It’s back again this year!
It will either be a mesmerizing experience or we’ll see a train-wreck bound to happen.
I’m talking about the Ottawa Rock Lottery.
Mark it on your calendar – May 19, 2012.
Click here for previous Rock Lottery Events.
Here are the details for this year’s event.
25 musicians from all local bands, including The Love Machine and The Peptides, will gather together for the fourth Ottawa Rock Lottery on Saturday, May 19th, 2012, 7pm, at Mavericks.
Hosted by Meg Wilcox from CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth, the Ottawa Rock Lottery is a celebration of all things local: local music, local art, local business, and local charity.
Net proceeds go to the Ottawa Food Bank with a $2,000 goal this year.
HOW IT WORKS
On Friday, May 18th, 25 local musicians from a huge variety of genres and bands will throw their names into a hat to be randomly grouped into 5 new bands.
Each new band has 24 hours to create a 20- to 30-minute set of all original music; indie rockers could be paired with hip-hop artists, rappers with a violinist and a band could end up with two drummers—it’s all in the draw.
It could be great, or it could be awful.
What it definitely will be is an exciting, not-to-be-missed event that any local music lover will appreciate.
This year’s Rock Lottery includes:
• 2012 Bluesfest performers:
• Wildcard element: Each band will be assigned a random instrument to incorporate into their set
• A special intermission performance by Ottawa’s Rockalily Burlesque!
• Audience “Lottery” for door prizes
Ottawa Rock Lottery (ORL) would like to thank all of their sponsors for their generosity:
- ZaZaZa Pizza with Pizzaz
- Urban Capital
- Metro News
- Vertigo Records
- Kelp Records
- Quoi Media
- Gypsy and Company
- Auntie Loo’s
- Kitchesippi Beer
- Pressed Cafe
- Partus Films
- Halt Imaging
Originally conceptualized by a promoter in Denton, Texas, Rock Lotteries have been held everywhere from New York City to Los Angeles since 1997.
Since it’s raging success last year, ORL has partnered with the Ottawa International Film Festival to host the Music Video Challenge, providing music for the 72 Film Challenge using all local bands and being the subject of a short feature documentary.
Most importantly, it’s connected musicians with filmmakers and media contacts to take their career to the next level.
4th Ottawa Rock Lottery
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 – Mavericks (221 Rideau Street)
Doors at 7 p.m. – Rock at 8 p.m. – 19+ $10 ($9 with a food donation)
Contact event organizer Samantha Everts for more info: email@example.com