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Mango Bistro

phone:941-681-3500
venue:mangobistro.com
event:facebook.com/events/438254210229812
host:liferealized.org

THE PITCH:

• Musicians of any ability level, experience, and genre are welcome

• Non-judgmental, supportive environment

• Come for the music; support our community musicians

• Everyone welcome

• If music makes you hungry, small plates, organic

smoothies, full coffee bar, wine, microbrew beers, and

cocktails will be available

Musicians: Please contact Bill Lundgren, at

941-500-3443 for more info and sign up.

First-come-first play.

Support local talent.

A Co-Sponsored Event by Life Realized and Mango Bistro

THE DEAL:

Sign ups are at 5:30pm.

Have four songs prepped.

The number of players determines the number of songs or time allotted.

There is NO backup band. You get up and sing/play, then the next on the roster does the same, 'til we run out of players or time. If you are a solo player or vocalist and need backup, make arrangements for accompaniment - bring your own or contact Bill Lundgren (941-500-3443) to arrange for piano or guitar backup (which may mean you have to wait a week to get on the roster- my musical resources and I only have so much time to learn your music.)

This is NOT karaoke, and backing tracks are discouraged.

While we encourage all genres of music, most of the players and audience are into pop and classic rock styles. We welcome acoustic, acoustic-electric, and electric. Stomp boxes are welcome if you have/need one; please, DO NOT bring an amp. You will be patched directly into the PA system. We don't have the space for amps on the "stage" area nor the distance to the audience.

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