Playing the Staircase
The Hammond Regional Arts Center is pleased to announce the launch of its original listening room series, "Playing the Staircase." This exciting new concept to Hammond, Louisiana will see the Hammond Regional Arts Center transform into an intimate listening room for original, acoustic music designed to expand the Arts Center’s mission into the audio arts.
"Playing the Staircase" will feature local and regional musicians playing on the landing of the HRAC staircase and give audiences an intimate listening room to enjoy original lyrics and music. Each session of “Playing the Staircase” will occur the last Friday of the month with musicians performing from 6-8 p.m. These events are B.Y.O.B. Admission to each listening room is $5, and the entirety of the cover will go to the musicians.
The HRAC has had a long history of promoting and presenting original art, theatre, and storytelling and is now pleased to add original music and songwriting to that impressive list.
Check out Playing the Staircase on Dave McNamara's "Heart of Louisiana" programming:
UP NEXT WITH PLAYING THE STAIRCASE: BILL ROBISON
ABOUT BILL ROBISON
Bill Robison is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is a member of the band Snake Hat with Angie Wood, Ralph Wood, and Jim Worthen, and plays acoustic shows alone or with Angie. He also has been a member of the band Impaired Faculties with Joe Burns, Dan McCarthy, Randy Settoon, and Ralph Wood, and he works on projects with his brother, composer and producer Tucker Robison. In his day job, he is Head of Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of History and Political Science. Robison plays at the Neutral Ground Coffee House in New Orleans every first Thursday of the month. He also has played acoustic shows recently at the House of Blues Foundation Room’s Songwriter Sessions and as part of the Songwriter Circle at Buffa’s Bar in New Orleans. In the spring Snake Hat will begin performing live shows in the area and recording tracks for an album at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa and Robison Productions in Baton Rouge.
Interested in "Playing the Staircase?"
The HRAC will provide an intimate listening room environment, provide and run the sound, market and promote the event through all of our social media, print and radio outlets. We will collect a $5 cover and give the musician the entirety of the funds collected at the door. So in turn, it will be in your best interest to promote your show through all of your media and social contacts as well. The event is B.Y.O.B. Musicians will literally be playing on the landing of the staircase. We will open the doors from 6:00-8:00 p.m. every last Friday of the month. We are currently booking the months of June through November.
If you are interested in "Playing the Staircase" at the Hammond Regional Arts Center, please send a digital press kit including contact information, a high resolution photograph (at least 300 dpi), samples of your music and a biography to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also indicate the dates that you are available.