Play Michigan's Historic Theaters, Meet Michigan's Movie Industry


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Before the 1930s and the advent of what has come to be called the “talkies," opulently decorated vaudeville and movie theaters were built. Predating the earliest sound systems they were created to be acoustically perfect. Every small town had one. Michigan at one time had many from its south western most border to Detroit and points north. Today many of these theaters still stand, painstakingly restored and faithfully tended. Now as a musician you can play many of these theaters and stand where the earliest stars of stage and screen stood.

The promoters of south central Michigan's newest film and music festival are looking for select Michigan bands and spoken word performers to play these venues. Those chosen will have the opportunity to play at the first ever Jaxon Film and Music Fest.

They want to hear from as many performers as interested in such an opportunity. These performers will be chosen from a fifty mile radius of each of these theaters. Performers will be chosen based on merit and musicians chosen from each genre will be billed to play with others to comprise a show to be held at each venue. The promoters will be inviting people from the movie industry, both students and professionals to these events to introduce them to Michigan musicians at meet and greets which will follow each evening's performance . These events will also, of course, be open to the general public.

What genres are being accepted? The Jaxon Film Festival's promoters are looking for Michigan performers in these various genres: A Capella, Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Comedy, Country, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jam Band, Jazz, Non Music Performer, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Spoken Word, and World musics.

As Michigan has a wealth of faithfully restored theaters from across the state. These events will be staged at many of them and depending upon the draw of each, these events may be held at each theater more than once. This means increased opportunity for selected performers.

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About Jaxon Film Fest

The Jaxon Film Fest is south-central Michigan's newest independent film and music fest. Focused on both independent and student films and the independent music industry, it will champion both while working to create a connecting bridge between film makers and musicians, while providing a fresh voice in both.

Jackson, Michigan, located west of Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan (Detroit is home of Wayne State University/Ann Arbor home of the University of Michgan). south of Lansing, MI (state capital and home of Michigan State University); east of Battle Creek/Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo is home of Western Michigan University); and just minutes north of both the Indiana and Ohio state lines, is an ideal location to become a hub for both the independent film and music industries.

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