Bill Gould, who lives in Menifee, and is a trustee on the Romoland School District, is also the founder and director of Temecula Music Fest, a three-day concert featuring local bands.
This year's TMF takes place May 15, 16, 17, (Fri-Sun), at the Temecula Recreation Center, on 30875 Rancho Vista Road.
However, the deadline for bands to sign up is March 31.
Gould also runs Full Value Entertainment, a music booking service that gets local bands and DJs into venues. The Temecula Music Fest is what brings the talent in and allows him to see what kind of material is out there.
Anyways, Bill submits the following press release...
Temecula, California - The Temecula Music Fest has announced on its website www.TemeculaMusicFest.com that the submission process has begun for performers, bands, artists and vendors wishing to be a part of the 2009 festival.
In its 5th year, the Temecula Music Fest has brought amazing performances to the Temecula area every May since 2005. This year's festival will feature many different styles of music with each day having a certain theme.
On Friday May 15 the festival will focus on the regions many excellent young bands. This will provide the opportunity for many teenage bands to play one of the stages in a festival setting. This will be a great way for bands to get some experience playing a festival and some exposure to new fans.
Saturday May 16 will feature a more wide range of performers geared toward the 20-40 year old crowd. It will feature performances by touring bands from out of state, local favorites and some great up and coming bands signed to indie labels.
On Sunday May 17 the lineup will continue last year's "family day" theme, with performers that bring family friendly entertainment to the stage.
"We are happy to bring the Family Day back for this year's Sunday performances. We will have bands, like Guilty Conscience and solo acoustic artists like Mike Chartrand. They bring a good vibe and perform songs you know and love. Bring a blanket, relax on the grass, enjoy some food and have a fun day with the family." said Bill Gould the festival founder and director.
The submission process is the same this year, entertainers of all styles are encouraged to enter this year including dance, comedy, rock bands, hip hop, and acoustic musicians. Every person or band who submits a complete packet gets a three day pass for the festival. That means even if you don't get selected to play, you still get to come to the event and promote your band and see some great performances.
"We want to see what kind of talent we have in the area, and we want to provide an environment where bands, performers, dancers and industry people can meet and mingle while entertaining new fans" said Gould.
Art will also be a central theme in the festival this year, where art will be displayed in the vendor area inside. Artists are welcome to make art onsite or sell art previously made, as well if you're not interested in selling your art, you can just display your creations for people to admire.
"The whole festival experience would not be complete without the visual aspect, because art and music have blended and inspired each other for a long time" said Jeney Kingsbury, festival operations manager.
Volunteers are also needed for stage help, parking lot monitors, ticket takers and ushers.
"We definitely need ushers, parking lot monitors and volunteers to help get bands on and off stage" said festival production manager Captain Tuesday, "it is a great experience and you will get to work with a lot of fun bands."
The submission process has begun and bands, artists and vendors have until March 31 2009 to submit entries to the festival. For more info or to download the entry forms visit www.TemeculaMusicFest.com.
For more info on how to be a part of the festival as a vendor or volunteer call 951-491-9053, or email Bill Gould: firstname.lastname@example.org.