress up or use any props (not mandatory by any means, just fun!)? etc.)
4.) If you’ve been to a NSP event before, and if so, which one.  (Priority is generally given to people who have attended past events, as audience or performers).
5.) Date Availability:  November 6th and/or November 13th.
6.) A link to your website or facebook or whatever page you think best represents your band.
7.) Please let us know that you are OK with the rest of this info:

– NSP is just for FUN.  No $$$ is exchanged.  It’s free to the public, and all bands are offering to play for free.  Although the event itself is free, there is a $5 parking fee at the trailhead (incentive to carpool!).  Passes can be purchased at the trailhead store before 4pm the day of the show.
– NSP is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event.  We try our hardest to follow all of the rules of the parks.
– NSP is ALL acoustic.  Please do not bring amps – you will be sorry.
– The hike for this event is less than a mile in each direction.  It’s a really easy, and pretty shady hike, with really really spectacular views at the end.  You’ll like it!   But I wouldn’t want to be the guy with the upright bass hiking all the way in.
– We can’t control nature.  It may rain that day, or a fire may sweep through the area the week before, or a tree may fall blocking the access road.  For whatever reason, they event may have to be postponed.  If that happens, we’ll do our best to notify everyone and post signs, but please be understanding.
– We may not be able to accommodate everyone, but we certainly will try.  We will let you know by September 30th if you are selected, and for which song.
– The event starts at 3pm on the day of the show.  Bands should arrive PRIOR to 3pm or they may forfeit their spot.  The event will be about 50 minutes from Echo Park area (up the 2 freeway), and the hike will take up to 30 minutes, so for example, if you live in Echo Park, you would need to leave home no later than 1:30pm to arrive on time.  The show will end around 5 or 5:30pm.

Thanks!  We look forward to hearing from you – and hearing you.
xo,

Jon & Sara
http://www.thenaturalstageproject.com

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