Blue Man Group Boston is hosting their 5th annual Drum-Off competition which showcases the area’s extraordinary drumming talent and where one lucky winner gets the opportunity to play with the famed performance group. In addition, the winner will also receive over $6,000 in prizes from Blue Man Group, DW, Sabian and Vic Firth. The finals are open to the public and will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 5:00-6:00 pm during the free Summer Block Party at The Lawn on D in Boston.
The call for entries are through Monday, June 18 at 11:59 pm. The competition is open to drummers of all levels who are 13 years and older. Interested drummers are required to film a 1-2 minute solo jam session on a standard drum set and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo with the hashtags #BlueManDrumOff and #Contest and then submit a link to the video. The entry form, additional details and official rules can be found at http://www.blueman.com/bostondrumoff.
The selection panel, which is comprised of Blue Man Group Boston Blue Men and musicians, will select a group of semi-finalists from the submitted videos. Drummers will be assessed on the following criteria- musicality, creativity, technical ability, style and personal flair. The committee will notify semi-finalists by Friday, June 22 and they will be invited to perform a live 3-minute session on Tuesday, June 26 from 6-10 pm at the Charles Playhouse.
Finalists will be selected and will each perform a 3-minute jam session of their choosing at the Summer Block Party at The Lawn on D on July 7th. Judges will determine the Grand Prize winner and that winner will do an encore performance with Blue Man Group Boston.
BLUE MAN GROUP BOSTON DRUM-OFF DETAILS
• Video submissions due: Monday, June 18 at 11:59 pm
• Semi-finalist notification: On or before Friday, June 22
• Semi-final Round: Tuesday, June 26 from 6-10 pm, Charles Playhouse
• Finalists rehearsal #1 (individuals): Thursday, June 28 from 11 am-4 pm, Charles Playhouse
• Finalists rehearsal #2 (group): Thursday, July 5 from 12-4 pm, Charles Playhouse
• Final Round: Saturday, July 7 at 5:00 pm at Summer Block Party at The Lawn on D
For more information about Blue Man Group, please visit BLUEMAN.com or call 1.800.BLUEMAN. Fans may keep up with Blue Man Group through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the hashtag #BlueManDrumOff.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter contest between 5/29/18 at 9:00 a.m. EST and 6/18/18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. 13 years of age or older at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person. SEMI-FINALISTS MUST TRAVEL ON JUNE 26, 2018. FINALISTS MUST TRAVEL ON JULY 7, 2018. ALL TRAVEL COSTS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SEMI-FINALISTS AND FINALISTS. Visit http://www.blueman.com/bostondrumoff for full details on how to enter, eligibility requirements, prize description and limitations. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Blue Man Productions, LLC, 599 Broadway, New York, New York 10012.