07/12/2010

The Vail Soul Music Fest is proud to announce the launch of the “Show Your Love” contest, which allows Vail’s best local and independent music artists the chance to win a spot in the limelight, with a stage performance during the festival. The contest officially kicked off July 1, 2010, with applications accepted though July 31, 2010. The Festival producers from Legacy Entertainment custom-designed the Show Your Love contest to allow local artists the opportunity to reach out and ask their fans to “show your love” by voting for them and ultimately granting them the performance of a lifetime on stage during the Festival.
 
Following the mission of the Vail Soul Music Festival, Show Your Love is focused on local and regional musicians who are primarily dedicated to performing music across the genres of rhythm & blues, conscious hip-hop, alternative rock, or neo soul. Debuting in Vail, August 20-22, 2010, the festival is a three-day showcase of some of the freshest up-and-coming independent soul music artists, as well as renowned, award-winning soul music headliners including three-time Grammy nominee Raphael Saadiq, Grammy nominee Chrisette Michele, songwriter, producer and musician Dwele, emerging superstar Liv Warfield, and budding local Colorado musician Jonathan B. as headliners. In addition to unforgettable music performances, the festival promises empowerment seminars, cultural activities and late evening “Soul Strolls” to restaurants and music hot spots throughout Vail.
 
 “The Show Your Love contest is our own twist on an ‘American Idol’ type of talent search. Show Your Love is Vail’s search for local indie artists who have been influenced by the classic roots of soul music, and are taking it to the next level by preserving it though today’s definition of soul music which includes diverse genres of music ranging from conscious hip hop to alternative rock to neo soul,” said Shontell Perkins, co-founder and Show Your Love producer.
 
Talent managers and representatives from the nation’s top record labels are expected to attend Vail Soul Music Fest. Show Your Love could earn a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for selected up-an-coming, indie soul musicians to be seen and heard from talent representatives who will be able to see these musicians perform in front of his/her fans and thousands of music lovers. Musicians who perform Rhythm & Blues, conscious Hip Hop, alternative Rock, Blues & Neo Soul music are encouraged to apply. Indie artists who are interested in applying for the Show Your Love contest can visit www.VailSoulMusicFest.com to download an application. Completed applications can be submitted by emailing: talent@vailsoulmusicfest.com.
 
More Reasons to Show Your Love for Colorado’s Hottest Indie Soul Artists:
  • The winning artist will perform at one of the events during the Vail Soul Music Festival, potentially being the main stage, happy hour events, during evening “Soul Stroll.”
  • Selected artists will have an opportunity to network with other musicians, managers, industry leaders and music lovers. 
  • Over 7,500 people are anticipated to attend the festival, as well as other Grammy winning artists and producers.
  • During the last week of the contest, music from the top three competing finalists will be selected and posted on the festival website, www.VailSoulMusicFest.com. Here, fans artists earn mass exposure and have an opportunity to rally unbiased votes from fans.
  • Partnering radio stations will play music from the top three contestant’s music on-air.
  • Artist will have an opportunity to sell their music, DVDs and merchandise at the festival. 
  • The winning artist will win four complimentary tickets. 
 
Official Show Your Love Contest Rules and Terms:
  • Contest runs from July 1, 2010 and ends on July 30, 2010.
  • Enter the Show Your Love contest can visit www.VailSoulMusicFest.com to download an application. Completed applications can be submitted by emailing: talent@vailsoulmusicfest.com.
  • Musicians who perform Rhythm & Blues, conscious Hip Hop, alternative Rock, Blues & Neo Soul music are encouraged to apply. 
  • Vail Soul Music Festival will provide each artist with a unique promotional code.
  • Selection criteria will be based on the final number of promotion codes collected by each artist. The artist with the most “Love” (codes) collected at the box office will win the contest. Only those artists who accrue 25 promotional codes or more are eligible.
  • Fans will use 1-888-920-2787 or www.vvf.org to purchase tickets. They must use the specific artist assigned promotional code, in order for artists to receive credit.
  • Weekly stats of the contest will be posted on the festival website at www.VailSoulMusicFest.com.
  • Winning artists will be notified on or before August 6, 2010.
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Vail Soul Music Fest   ?     www.VailSoulMusicFest.com
Vail Soul Music Fest isfar more than a music concert event – it is “the ultimate soul experience.” Vail Soul Music Fest is the country’s premier soul music destination festival, focusing on the preservation of traditional soul music, while also cultivating the growth and exposure of new independent soul artists. 
 
Legacy Entertainment Inc. (LEI)

Legacy Entertainment Inc (LEI), based in Denver, Colorado, is a full-service entertainment firm that specializes in special events, production and community relations. For over 12 years, LEI has been committed to bringing quality entertainment to urban audiences. LEI’s portfolio includes national music festivals and empowerment conferences. For more information, please contact Rhonda Jackson, rj@vsmf.com or Shontell Perkins at shontell@vsmf.com.

 

Contact(s)

Rhonda Jackson, rj@vsmf.com or Shontell Perkins, shontell@vsmf.com

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