The City of St. Petersburg is showing the nation that St. Pete rocks with a music contest for their latest campaign.
Musicians in the St. Petersburg community are invited to share their love for the Sunshine City’s music scene by auditioning to perform unique versions of the classic song, “You Are My Sunshine” at a live, battle-of-the-bands style competition. The winning artist will be featured in the City’s inaugural national advertising campaign, showcasing the sounds of the Sunshine City. In St. Pete, the sun shines every day – show how St. Pete shines for you through song!
“Everyone loves the Sunshine City, and if you’re a musician, this is your chance to show us just how much,” says the City’s Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I encourage all citizens to play their version of this classic song for our city. No matter your musical ability, we want to hear from you.”
A promotional video, featuring Mayor Kriseman has launched featuring the Mayor singing his own rendition of the song.
Musicians who are interested in entering the, “You Are My Sunshine” Music Contest must complete the entry submission form by May 4, 2015 at: www.castingsunshine.com which is an extended deadline from the original May 1.
Entry submissions should include a video of the artist performing, which may be a newly created video or a link to a prior created band/artist reel. Finalists must agree to participate in the official recording studio session if selected as a winner.
Finalists will be notified and invited to play before a live audience of local community members and celebrity judges between 4:00-10:00 p.m. on May 9 at Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave.
Along with a place in the City of St. Petersburg’s promotional campaign, winners will receive a $500 cash prize, master publishing rights on their rendition of “You Are My Sunshine,” and a recording studio session.
“We love our community, and we want to give local artists the chance to showcase how St. Pete shines for them by participating in this campaign,” says Jenn Greacen, executive director of CLEAR Labs, the City’s current advertising agency of record.