Who can play music at Make Music Vancouver?
Anyone and everyone is invited to share their passion for music!
Amateurs, part-time professionals, and established artists are all welcome.
Will musicians be paid to perform?
No. One of the main ideas behind Make Music Vancouver is that it is an entirely free event, where everyone is a volunteer. From the organizers to the musicians, everybody is donating their time and skills. But it will be great exposure!
Are busking and selling CDs allowed?
Nope, sorry – this is a non-commercial event. That is the spirit of Make Music Vancouver. But again, you’ll get great exposure! And you are welcome to bring a sign with your name.
Where exactly will I be playing?
You will be playing outside, street-level, in a pre-assigned location.
If you have specific needs (for example, your performance includes dancers and you need a large space to accommodate them), please contact Benoit.
What if it rains?
Don’t worry, each music spot will be covered by its own tent.
How long will I be playing?
Each band will play for 45 min, sometime between 5pm and 10pm. When you sign up you can indicate your time preferences and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. And after 10pm, some of the pubs and restaurants in Gastown will be welcoming musicians and the public to keep the party going!
Do you provide instruments?
No. You will need to bring your own instruments as well as any other gear (chairs etc) you might need.
What about electrical support?
If you need electrical support, you can indicate that on the sign-up sheet. Please note there will be no generators, but several pubs in the area will be providing electrical support. Please bring a few extension cords with you (min 4-5m long).
This sounds awesome – how do I sign up to perform?
Please complete our sign-up sheet, thanks!
What if my band signs up now, but has to cancel later?
We are counting on you to perform because when we process your registration, we assign you a spot and a time. However, if you have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.