Do you want to play on Blues Alive XIV.?
Enter for a Blues Aperitiv contest festival! Blues Aperitiv is an integral part of Blues Alive, which is trying to scout for new talents in blues music from among Czech, Slovak and Polish bands. We guarantee playing on Blues Alive for two bands which traditionally welcome the visitors with their concert in the foyer of Art centre. The chance for visiting Blues Alive is also for the band which will have the most votes from the visitors of Blues Aperitiv. This band will start one of jam sessions that are in pubs and clubs in Šumperk during Blues Alive. The date for the X. year of Blues Aperitiv is 20th of June. The Festival will take place in "Pavlínin dvůr" (an open air area in the neighbourhood of Art centre) and will start from 18 o´clock. If the weather is unfavorable, Blues Aperitiv will be in Art centre.

Conditions which will give you a chance to be chosen for Blues Aperitiv.
If you want to take part in the festival, send the application form to It must include the name of your band, names and instruments, a band bio, a technical rider, a web address, a current photo in press quality and two reliable phone and email contacts. It is necessary to send a demo CD or MC to the address of Art centre. From all entry bands 10 will be selected, which will perform in front of an international jury and spectators. The dead line of sending CD´s is the 11th of april

Important information for Bands:
Sound technique, Bass Amp, Basic Drum set (without cymbals) will be prepared-it's impossible to use your own drums. Every band has for their gig 35 minutes incl. a sound check. Order will by decided by lots. We will reserve accommodation for you. We will pay for it. If you want, we may reserve the accommodation for your friends. We will also give you a small contribution for petrol.

On behalf of the organizers
Mgr.Vladimír Rybička
Head of House of Culture in Šumperk

Send recordings and the application form to: DK Šumperk, Fialova 3, 787 01 Šumperk
Ondrej Polak - producer
777 652 073, 583 214276