On the first Friday of every month, Open Media Foundation holds a free community event, Open Music Sessions, at the Denver Open Media studios (near the Sante Fe Art Walk) that spotlights local performance groups, comedians, musical acts, and nonprofit organizations.
The December 2015 event features featuring stand-up comedy from Ben Kronberg and musical performances by Sorcha Richardson and Miss America by Wheary. It was also Denver Open Media's "Independent Voices" awards show, highlighting outstanding voices in our community.
Open Music Sessions is our premiere monthly live televised community event. If you or someone you know would like to participate as a featured artist or to participate as a non-profit organization, simply Click Here to apply. To check the next event on the first Friday check out our facebook event page! The event is produced by DOM using a great team of trained volunteers from the community and it's attendance is totally free to the public.
What OMS is:
A live performance video series, including comedy, music, and other performances, shot from several angles on high quality HD studio cameras and recorded by audio engineers in the Denver Open Media Studio at 700 Kalamath Street. The sessions will take place on the first Friday evening of every month in front of a live studio audience. The archives of Open Music Sessions can be found at www.denveropenmedia.org/openmusicsessions.
Who is involved:
Open Music Sessions is a collaboration between the Open Media Foundation, KGNU and Westword, and uses our shared technical resources, communications prowess and, most importantly, passion for Denver music.
What makes these sessions unique?
There are lots of performance video series out there. Open Music Sessions will distinguish itself in a few ways for Music performances:
-Following the “open” theme of the sessions, we will extract each instrument’s track (stem) and make them available online for fans or fellow artists to download in order to make re-mixes or other re-inventions (subject to a Commons License);
-Each band will briefly introduce each song by telling us something about one line of the lyrics for each song they play;
-To reach as large an audience as possible, the videos will not only air live on Denver Open Media’s TV channels and Radio Station, but will also be featured on Westword.com together with original articles and photography, which attracts millions of visitors every month. Select videos will also be featured on the websites of Greater Than and OMF, and shared through various social media outlets;
-With a skilled team and top-notch equipment, all video and audio will be of the highest quality, presenting on-air talent in the best possible light.