National Press Club

Applications Due Nov. 20 for January Journopalooza

November 9, 2009 | By Alan Bjerga |

A heavy thump of rock and roll will break through the chill of DC’s darkest winter days when stage lights come up for Journopalooza II in the National Press Club Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, and journo-bands are needed. Applications are due Nov. 20.

The Club is welcoming submissions from solo artists, rappers, or bands playing funk, crunk, country, hiphop, habanera, bluegrass, zydeco, reggaeton, jazz, blues, pop, or any variety of fusion. The only rule -- all acts for the second annual Journopalooza must have at least 50% of their members working in (or laid off from) the professional media industry.

Bands, duos, and solo acts hoping to play the show should send an audio or video sample of their best work to Journopalooza c/o National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC, 20045. Please include a brief outline of your band’s media credentials and email addresses for all members.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than Nov. 20. The lineup for Journopalooza II will be revealed the first week of December. Questions? Ask Christina Davidson at or Alan Bjerga at .