ATTENTION MUSICIANS: GET ON THE GRID!
The Rock and Roll Therapy Room Announces
Minnesota’s Biggest Musical Networking Event for Part-Time Adult Musicians
Sunday, May 19 at Icehouse in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 21, 2013) – Get On the Grid, the Twin Cities’ largest musicians’ networking party, is going down on May 19, 2013 at Icehouse Restaurant/Bar in Minneapolis. GOTG is the first event of its kind in the Twin Cities. It is entirely dedicated to facilitate networking for part-time adult musicians—i.e. those with musical aspirations but who also have full-time jobs, kids or other obligations which make meeting other like-minded creative types difficult.
“There are two main goals of GOTG: one, to help adult musicians connect with one another; and, two, for us all to educate one another about what's happening in the Twin Cities music world,” said guitarist and musician Mike Michel, the founder and director of Rock and Roll Therapy Room, the engine behind the event. “In my experience, the best musical collaborations come about when the right people are in the right place at the right time. They meet one another. They realize their shared passions and goals. And then they make music. GOTG is a way to facilitate those connections.”
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013; 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Where: Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
Admission price: $7
Who: Twin Cities’ Music Scene’s Weekend Warriors, Music Hobbyists, Music Newbies & Old Pros Getting Back Into It
“All adult musicians are welcome,” according to Michel. “And that really means ALL: those looking to promote their current bands, those looking for a band to play with, those seeking a new band member or those who just want to come and hang out and meet established or new musicians from throughout the Twin Cities.”
There will be stations set up for musicians to exchange music booking contacts & trade music business information as well. But GOTG won’t be all business. Music, of course, is on the agenda, attendees can sign up to perform an acoustic song or two in the
“ Acoustic Chill Corner ” at Icehouse.
Icehouse will co-host the event, offering food and drink specials all afternoon. Other sponsors include Willies American Guitars, Tim Reede Custom Guitars, Petersen Petrick, PC - Certified and Artist Friendly Public Accountants, Audiofile Engineering, Lake Harriet House Of Music & Lyndale Luthier.
Thanks for supporting this event & be well!
About Mike Michel and the Rock & Roll Therapy Room
Mike Michel is a Minnesota Music Academy award winning modern guitarist, songwriter, community music organizer, and music educator who was born & raised in Cincinnati. He developed his craft in Los Angeles, and now creates out of Minneapolis. Mike has lent his unique brand of "outside the box" guitar playing and organic sounds to many diverse national artists but is also known in the Northland for fronting his new groove trio (Mike Michel & The Universal Co-op), & his collaboration with beatboxer (Carnage) & cellist (Jacqueline Ultan) called Saltee. Mike has performed at many rock festivals, jam band festivals, experimental art houses and hip hop festivals throughout the United States, and is proud of his "genre-less" approach to gigging. Mike founded the Rock and Roll Therapy Room, his music school, in 2011. Mike also created and directed Rock Camp For Dads in 2009-2011.