Six Points Music Festival 2005

The second annual Six Points Music Festival, scheduled to take place from April 7 through April 11, will showcase performers at venues throughout Arlington. Last year’s festival featured over thirty bands at venues such as IOTA Club and CafĂ©, Galaxy Hut and Whitlow’s On Wilson.

Artists can submit materials to be considered for inclusion in the festival through the submission form available here. A CDR, including three original songs, is required along with the submission form. Full CDs or press kits will not be accepted. A $10 submission fee is also required. Checks should be made out to the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), who will be co-sponsoring this year’s festival along with the festival’s founding organization, the website The money raised through this will be used to purchase advertising for the festival. All submissions must be postmarked by February 7, 2005. The line-ups and venues for this year’s festival will be announced in late February.

The festival gets its name from the Six Points of Arlington, representing the county's six major focal points: Ballston, Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Crystal City, Rosslyn and Shirlington. Last year's festival was concentrated primarily along Wilson Boulevard and near the Clarendon and Courthouse stops on Metro's Orange Line. Tentative plans call for this year’s festival to go beyond that region, with some shows possibly being held in nearby Washington, D.C. is a website built around a Yahoo Group, dedicated to increasing awareness of and participation in the vibrant music scene in and around Arlington, Virginia. Founded by musicians in February 2001, the website provides a forum for artists, fans, residents and business owners to interact and pool their resources to benefit the community and the diverse array of local talent within the region. represents a broad range of genres and interests, with the common goal of supporting and enhancing the flourishing regional music scene by fostering a sense of community and by sponsoring events, promotions and other activities.

WAMA is a non-profit tax exempt organization of music industry professionals committed to raising the profile of the region's diverse music community. WAMA's main goal is to promote Washington area music in general and to achieve national recognition of the region as an important center for live and recorded music. Just as the nation's capital is comprised of a rich cross section of cultures, WAMA's membership embraces all musical styles from classical, bluegrass, go-go, R&B, and reggae, to rock, jazz and folk. In short, WAMA is an umbrella organization of musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern.

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