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Showcase Submissions

2021 Showcase Submissions are now closed

If you're interested in submitting for next year's event, please sign up for our mailing list here to be notified when applications open up in 2022.

For now, you can check out our FAQs below for more information.

Are you interested in playing AMERICANAFEST?

Please read all the FAQs below before submitting.

How to Submit FAQs:

Who can submit for a showcase?

All artist and industry members may apply for a showcase. If you're not a current artist or industry member and would like to submit, please join our association here. An artist membership has an annual fee of $35, while an industry membership is $75 for the year.

When will I be notified as to the status of my submission?

All applicants will receive a response from us via email by June 30th. Due to high volume, please do not contact the office asking about the status of your application.

How much does it cost to submit?

There is no cost for submitting to showcase as an artist or industry member in good standing.

I am an artist or industry member in good standing of the Americana Music Association. How do I apply for a showcase?

Our showcase application will be emailed to your official member email address on the day submissions open. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions. You will also find the application when you log in to the member portal here.

I am an Americana Music Association member Agent, Manager, Record Label or other non-artist member. May I submit my non-member artist(s) using my membership?

Yes, you may submit on behalf of your artist who may not be a current member.

Which genres of music are eligible for showcase consideration?

The type of music accepted is Americana, which may include roots, country, folk, southern rock 'n' roll, blues, vintage R&B and soul music.

Who is eligible for showcase consideration?

Any and all Americana artists are encouraged to apply.

How are artists selected?

An objective panel of respected retailers, concert/club promoters and media professionals will review each submission.

How many applications does the association receive?

In 2019, we received approx. 1,900 submissions for approx. 300 available showcase slots. Please note it is quite competitive.

What are the benefits to playing a showcase if I am selected?

Great question. You can read all about the opportunities that come with playing an official showcase here.

Are there any benefits to applying even if I am not selected for a showcase?

Absolutely! All artists who submit for showcase consideration (whether by mail or our digital platform) may attend AMERICANAFEST at a discounted rate of $249.  Registration information and instructions will be included with the decision email. Please note, this offer will expire in late August, exact date to be determined.

When do I find out if my band or I have been chosen?

All applicants will be notified by June 30, as to whether or not they've been selected for this year's event.

If chosen, how long will my scheduled set be?

Most showcases are 30-45 minutes. The length depends on the location, time and lineup.

Are showcase artists paid to perform at the Festival?

Showcase artists are provided a modest stipend to help offset travel expenses. Showcasing artists also receive an AMERICANAFEST Conference + Festival Pass.

Is backline equipment provided?

The Americana Music Association provides two quality guitar amps, a bass rig and drum kit with cymbals, while the venues and the Americana Music Association furnish PA and lighting.

How can I join the association?

If you are not yet an Americana Music Association member, you may join at http://americanamusic.org/join.

 

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR PACKAGE OR SEND US MP3 FILES. ONLY SUBMISSIONS THROUGH THE OFFICIAL CHANNELS WILL BE CONSIDERED.