Blue Man Group Announces First-Ever New York Drum-Off Partnership with Astor Alive!

Blue Man Group Announces First-Ever New York Drum-Off Partnership with Astor Alive!

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Astor Alive! Festival to host the first- ever Blue Man New York Drum-Off on Sunday, Sept. 23.

To enter, drummers will need to create a video showing their creativity, technical ability, unique style and killer drumming skills, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo with the hashtags #BlueManDrumOff and #Contest and then submit a link to the video. Video submissions are open from Aug. 14 to Aug. 27, 2017.

Details and the complete official rules can be found online at https://www.blueman.com/newyorkdrumoff.

The Blue Man New York Drum-Off selection panel, comprised of Blue Man Group band members and Blue Men, will identify up to twenty semi-finalists from the video submissions to perform live on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Astor Place Theatre. The panel will then advance three finalists to compete live on Astor Alive! Festival's main stage in the Astor Place Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

The Astor Alive! Festival returns for the second year to celebrate Astor Place as a vibrant cultural district of over two dozen theater, dance, music, art, architecture and historic landmarks, including Astor Place Theatre where Blue Man Group performs. The festival will showcase twelve Astor Place and East Village cultural powerhouses across two stages with performances ranging from music and dance to poetry and theater. The event is free and open to the public.

The winner of the Blue Man New York Drum-Off will receive a prize package valued at over $5,000 including prizes from DW Drums, Vic Firth, Sabian, VOX, KORG and Blue Man Group. The Blue Man New York Drum-Off is just the latest in a series of Blue Man Group Drum-Offs throughout the country, most recently the Blue Man Group Orlando's Drum-Off held on April 22 as part of Florida Music Festival.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter contest between 8/14/2017 at 9:00 a.m. EST and 8/27/2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C. 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Limit 1 entry per person. SEMI-FINALISTS MUST TRAVEL ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2017. FINALISTS MUST TRAVEL ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2017. ALL TRAVEL COSTS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SEMI-FINALISTS AND FINALISTS. Visit www.blueman.com/newyorkdrumoff 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.

About Blue Man Group New York

International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group performs at their original home, the Astor Place Theatre. With their ever-evolving, multi-sensory show, Blue Man Group has led one of the longest running off-Broadway productions in New York City.

Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show's euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.

This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like "The Tonight Show," "Arrested Development," "Ellen," "Schlag den Raab" (Germany), "WOWOW" (Japan), and "CaldeiraÞo do Huck" (Brasil).

Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their "Megastar World Tour" rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group's recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

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