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NEWS RELEASE

Date:   March 31, 2009
Contact:   Megan McVicker (317) 571-2791
Release:    Immediate

Bands Wanted for 2009 Rock the District

Carmel, IN – The Carmel Redevelopment Commission, in partnership with the Arts & Design District Business Association of Carmel (ADDBAC) and Rock the District event committee, is currently seeking local and regional bands to be part of this year’s Rock the District event.  Rock the Districtis a free community-wide music festival and shopping extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 12 (noon) p.m. – 9 p.m.  Last year’s event drew more than 12,000 people from throughout the state of Indiana to the Arts & Design District.  The highly anticipated third annual Rock the District event is expected to draw even larger crowds as the already popular venue will have an expanded festival sales footprint including additional space for food vendors and three stages of music throughout the day.

The event committee is seeking a variety of musical performers for the 2009 Rock the District lineup.  Bands from all genres of music are encouraged to participate.  Rock the District is a family-friendly event and bands and/or musical groups should have musical content appropriate for the general public.  Bands with explicit lyrics will not be accepted.  Performance times range from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. on the day of the event.  Applications to participate can be found on the Carmel Arts & Design District website at www.CarmelArtsandDesign.com/RocktheDistrict.  As the City of Carmel is a non-profit entity, only groups willing to perform gratis can be accommodated. 

Deadline for submission of application materials is Friday, May 1st.

Performers will be chosen by committee review.  Final entertainment line-up is at the discretion of the event committee.  Submitting materials does not guarantee a spot in the Rock the District line-up.

This is a great opportunity for bands to showcase their talents in front of a large audience.  Rock the District will be heavily promoted through various media and provides a fun and festive environment for fans of all ages. 

For more details about 2009 Rock the District band applications/participation and additional event information, please visit www.CarmelArtsAndDesign.com or contact Megan McVicker at 317-571-2791 or mmcvicker@carmel.in.gov.


The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s newest, premier setting for the arts and design industry. Already it has attracted well over 100 businesses, including art galleries, antique dealers, furniture and interior design showrooms, even a race track design company! There are restaurants, boutiques, creative service providers, and an eclectic variety of specialty retail stores. And the list of merchants continues to grow.

 
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