VIROL Arts and Music Fest 2012, presented by the APLive (Artist Population), will be held at American Airlines Center. Twenty-four acts will contend for one of eight coveted slots to perform at the American Airlines Center. The grand-prize winner will receive a single recording contract and a trip to New York City. This showcase features an electronic, urban, and indie/alternative fusion, creating a unique musical blend. Special guest performances and appearances at both the American Airlines Center event, and the highly-anticipated, restricted parties preceding it, dubbed "V-Set," are exclusive to VIROL ticket-holders. VIROL hosts these sponsored "V-Set " parties in unusual locations, such as a private airport hanger, and an underground parking garage with no ambient light, allowing attendees a private glimpse into the VIROL experience. The APLive's mission for VIROL Arts and Music Fest is to ignite a multi-sensory experience in an intensely interactive atmosphere, highlighting the boundless talents of DFW artists. There will be over fifty live-artists painting with mixed-mediums, and constructing "museum like" scale and quality art structures. VIROL features twenty live-music acts on a one-of-a-kind stage. The four-stage "clear top" center configuration will captivate the audience as it makes its world debut. With pulsating colored lighting reminiscent of the game Simon, the crowd controls which act performs next through sound meters and other surprise elements in this round-robin-like stage interaction. VIROL presents four interactive "jam stations" on the concourse where concert-goers can jam out with friends. Two stations offer top-of-the-line mixers and DJ booths; the others will have real base, guitar, and electronic V drums! Never in Dallas has there been an event where fans can interact and experience live instrumentation and art like this. Remember, the world is your canvas; VIROL is the opportunity to make your mark! VIROL Arts & Music Fest 2012 not only showcases a colossal artistic event, but is a vehicle to draw awareness to struggling Arts and Music Programs in DFW region schools in the hope of finding solutions.