Having heard the requests at past gatherings, we’ve created a dedicated space where you can join other KindieComm attendees and perform one of your songs for welcoming ears. This peer event will be supervised by Karen Kalafatas (Karen K and The Jitterbugs), Devin Walker (The Uncle Devin Show) and Ann Torralba (Little Miss Ann) who will keep things moving smoothly.
Karen is graciously bringing a small sound system along with a few mics/stands and cables. Each musician will get five minutes to share a song of theirs with the room. Keep that in mind when choosing which song you want to play – easy in, easy out. If you’d rather, you can sing to track to demonstrate the full sound of the song you’re performing. We’ll provide an RCA to 1/8″ cable so you can plug directly into your smartphone/tablet/laptop.
Bottom line – treat this like an open mic – be ready to plug and play!
The KindieComm SongShare will be located in the Fairmount Suite within the Sheraton University City hotel (host hotel for KindieComm) at 36th and Chestnut Sts. There will also be a cash bar within the suite to whet your whistle!
The Kindie Cafe
After each KindieComm, in our post-event questionnaire, many folks offer interesting topics to discuss – points they’d like to make or tips/ideas they’d want to share. Some morph their way into a structured breakout session – however others, while just as important, might not warrant an official 45-minute session.
With that, during the last KindieComm gathering The Kindie Café made its debut – held upstairs within the World Cafe Live. Consider this an open mic night with a twist. Instead of performing, we will encourage you to step up and share your ideas, thoughts, solutions – or perhaps a dilemma that you’d like some input on just how to handle … The Kindie Café will be moderated by Kathy or Robert (mostly to keep traffic flowing) and each person will have up to 5 minutes on the mic to share their thoughts. The hope is by offering yet another avenue for folks to interact with each other we can nurture new ideas, solutions and even help solve some of those issues you might be facing as a Kindie performer. The Kindie Café is a work-in-progress but we are excited to be able to keep this element as part of KindieComm.
Use the form below to submit your Kindie Café topic and/or to advance sign up for the KindieComm SongShare. (refresh page after first submission to do both)