Each year, we support 12 Colorado bands through our SpokesBUZZ Incubator Program, providing them with access to education, networking, performance and promotional opportunities as part of our mission to develop the professionalism of local musicians.
This year, 89 bands from Colorado’s Front Range applied for the 6 available slots in our incubator program, many of them just as deserving, driven and talented as our current SpokesBUZZ bands. We want to be able to better serve more musicians, to connect bands to opportunities in the community that are presented throughout the year, and to gain a broader understanding of the needs of the artists and creative workforce that fuel our local economy. While our resources are limited, we want to include, involve, collaborate with and advocate for as many musicians as we can.
In short: we’re gonna need a bigger boat.
With all this in mind, we are pleased to introduce our new SpokesBUZZ Springboard program, designed to link a select list of local bands to chances to play more shows, gain more knowledge and leverage the connections SpokesBUZZ creates in and around Colorado.
SpokesBUZZ Springboard bands are:
- screened and selected by SpokesBUZZ staff and advisors
- recommended by SpokesBUZZ for performance booking opportunities/special events
- invited to be included in our curated online linked list of local talent
- encouraged to participate in our SpokesBUZZ Springboard Facebook group
- eligible to attend specific SpokesBUZZ Incubator sessions for a discounted rate
As we pilot the program this year, we have invited more than 30 local bands to participate in SpokesBUZZ Springboard. We look forward to the program evolving to best meet the needs of our community and the talented musicians that make it so magical.
Our 2015-2016 Springboard program is currently at capacity.
The 2015-2016 Springboard bands are:
- Attack on Venus
- Brett Jarnagin
- Colony Funk
- Elise Wunder
- Equally Challenged
- Johnny & The Mongrels
- Lois and the Lantern
- Lunde Station
- Maxwell Mud
- Professor Fox Band
- Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
- Savage Cabbage
- The 14ers
- The Longest Day of the Year
- The Seers
- The Swashbuckling Doctors
- Tommy Metz
- Tyler T.
Visit our Springboard page for more information on how to book these bands — we’ll be adding information as it becomes available for the selected bands. Interested in being considered for the program in the future (or have a band you’d like to suggest)? Contact us! The Springboard program is an invitation-only opportunity, but we’d love to hear from you if you have a band to recommend.