Open Music Rehearsals

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What Is It?
  • An opportunity for your own music group (band, ensemble, combo, etc) to rehearse informally on a concert hall stage for free with your own equipment, maybe being heard by new ears
  • An opportunity for the general public to hear live music at no charge, maybe discovering something they like
Scheduled Groups
OMR Date & Time
Group Preview Their Music Visit Their Site(s)
Wednesday August 27
about 6:30 p.m.
Jason Vivone and The Billy Bats
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"Cut Those Apron Strings"
"Mean"
Billybats
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Key Features for Music Groups
  • We provide up to 3 hours rehearsal time onstage, plus an additional 30 minutes each for setup and load-out (4 hours total)
  • The OMR program is free of charge to groups who bring their own sound system
  • We assist to announce your musical group, your website, and your rehearsal date through our website and newsletters
  • Because the OMR is truly a rehearsal, there is never any pressure to perform - maybe there will be a few listeners, maybe not
Group Requirements/Eligibility
  • Your group must be a music ensemble with at least two performers. Any combination of instrumentalists and/or vocalists who do not rely on recorded music are eligible. (Karaoke performers and DJ performers are not eligible.)
  • Your group must have some sort of presence on the web, where at least a 2 of your recorded samples are available for public play or download (in either audio or video formats).
  • In some way, your group must be actively promoting its music. This may mean you're trying to book live performances (shows, concerts, gigs, etc.), or you may be publicizing your recorded works (song downloads, studio sessions, YouTube channel, etc.), or both.
  • Because every OMR is open to the public and all ages are welcome, material rehearsed must meet the same content standard as commercial broadcast radio stations - especially regarding profanity and subject matter. In other words, if something would be cut or “bleeped” from the radio, it should likewise be edited out for this rehearsal.
  • In the house, average Decibel levels may not exceed 95dB (the level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss), and momentary peaks may not exceed 105dB.
  • Your group's application for the OMR includes providing links to your online audio or video music samples (Reverbnation, YouTube, etc.); but, simply applying does not guarantee a rehearsal date.
  • Groups who've already been granted a rehearsal date are welcome to apply again.
How to Apply
  • Open a copy of the LPAT calendar (PDF)
  • Consult with your group members to find one or more workable open rehearsal dates
  • Submit an Application at least 3 weeks before your earliest desired rehearsal date