With great excitement, Boston Calling Music Festival announces Blank Canvas, a contest that gives artists the opportunity to concept and create a 36×60” mural inspired by Boston Calling. Giving artists a vast platform to share their work, five winning works will be displayed at the festival itself, September 5-7, 2014. Boston Calling promises to deliver yet another unique and exciting festival with performances by the likes of The National, Lorde, and Nas x The Roots. A total of five winners will be chosen, awarded a $1,000 cash prize (including $250 for supplies) and four 3-day VIP tickets to Boston Calling. Now in its second year and fourth installment, Boston Calling takes place at City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts];

“We are always seeking ways to extend our connection to the community and further celebrate the talents of the people that make Boston, and the entire region vibrant,” says Brian Appel, co-founder of Boston Calling. “At this past May’s festival, every time we saw a blank wall, we felt we missed an opportunity to have an artist display their work.”

Concepts for murals must be submitted by August 5, 2014 via a one-page 8.5 x 11” digital document emailed to [email protected]

The only requirement is that the mural must be inspired in some form by Boston Calling Music Festival, whether that be for the world class artists who grace Boston Calling’s stages, the sense of pride and community the festival generates, or simply the artists’ personal vantage point of the festival. Each submission must be accompanied with artist’s name, contact information and a 100-word description of submission.

Submissions will be judged by festival organizers with the help of the festival’s social media fans. Five winners will be chosen to create one 36×60” mural each, which will be on display at the three-day festival September 5-7, 2014. All submissions must be two-dimensional and should take into consideration the fact that they will be displayed outdoors. Winners will have four weeks to create their mural; they will be notified by August 12, 2014.

A complete list of contest rules can be found at:

Boston Calling’s September 2014 line-up is as follows.

For full enjoyment, there are no overlapping sets.

Friday September 5, 2014

The National
Neutral Milk Hotel
Future Islands

Saturday September 6, 2014

Childish Gambino
Girl Talk
Volcano Choir
The Hold Steady
Sky Ferreira
S. Carey

Sunday September 7, 2014

Nas x The Roots
The Replacements
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots
Lake Street Dive
The War on Drugs
White Denim
San Fermin
Gentlemen Hall

Ticket Information: A limited number of Boston Calling’s Single Day General Admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase online at Single day tickets are $75 and $185 per day for Saturday and Sunday. A limited number of General Admission and VIP Single Day tickets for Friday evening performances ($50; $150) as well as Two-Day and Three-Day General Admission ($135 and $350) and VIP passes ($175 and $375) are also still available.


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