A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between innings from the left field balcony.
Ten events set for Wednesday home games are scheduled for this year, and they'll include recently reunited Tapes 'n Tapes, folk-punks Pennyroyal, the retro twang of Cactus Blossoms, Mark Mallman, and many others. There's also an open slot for locals to submit their tunes for a fan vote to play at the last event of the series.
Judging by how well P.O.S.'s visit went last summer, here's hoping that the special guest on September 3 is a hip-hop act.
Also, the Twins' radio partner for the series 96.3 K-TWIN is bringing back "The Sound Factor" contest, which allows other locals to compete for a chance to perform at the game on September 24. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of station judges including "The Sound" host Bobby Z. Three finalists will be chosen for a fan vote to decide who gets to play.
Twins Midwest Music Showcase 2014 schedule:
5/14: Tapes 'n Tapes (vs Red Sox)
5/28: Mark Mallman (vs Rangers)
6/4: Pennyroyal (vs Brewers)
7/2: The Odd Fathers (vs Royals)
7/23: Trailer Trash (vs Indians)
8/6: Cactus Blossoms (vs Padres)
8/20: Crankshaft (vs Indians)
9/3: Special Guest TBA (vs White Sox)
9/17: Tina and the B-Sides (vs Tigers)
9/24: Local contest winner (vs Diamondbacks)
For "Sound Factor" consideration, artists should send one song and a bio between 5/15 and 7/31 to:
Midwest Music Showcase
420 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Or via email: [email protected]
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