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Help Book PDX Pop Now! 2009

Cary Clarke Jan 06 2009 1:43A 0

The sixth annual PDX Pop Now! Festival of Portland Music is slated to
take place in the summer of 2009. As always, the festival will be a
free, all-ages, multi-day, non-profit celebration featuring nearly 50
local bands, emcees, laptop wizards, singer-songwriters, noise-
mongers, chamber ensembles, crews, audio experimentalists and as-yet-
unnamed varieties of musician.

The line-up will be determined by a dedicated committee of music
lovers willing to lend their time, energy, thought and enthusiasm to
putting together the most mind-bogglingly exciting and stylistically
diverse bill of Portland music the world has yet seen. Interested in
being one of them?

No prior experience in booking or event production is required to be
a PPN! booking committee volunteer. Responsibility, ability to work
well with a group, passion for music, and a belief in the value of
local culture and community, on the other hand, are at a premium.

The booking committee will meet approximately once every other week
for two hours at a time, beginning in early 2009. Members should
expect to spend one to two hours of additional time each week on
their own attending to booking committee affairs.

If you are interested in being part of the PDX Pop Now! 2009 booking
team, please send an email to booking (at) pdxpopnow (dot) com before
January 12, 2009 with your name, contact information and brief
answers to the following questions:

How many shows do you see in an average month? How many of those
feature primarily local bands?

What was the best performance by a Portland musician or musical group
you saw in the past 3 months? What made it stand out?

If you were putting together a show featuring five local bands, what
would your ideal bill be? Why?

What values do you think the PPN! Booking committee should observe in
curating the line-up of the 2009 festival?

Have you volunteered with PDX Pop Now! before? If so, when and in
what capacity?

Reply to: booking (at) pdxpopnow (dot) com

Best,

Cary Clarke
PDX Pop Now!
Booking Director
www.pdxpopnow.com

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