Bringing Down the House is a chance for talented musicians, ages 13-19, to connect with music industry insiders through interactive workshop sessions and showcase your talent on legendary stages. Six all-teen bands/musicians in four cities will be selected to participate.   This opportunity is being offered free-of-charge to musicians in these communities:

Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans.

All you need is 5 free Saturdays and 1 night to rock!




  • Bringing Down the House is open to bands, duos and solo artists
  • All genres welcome
  • All band members must be ages 13-19
  • Six performers/bands will be selected in each participating city to take part in the industry sessions and live showcase performance
  • All band members must live within a 150-mile radius of the House of Blues venue in the participating city
  • Submissions will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria: musicianship, creativity, and sound quality
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the open industry session
  • Selected participants must be able to attend each of the four (4) closed industry sessions and the live showcase

Key Dates

Submission Period is NOW OPEN! (Jan 8, 2018 – Feb 11, 2018)
Participants Announced –  Mar 12, 2017
Session 1: Music as a Business (open to all applicants) – Mar 3, 2018
Session 2: Welcome Jam Session – Mar 24, 2018
Session 3: Music Marketing – Mar 31, 2018
Session 4: Stage Presence – Apr 7, 2018
Session 5: Live Production – Apr 14, 2018
Showcase (dates vary by location) – May 7 – 31, 2018

How to Apply:
Submissions are accepted online and must include a photo, an artist-specific social media handle, one song, and a complete application for consideration.

Industry sessions give participants the chance to connect with panels of influential music industry professionals and other young musicians nationwide. The series of five industry sessions take place on Saturdays over a five-week period. (All sessions take place approximately 9am-12:30pm)

Bringing Down the House will culminate in a FREE live showcase on a legendary stage. All participants will get the chance to showcase their talent and bring down the house for their friends, family and fans.

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“Our band has learned so many things about touring, music production, and how to create a song…now we have the essentials to make it in the music industry.”

– Solomon, Age 17


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