SL16B music festival auditions applications are open

On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, Linden Lab issued an invitation to live music performers to apply to be a part of the Second Life 16th Birthday celebration’s Music Festival.

2019 marks the fifth such festival the Lab has organised. It will be held as a part of the official Second Life Birthday celebration, taking place in mid-June 2018.

Xiola Linden explains things further in the official blog post:

We’re holding an audition showcase to highlight some of the musical talent in the Second Life community. Many of you have been performing for years in virtual venues all over the grid, and we’d love to have you come showcase your talent. All genres are welcome! From bands to solo acts, rock and roll to electronica – we encourage anyone to sign up for consideration.

The Second Life Music Faire is an opportunity to perform at one of the biggest celebrations in Second Life and will be held on June 21st and 22nd this year from 10 am until 4 pm SLT.

All Residents are welcome to participate in the auditions as audience members. Again, I can’t stress enough what a great time it is to see so many musicians perform and support one another!

Those interested in taking part are invited to complete the audition application form – and to do so no later than Saturday, June 1st. The blog post notes that completion of the application does not signify a commitment on the part of the artist to take part, nor a guarantee they’ll be called upon to audition before a panel of judges comprising Lab personnel and residents.

Musicians who are selected to audition will receive word directly from the Lab via e-mail. Those successful in their 5-minute audition, as judged by a panel of Lab staff and residents, will be invited to perform a 30-minute set at the Second Life Music Fest.

For those who are interested, the audition location will be shared in a future official blog post from the Lab. subject to applications, showcase dates and times are currently planned as follows:

  • Monday, May 27th through Thursday, May 30th: 06:00 SLT through 18:00 SLT.
  • Friday, May 31st: 06:00 SLT through 15:00 SLT
  • Monday, June 3rd through Thursday June 6th: 06:00 SLT through 18:00 SLT.
  • Friday, June 7th: 06:00 SLT to 15:00 SLT.

Other SL16B Applications

Please note that applications for Exhibitors and Performers at SL16B and applications for the SL16B shopping event have been extended as follows: