While Houston is home to countless Performing artists, it's difficult for emerging talent to break into the industry because of expensive venue costs. But thanks to White Oak Music Hall, the struggle for up-and-coming artists just got easier.
The music venue revealed its newest community arts initiative, White Oak COLLAB. The program gives artists the opportunity to apply to use one of WOMH's three venues, which includes indoor and outdoor spaces, for free, along with audio and visual equipment, as well as logistical and marketing support.
From country crooners and rock stars to stand-up comedians and spoken word poets, WOMH can accommodate any performing art style and house between 200 to 3,000 guests.
“White Oak COLLAB is our way of helping creative minds realize their vision, whatever that may be,” says Johnny So, managing partner of WOMH. “We understand that putting on an event can be daunting and risky, and want to help bridge that gap and be supportive of creative local Houstonians.”
Ready to make your mark on Houston's music scene? Submit an idea for a public creative event you'd like to host at WOMH or Raven Tower, the adjacent neighborhood bar. Rules include that admission can't exceed $15 per person and a description of how ticketing revenue will be used must be provided. Minors must have an adult co-sponsor their proposals. WOMH will review all submissions and select the best acts based on creativity, accessibility and vision.
So, what are you waiting for?
For more information about registering for the WOMH COLLAB program, visit whiteoakmusichall.com/collab