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Jonesing for Jonestown 

Get your submissions in now or forever hold your peace

Some sweet art from Jones
  • Some sweet art from Jones

In ambitious people news, Halloway "Hind Legs" Jones is looking for intrepid volunteers and interesting bands for the mini-festival/art show by the name of Jonestown.

Happening on August 18, the festival sounds like a doozy. "I'm lining the Bus Stop Theatre (academy style) with paintings and multimedia works I've made in my four years of living here, plus collaborations with lots of amazing local artists," says Jones. "There's some performance work, sculpture and projections in the works as well. Eight bands and four DJs will be scheduled to entertain from 2pm to 2am and there's going to be a free (with $5 cover) backyard Bus Stop barbecue lunch and dinner."

Submissions end June 30, Official lineup announced July 7, so watch this space or

The submission guidelines are as follows:
"What judges are looking for: No acoustic acts; no cover bands; good looks; charm.

How to apply: Send an e-mail to (subject: BAND SUBMISSION) that includes a link to a video of your band and less than 30 words (short & sweet, please) about where you’re from and what you’re up to. No attachments, please.

The decision process: Seven judges will watch every video submission; at the end of each video the judges will grade the band’s performance between 1-10. After the votes are tallied, the bands scoring an average of 6 and higher are pushed into the second round. In the second round, judges pick their top 10 bands from the remaining acts. The bands that appear most frequently on lists are pushed into the third and final round, in which each judge defends their choices. Healthy debate ensues. The chosen bands will be notified before July 7th.

For a performance, each selected band is guaranteed $100, one small piece of art, free entry (lunch and dinner included) & drink tickets. Each band is welcome to a three-person guest list. Also: our eternal gratitude."

Sounds good to me.

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