Play Michigan's Historic Theaters, Meet Michigan's Movie Industry


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Before the 1930s and the advent of what has come to be called the “talkies," opulently decorated vaudeville and movie theaters were built. Predating the earliest sound systems they were created to be acoustically perfect. Every small town had one. Michigan at one time had many from its south western most border to Detroit and points north. Today many of these theaters still stand, painstakingly restored and faithfully tended. Now as a musician you can play many of these theaters and stand where the earliest stars of stage and screen stood.

The promoters of south central Michigan's newest film and music festival are looking for select bands and spoken word performers to play these venues. Those chosen will be given an opportunity to play at the first annual Jaxon Film and Music Fest.

They are looking for as many Michigan musicians as might be interested in such an opportunity. They will draw these musicians from a fifty mile radius of each of these theaters. They will be inviting people both students or professionals from the film industry to these events to introduce them to Michigan musicians at meet and greets which will follow each evening's performance . These events will also, of course, be open to the general public.

What genres are being accepted? The Jaxon Film Festival's promoters are looking for Michigan performers in these various genres: A Capella, Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Comedy, Country, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jam Band, Jazz, Non Music Performer, Reggae, Rock, Soul and World musics and Spoken Word performers.

As Michigan has a wealth of faithfully restored theaters from across the state, they will be staging these events at many of them and depending upon the draw of each, may hold these events at each more than once. This means increased opportunity for selected musicians.

As the season concludes, this series will culminate with the Jaxon Film Fest, south-central Michgan's film and music festival. It will be billed as “a Celebration of Michigan's Film and Michigan's Music Industry."

About Sonicbids

In business since 2000, Sonicbids has become the standard way for people in the music business to send and receive press kits online. The company's main product is the Sonicbids EPK (Electronic Press Kit), an easy-to-use, web-based graphic interface that contains all the basic information of a musical act such as music, photos, date calendar and riders. The EPK can either be emailed to anyone with a click of the mouse or submitted in online promoter accounts through a virtual “Drop Box."The rapidly growing size of Sonicbids' network and widening acceptance of its product have helped it quickly become the leading online submission platform for some of the world's best-known music events.

About Jaxon Film Fest

Focused on both the independent and student films and the independent music industry, the Jaxon Film Fest will champion both while working to create a connecting bridge between film makers and musicians, while providing a fresh voice in both.

The Jaxon Film Fest is south-central Michigan's newest independent film and music fest. Located in Jackson, Michigan, west of Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan (Detroit is home of Wayne State Univeristy/Ann Arbor home of the University of Michgan): south of Lansing, MI (state capital and home of Michigan State Univeristy); east of Battle Creek/Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo is home of Western Michigan University); and just minutes north of both the Indiana and Ohio state lines, Jackson is an ideal location to become a hub for both the independent film and music industries.

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