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2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase

ROOTS MUSICIANS, APPLY NOW! DEADLINE AUGUST 14
Livestream Showcase Sunday, September 26, 2021, time TBA

About This Event:

This showcase is one of the highlights of our annual summer festival, and we're pleased to continue the tradition as part of the 2021 Endless Summer Susquehanna Folk Festival.

This showcase is one of the highlights of our annual summer festival, and we're pleased to continue the tradition as part of the 2021 Endless Summer Susquehanna Folk Festival.

We consider an “Emerging Artist” to be a band or individual of any age who has not performed regularly at major festivals or concert series. Showcase applicants are solo acts, duos and groups playing acoustic roots-based styles such as folk, blues, Bluegrass, Americana, world music, jazz, country, folk-rock, Celtic, and the like.

The showcase application is your opportunity to introduce yourself (or your band) as an artist. We'd like to see video(s) of your work along with any online presence you choose to share: website, BandCamp, social media, etc. Our judges will select five finalists to participate in the showcase.

Each finalist will perform a 20-minute livestream set followed by a brief interview with the hosts. Judges will rate performances on stage appearance, originality, personality and overall consistency. Audience voting will also be used in determining the overall winner.

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize (thanks to a generous donation) and an invitation to perform a virtual concert as part of Susquehanna Folk's Fall 2021 Concert Series!

Previous winners of the Emerging Artist Showcase cannot perform in this year's showcase, but previous finalists are welcome to apply.

Are you an Emerging Artist?

We want to meet you! See guidelines on this page.

The deadline for applications is August 14.

Audience Tickets

Audience tickets will be available starting August 15.

A Folk Festival Event!

This event is part of the Endless Summer 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival, coming to YOU this year with events all summer long.

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