Festival of Friends's Events mission is to foster the development and growth of community between adult recreational musicians who are passionate about making music without the constraints, pressures or judgment of the professional music scene. We shift the playing experience from the living room to the to the stage and believe the best music is the music we make together.
We don't compete with music schools or lesson providers. There will always be those who wish to aspire to musical competency through individual or group lessons but that's not what we're about. Our approach is directly focused on the practiced recreational musician who wants to challenge themselves in new ways and apply their existing skill set in a band-centered environment with other like-minded players. Whether your playing goals are short-term performance opportunities or a longer-term gigging band experience, our programming serves to support your playing aspirations.
Who You Are.
You're a past or present-day recreational musician who wants to challenge yourself with new playing and performance experiences. Maybe you used to be in a band but gave it up for "adulthood" or you once played an instrument and are hungry to pick it back up again and connect with other like-minded players. Whether you're 25 or 65, Festival of Friends Events welcomes your participation. And just like it has for so many other everyday recreational musicians, this experience can change your life and plant the seeds for new playing connections and musical friendships for years to come. See what our community has to say!
Why Get Involved.
All of our event programming provides a simple way to connect with like-minded musicians, play in a band, perform live and make some new friends along the way, all minus the legwork of bringing it together. Get involved today!
Songmixers events are pre-organized cover song performance collectives. Each Songmixers event is comprised up of a rotating roster of pre-registered musicians who perform a 16-song set of classic material. Registration is first come, first served.
Bandmixers events feature "curated" cover bands. Curated bands are made up of musicians from within the Festival of Friends Events community and together bands perform 5-song mini-sets of material based on a specific event theme.