With commercials on television and conversations going on in bars and at parties around town, you’d think that the buzz surrounding the City Stages campaign was starting to die down. I think you’d be wrong, and that the reality is that the campaign may be just starting to heat up. Click here to get an idea of the conversations going on and here to get a taste of the comments from the town hall meeting held in November. Talk alone will not help Birmingham, Alabama’s long running music festival, so read on to see what else is planned next weekend as people try to do what they can.
City Stages Idol Karaoke Contest
Polish off your best impersonation of your favorite singer, or at least be prepared to blow away the competition. Catalyst sponsors this contest where participants have a chance to win one of TWO spots on the Home Grown Stage at City Stages this year. And yes, these will be singing spots on the stage! The event will take place at WorkPlay next weekend, with auditions taking place throughout the day on January 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
There are two separate ways to make it to the Homegrown Stage. First of all, the best 15 singers from Saturday auditions advance to Sunday finals. The finals will take place on Sunday, January 28 from 2 – 5 p.m. The winner selected on Sunday as the best sings at City Stages!
Just how will the other winner be decided? With your wallets: $1 = 1 vote. The five singers with most votes (or friends to come out and support them) on Saturday advance to Sunday finals. Again, the most votes wins on Sunday and sings at City Stages!
There is a $20 entry fee for those interested in participating. Those that want to come and check it out will pay $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. For more information, visit www.sustaincitystages.org, call 251-1272 or e-mail [email protected].
Cajun Dance Concert (featuring L’Angelus)
After you’ve suffered the agony of defeat (or the thrill of victory) on Saturday, you may want to head over to Saturday, January 27, 2007, 8:00 – 11:00 pm at the Elks Lodge Cloud Room, located at 6815 2nd Avenue South, on the 27th starting at 8 p.m. to listen to L’Angelus. It’s sponsored by theAssociation of Cajun Music Enthusiasts (ACME). Tickets for this fundraiser is $20. And it’s worth it just to see the Cloud Room property.
All proceeds from these events will benefit the annual music festival. Check out the Sustain City Stages site to learn some more about the events going on around town in the coming months and how you can do one yourself. Or just chime in with your thoughts, positive, negative, indifferent or otherwise.
Enjoy the day.