The City of Sumner Arts Commission is seeking proposals for artist and musicians to perform in their 2020 Music off Main Concert Series.

About the Concert Series
The Music off Main Concert Series, sponsored by The City of Sumner and Arts Commission, is a free summer concert series now in its 21st year. The Concerts will be held at Heritage Park in Sumner, WA on the Fridays in July from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm. The popular concert series has featured music ranging from jazz and salsa to blues and reggae. The music must encourage a family friendly, fun and relaxing environment for attendees;

The Friday evening concert dates for 2020 are:
July 10, 2020
July 17, 2020
July 24, 2020
July 31, 2020

Reuben A. Knoblauch Heritage Park 914 Kincaid Ave, Sumner, WA 98390

Objectives for the Music off Main Concert Series
• To provide an engaging outdoor experience in the City of Sumner that becomes a well-known, popular event every summer
• To attract a wide variety of people to the City of Sumner and Heritage Park to promote Sumner as a family-friendly destination

Proposal Specifications
The City of Sumner Arts Commission seeks musicians and bands for its 2019 Music off Main Concert Series. The Arts Commission would like a variety of music that will appeal to a large, diverse audience that ranges from neighborhood residents and employees to families.

• A range of performances ( jazz, salsa, funk, blues, and pop, etc.) by local or regional acts is desired
• The selected band shall perform 90 minutes without a break from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
• No profanities are allowed
• A sound technician and equipment is provided by the Sumner Arts Commission, and load-in and sound check are scheduled at 5:00 p.m. on the said date of performance
• Dressing rooms will not be provided

Selection Criteria
Submissions will be evaluated based on variety of music, diversity of artists, cost for performance, range of experience and reliability with similar events, and quality of material.

To have a band considered for the 2020 Music off Main concert season, please submit the following:
• A recent sample of the band’s music – electronic versions are preferred: YouTube links/CD/DVD
• A brief band bio
• Dates available
• Performance fees for a 90 minute concert
• Examples of previous performances/venues played
• An electronic promotional photograph is helpful, but not required

Please submit the selection criteria above to the contact listed below on or before 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Submit to:
By mail or in person to City of Sumner, attn: Lana Hoover, 1104 Maple St., Sumner, WA 98390 or via email to lanah@sumnerwa.gov

For questions contact Lana Hoover at 253.299.5781