What are you doing in May 2009? Not sure yet? Well, try to pencil in a few days for OC Music Fest 09, which happens in about 10 months in Irvine and promises to feature nearly 100 established and up-and-coming bands.
In the meantime, you creative types may want to enter the Be The Shirt band/artist T-shirt design contest.
For details regarding the contest and festival, read the press release after the jump.
OCMUSICFEST09.COM Partners With Betheshirt.com to Develop Great Designs for Charity
IRVINE, Calif., Jul 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Orange County’s newest regional music festival today announces their partnership with Be The Shirt (betheshirt.com) for the Be The Shirt band/artist t-shirt design contest. The winner will receive $250 cash and 8 all-access passes to the festival’s inaugural 3-day event. The festival showcases A-List and unsigned talent. The design contest was the founder’s brainchild after receiving, during the last 2 weeks of June, more than 1000 inquiries to the organization to design next year’s logo and website. 1st Place wins $250 Cash and 8 All-Stages 3-Day Passes and 50 T-Shirts printed with their winning design 2nd Place wins $100 Cash and 4 All-Stage 3-Day Passes and 25 T-shirts printed with their winning design 3rd Place wins 4 All-Stage 3-Day Passes 25 T-Shirts printed with their wining design 4th Place thru 10th Place win 4 All-Stage 3-day Passes and 10 T-Shirts printed with their winning design Designs will be featured and voted on at www.OCMUSICFEST09.com and www.BeTheBand.com websites from September thru December. Categories we will be looking for are Best Overall, Best Originality, Best Creative, Best Design, Best Use of Colors, Best Theme, Best Retro, Best Noise, Best B&W, and Best Green. Nearly 100 bands will play five to eight stages over three days. This year, OC Music Festival is set to be held in Irvine. Emphasis is on the environment and environmentally conscious, green-related partnerships are still available to select sponsors. Wayne Irving, founder OC MUSIC FEST, says “We are excited about the Be The Shirt connection and believe their mission to honor charities that are important to each artist independently, is one that adds a nice touch to our pre-festival efforts.” Wayne Irving was formerly the President and CEO of Solutions Media, Inc. (Spinrecords.com), and the CEO of the Las Vegas Music Festival (eat-m.com) in 1999-2000. About BeTheShirt.com Be The Shirt is an environmentally conscious group of artists that have come together to offer and sell their unique designs to the public in an effort to create more awareness around the conditions of global warming, natural disasters, green house gases, air, water, and land pollutions, mercury concerns in foods, dolphin safe tuna fishing. All of the net profits from sales go to support environmentally conscious charities and the American Red Cross for national and international disaster relief. Artists, Musicians, and enthusiastic graphic designers, submit their works, and choose the charity they wish the proceeds from the sales of their shirts be forwarded to. About OC MUSIC FEST 09 OC Music Fest 09 ( http://www.ocmusicfest09.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/ocmusicfest) is west coast’s premiere and unique music festival that brings a-list, veteran, and up and coming artists together on the same stages. OC Music Fest 09 showcases some of today’s top Billboard 100 ( http://www.billboard.com) artists while introducing new talent to the very enthusiastic Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego County’s concert goers. The goal of OC Music Fest 09, hosted in Orange County, CA is to create a most memorable music themed experience in the vibrant Orange County market place, in a way that is environmentally conscious and educational for all that attend. OC Music Fest 09 is a 3-Day event and festival held in May of 2009, with 5 to 8 stages, nearly 100 playing artists and bands, keynote address by an industry icon, more than 100 vendors, all the while artist development activities and workshops will go on for artist enlightenment and development. OC Music Festival is the location where the artists collaborate, build relationships amongst other artists, and gain the exposure that would normally take an entire tour to generate. 20,000-60,000 spectators are expected. SOURCE: BeTheShirt.com
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