SpokesBUZZ Third Annual BandSwap Program Announces 2014 Partner City Concert Dates, Venues
Colorado nonprofit SpokesBUZZ is encouraging music fans nationwide to think locally and rock globally with the announcement of details about the BandSwap 2014 program's local events, including concert dates and venues for the participating partner bands. See below for details.
This year, the program will send Colorado bands to play shows with partner bands in partner cities in late September, then bring the bands and their partners back to Colorado for a series of shows and events in early October; the "Homecoming Events" of October will be announced soon.
The 2014 Colorado bands are: Stella Luce (Fort Collins), The Yawpers (Denver), Gasoline Lollipops (Boulder), Eldren (Denver), Winchester Holiday (Fort Collins), The Deadwood Saints (Fort Collins), Shatterproof (Fort Collins), and Maxwell Hughes (Fort Collins).
The 2014 partner bands are: Lords of the Trident (Madison, Wis.), Jordan Igoe (Charleston, S.C.), Bonsoir, Catin (Lafayette, La.), k i d s (Athens, Ga.), Phin (Nashville, Tenn.), Amanda Broadway (Nashville, Tenn.), The LoLos (Chico, Calif.), and Lewi Longmire & the Left Coast Roasters (Portland, Ore.).
BandSwap is a musical and cultural alliance among like-minded cities combining the best of grassroots collaboration, cross-promotion, creative connectivity and most of all, the unrivaled experience of live music.
Returning as partner cities in the BandSwap 2014 program are Madison, Chico, Lafayette, Portland and Nashville; Athens and Charleston are this year's freshman class.
BandSwap creates a stage for other opportunities for connections among the cities through innovative cultural programming. This year, in addition to the performances in outbound cities and homecoming cities, BandSwap includes InnovationSwap, SynchroniCITY parties and Cultural Spotlight.
Please stay tuned, as we'll be announcing more details (on the Homecoming Events in Colorado, specifically) in the coming months. And bookmark the BandSwap website and SpokesBUZZ Facebook page for more updates.
SpokesBUZZ founder Dani Grant says, "Traditional touring is linear and very slow to grow. The theory behind BandSwap is to build reciprocity and strong relationships with bands, venues, civic partners, music industry professionals and local artist support organizations. That reciprocity helps create a network that can grow fan bases for artists and spread some civic pride at the same time.... In addition to sharing a stage and marquee in their respective cities, all the bands will also share resources, industry contacts and community connections while attracting attention to this unique program and the progressive cities that embody BandSwap's cooperative, creative spirit."