Words by Natalie Hage

It’s that time of year again! 35 Denton, Li’l D’s homegrown music festival, is accepting SonicBids from bands and artists wanting to play 35 Denton 2016. SonicBids is a cool website that connects artists, venues, and promoters with musical opportunities all over the world.

Q: I have a band and want to play 35 Denton 2016! Where do I sign up?
A: Awesome! Head over to SonicBids here and fill out an application!

Q: What kind of musical acts are welcome at 35 Denton?
A: One of the most special aspects of this festival are the wide varieties of acts presented. Some of the past performers include The Flaming Lips, Best Coast, Sleep, Big Boi, Solange and a ton of other local and national talents. Whether you’re a rap performer, a heavy metal band, a jazz trio, or anything in between, you’re welcome to apply! Though, sorry — no cover bands allowed (Yeah, yeah. We know you’re really disappointed at not having an all ’80s hair metal tribute band).

Q: When do I need to apply?
A: Applications are being accepted now! Final deadline is just around the corner — December 15, 2015. 35 Denton will be held March 11-13, 2016.

Q: Is there a cost to apply?
A: The early bird gets the best deal! (Is that how the saying goes?) Sign up between October 1 and November 30 and the fee is $10. Sign up between December 1 and December 15 and the fee is $15.

Q: Anything else I need to know about 35 Denton as an artist?
A: Over 15,000 patrons are expected at this year’s festival, packing venues across the city! Artists that play the festival have access to food/drink/hospitality and get to make an impact on the music scene here in Denton, Texas. 35 Denton does it like nobody else does! What are you waiting for? See you there!



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