For many bands the holy grail of shows seems to be "the festival". Here is California, we are particularly blessed with many an epic festival within driving distance. Here are a few of the upcoming application deadlines for a few or our favorites.
Don't wait - decisions for 2011 are being made NOW.
This is the first post in a new series. If there are other festivals you would like to see addressed, please leave a comment and we will try to include them in our next post.
Strawberry Music Festival - Performers interested in playing the Strawberry Music Festivals are welcome to submit CD's and promo packs any time of the year. Booking for the festivals begins in October and is completed near the middle of February. Please mail submissions to:
Strawberry Music Festivals P.O. Box 664 Jamestown, CA 95327 Attn: Charlie Cran
Please Note: No booking or communication is conducted via e-mail. You will not receive an e-mail response to any inquiry.
Mateel Summer Arts and Music - In addition to the annual Summer Arts and Music Festival, they also put on Reggae on the River, Hemp Fest, Humboldt Hoedown and the Winter Arts Faire. Their website contact page does not give an exact procedure for booking but I would start by mailing your package to:
Talent/ booking - Justin Crellin PO Box 1910 Redway, CA 95560
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival - Artists interested in performing at SNWMF 2011 should send their promo packets to the address below. Please only send materials that are commercially available (no CD-Rs).
SNWMF 2011 PO Box 208 Ryde, CA 95680
Monterey Bay Reggaefest PO Box 1607 Seaside, CA 93955
Live Oak Music Festival - The Live Oak Music Festival Entertainment Selection Committee accepts artist applications from July 1st through October 31st for the following year’s festival. If you wish to be considered, please review our web site and either apply through Sonicbids or send an email between July and October to email@example.com. Please include an EPK, including video and audio links, a brief description of your musical style, web address, and number of performers in act. The Entertainment Committee does not guarantee a response to inquiries. Thank you for your interest in our fundraising festival for the non-profit public radio station KCBX, serving San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.