Minnesota Music Video Menagerie

We like videos. We like music.  We like big screens.  We like safe gatherings with social distance.  We like creativity.  We like our community, so we decided to work on a drive-in music video festival.  We're calling it the Minnesota Music Video Menagerie. And we need lots of help to make it happen.

Thanks in advance for helping us make it a reality.

Yours in the art life,
Tyler J. Aug and John Sievers

Join us for a battle of the bands style music video festival on August 29th.

In partnership with Spectrum ProAudio and the History Center of Olmsted County, the Minnesota Music Video Menagerie will be a drive-in event where attendees can tune into the audio on FM radio while watching the videos on the huge 53'x39' screen all safely separated six feet apart in their own vehicles. Then use their headlights to vote for the top 5 videos.

The top videos will be awarded prizes that in total are valued at more than $2,000 from area business that include a half day of recording at Carpet Booth Studios, a hall rental at Pure Rock Studios of Rochester, video production from Scopophile Productions, video production from Treedome, and more.

The night will also include live music from Fires of Denmark and Jae Havoc..

The Rochester Posse 's Rosei Skipper will MC the event.

We'd like to keep this festival free for both those submitting videos and those attending.  In order to do this, we need to raise $2,500 to cover the expenses involved with the screening of the music videos and the production and logistics involved with the event.  If you'd like to have your business sponsor the festival, please reach out.  If you just love music and film and safe get togethers as much as we do,  please go to our go-fund-me campaign to contribute. 

Thank you for helping us create a fun event for our community.
We need you to show up to check out our community's creativity.

We need your music video submissions.

Here are the rules:

1. Submit MP4s of the music videos for consideration to 
        [email redacted]
2. Include the following details with the emailed submission
        A. Full name of person submitting
        B. phone number
        C. Title of music video 
        D. Name of musical performer
        E. Video Production details including videographer and
             producer credits
3. Submission deadline is August 20th, 2020
4. There is no entry fee for submitting videos
5. Each band or videographer may submit only one video (a
        single videographer may have several videos entered if they
        are submitted by different bands but can only submit one on
        their own).
6. The music video must feature the musical artists’ original music
7. The music video must be Minnesotan (either the band
        performing or the video production should be based in
8. All profanity needs to be beeped
9. Submission of a video by email gives The Minnesota Music
        Video Menagerie permission to screen the video at its 2020
10. A panel of judges appointed by The Minnesota Music Video
        Menagerie (including Rochester's Mayor Kim Norton and other
        local music and arts experts) will select the top 10 video
        submissions prior to the festival start
11. The audience attending the drive-in festival will vote to select
         the top 5 videos from those 10 with a headlight vote the night
         of the festival (one vote per car).
12.    Many videos that aren't chosen as the top 10 by the panel of
         judges will still be screened at the festival, though time
         restraints may not allow them all to be screened.

Fundraising team (2)

John Sievers
Raised $755 from 9 donations
Rochester, MN
Beth Sievers
Team member

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