Hennessy is looking for musicians to send on the gig of a lifetime!
Hennessy is a brand of high quality cognac built on a foundation of artistic creation and innovation. With it’s placement in many rap lyrics (including songs from Tupac, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Wu-Tang Clan) and it’s special edition bottles designed by famous graffiti artists, Hennessy has indirectly and directly supported artistic communities for years.
As part of the brand’s commitment to music, culture, and live performance, Hennessy is searching for blues and grassroots artists to play the Blues Passions Festival July 2-7, 2013 on an all expenses paid trip to France. Last year, Hennessy fans voted for Nexcyx, a pop, hip-hop, Island mash-up from Barbados, out of more than 500 entries to grace the same stage as performers Sting, Hugh Laurie, and more. This year, the contest has been opened to Canadians as well. You can view exclusive video from last year’s festival online.
As an added incentive for Canadian artists, Hennessy is offering contestants a chance to play at the 25th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival from July 19-28, 2013 in Toronto.
How to Enter:
To enter for a chance to play Blues Passions Festival in France, visit Hennessy.com and fill out the entry form. You will be asked to include a link to your YouTube video performance.
You must upload your video to the Hennesy page as well as the Beaches International Jazz Festival page as a “Video Response” for consideration to play each event. You have until April 30, 2013 to submit your videos!
Official Rules & other small print:
- Contest open until April 30, 2013 to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon).
- All entries must fit into the music genres of Blues, Soul, Funk, Folk, R&B, Boogie, Swing, Country, Gospel, Hip Hop, Slam or Rock ‘n Roll.
- Music must be original – any remixes of existing songs will be disqualified.
- Entries will be judged by a panel including Lido Chilelli (president and producer) and Bill King (master of ceremonies and artistic director of the Festival).
Not a musician?
Don’t worry – I’m not very musically inclined either, unless you count the songs I make up about my cat and dog. But there’s noreason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy some Hennessy – and pour a little out for your homies, too!
Want to win a bottle of your own? All you have to do is spread the word about the contest to the musicians in your life. You can enter by tweeting about the contest (click below):
For extra entries, feel free to share this link on your other social networks. Leave a link to your post in the comments to be considered as an entry.
Contest ends Friday, April 26th at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be selected at random. Winners may be asked to prove date of birth.
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