The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts seeks up-and-coming musicians and bands to participate in Sound Off Live!, a live audition for a performance slot at Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival.

New this year, Sound Off Live! for festivals in 2017 will take place two evenings during Free Fall Baltimore in October 2016 (specific dates and location TBD.)

To apply, bands must submit the application complete with music samples and the application fee no later than Monday, August 1, 2016. The application is available at this link  or on the Light CityArtscape and Baltimore Book Festival websites.  Bands are selected to perform live in front of an audience and a panel of judges and have fifteen minutes to perform three songs.

Eligability:  Only bands that have never been booked for Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival will be considered for Sound Off Live! Sixty percent of the bands members must reside in Maryland, the Delmarva Region or Washington D.C.

Exhibition Dates: March 31-April 3, 2017 (Light City); July 21-23, 2017 (Artscape) and September 22-24, 2017 (Baltimore Book Festival).

Bands will be notified of acceptance into Sound Off Live! by Friday, September 2, 2016 via email.

For more information on Sound Off Live, visit their website or call 410-752-8632.