For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253

WXXI LOOKS FOR LOCAL BANDS TO PERFORM FOR ITS ONSTAGE SERIESINDEPENDENT LENS Band Call Submissions Being Accepted Now

Rochester, New York (August 12, 2011) –

WXXI is looking for area musicians to be part of its OnStage music TV and radio series. Six musical artists will be selected to perform in studio for taping in front of a live audience. Entries must be submitted by September 12, 2011.

Qualified candidates must have:
• a professionally produced recording for submission
• at least two original songs
• availability for WXXI-selected recording dates (October 17-28)
• music that would be heard on WRUR-FM (adult alternative)
• not already performed for OnStage in years past

To enter WXXI’s Onstage Band Call, musical artists must supply WXXI with: a CD of at least two professionally produced songs, a short bio, including the band’s web site, Facebook or My Space page address, and brief paragraph on why you want to be on OnStage. Entries must be mailed to: OnStage Band Call, c/o WXXI, 280 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614. Entry deadline is Monday, September 12, 2011.

OnStage is a television and radio series that spotlights a wide-range of musical talent from upstate New York. Diverse musical performances bookended with intimate interviews and compelling stories make this examination of Rochester’s music scene fresh and electrifying. To learn more about the series visit: WXXI.org/onstage. Season three of OnStage, which will premiere in 2012, is made possible, in part, by The Genesee Brewing Company.

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