Stage set for 2023 Gussapolooza Audio Competition

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The date is set for Gussapolooza 2023.

On the weekend of Sept. 15 to 17, 2023, the leading festival for unbiased musicians and creatives from all around the place will acquire spot yet again at the picturesque Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds in Cookstown.

Very last calendar year, about 70 unbiased functions spanning many genres from all in excess of Canada performed at the function. The competition drew in songs fans, radio executives, studio engineers, unbiased document labels, and on-line music curators, as effectively as filmmakers, painters, craft makers, and aspiring artists.

The Gussapolooza Audio Festival is a just one-of-type, three-working day interactive celebration of Canadian independent tunes and art. With an emphasis on rising authentic artists, the festival is exclusive in that it is not focused on a packed roster of headlining bands. Alternatively, Gussapolooza delivers opportunities for up-and-coming artists by offering them a discussion board to execute, acquire publicity, and community with marketplace specialists.

Gussapolooza also presents the performers with an possibility to be picked as a single of the top three award winners as identified by a panel of adjudicators as well as by means of enthusiast votes. The prizes are significant and can be a authentic recreation changer for impartial musicians.

In 2022, The Human Push from Newmarket took property the initially prize, which consisted of studio time, radio play on Barrie FM station Rock 95, as properly as a generous dollars prize donated by Painted Doorway Realty. Gussapolooza not only offered the group with a fantastic option to carry out, but it also gave them a renewed inspiration and the means to hold generating.

“Stories like The Human Drive are what Gussapolooza is all about,” says Russell Robson, founder and organizer. “It’s hard for impartial artists and musicians out there, these days primarily. How quite a few bands are throwing in the towel for the reason that no a single will give them a chance to prosper? We want to provide a place for creators to hook up with songs and artwork fans, and foster a neighborhood of help and prospect. It’s a earn-win for everyone concerned.”

“We want to provide focus to these terrific bands and artists and give them a prospect to get discovered,” claims Valerie Robson, main organizer. “We believe that this competition is what the local impartial new music and art scenes are wanting for appropriate now. The assist we have had just after Gussapolooza 2022 is proof of that. I’m already obtaining flooded with calls from bands and artists that want to be a section of it subsequent year.”

Gussapolooza New music Pageant presents a vast wide variety of diverse genres together with rock, place, hip-hop, and singer-songwriters from all more than Canada. Festival goers are inspired to camp for the weekend in tents or RVs when they immerse them selves in music, comedy, and art, as well as store at a broad choice of local food sellers and retailers.

Pre-sale tickets will be offered shortly to the general public.

Artist/band submissions are open up now and can be submitted on line at