Audition to Jam at Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN  (June 12, 2008)  Here’s a chance for your band or vocal group to perform in a new venue…at the library!

As the finale for the Teen Summer Reading Program, Blount County teen groups are invited to audition to participate in a band jam for teens.

At the jam on July 27 at 2:00 p.m., the featured player and emcee will be Ben Jackson, a sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University and 2007 William Blount High School graduate who will perform an acoustical guitar concert accompanying a local vocalist.

To be selected to perform at the Teen Band Jam, an audition and personal interview are required.  No group or band will be permitted to perform without advance selection.

If you are interested in auditioning for this event, please submit the following information by July 7:

  • Name of Your Group
  • Names of Group Members
  • Demo CD, if you have one
  • Copy of Lyrics
  • List of Instruments
  • Group Photograph
  • Contact Info—phone number, email address
  • Web site address, if you have one
  • Previous Gig Locations

Submit all requested information to

Reference Desk

Blount County Public Library

508 N. Cusick St.

Maryville, TN 37804

865-273-1435 or 865-273-1408

Weather permitting, the band jam will be conducted outdoors, so audience members need to plan to bring lawn chairs.  If inclement weather occurs, the jam will be indoors in the library’s  Reading Rotunda.

This event, along with the Teen Summer Reading Program, is hosted by the Blount County Public Library Teen Committee and sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Free and open to the public, the program is at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.

For further information about other library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at

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