Performing Artist Information & Application

Deadline: February 9, 2020

 
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ONLINE
 
A $5 application processing fee will be charged for each application.
This application, along with audio/video samples and photos, is due by midnight on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  

 

Work samples are required to be considered for Summerfest.
You can submit work samples in the following ways:
  1. Enter the URLs for online places where we can hear your music, such as your website, YouTube, Reverbnation, Bandcamp, etc. The application has places for these.
  2. Upload mp3s in the online application.
The work samples should reflect how you will sound/look at Summerfest, i.e., if you plan to perform solo at Summerfest, your work sample should be solo, not a highly produced recording.
 
At least one photograph that can be used for publicity must be included with your application.
You can submit 1 or more photos in the following ways:
  1. Enter the URLs for online places where we can retrieve photos of your act. The application has places for these.
  2. Upload photos in the online application.
 
General Information

Performance dates: Thursday, June 18, through Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Performances begin at about 10-11am and go until 10pm on Thursday and Friday, and until 9pm on Saturday.

The 37th annual Summerfest Arts Faire will be held at Tabernacle Square (50 North Main St.) in the heart of downtown Logan, Utah. Summerfest 2020 will feature 160 artists’ booths, performances on two stages, a family art yard, food from around the world, and much more. Attendance at Summerfest averages 50,000 and is Cache Valley’s favorite “kick-off to summer” event. Summerfest Arts Faire is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to celebrating the arts in Cache Valley.

We have two stages that operate concurrently at opposite sides of the festival grounds:

The North Stage is 24'x20'x40 inches high. Full lighting and sound reinforcement provided, with sound engineer on site at all times. The stage and audience area are both under a tent. Seating capacity is about 300 chairs plus lawn seating all around.

The South Stage is 16'x12'x24 inches high. Seating capacity for 2018 will be about 150-200 plus lawn seating all around. Full sound reinforcement provided, with sound engineer on site. No lights, so no night performances. The stage and audience area are both under a tent.

This is a family-friendly festival, and we only hire groups that present material that is in good taste and does not celebrate drugs, alcohol, sex, or other adult topics.

Performance applications open December 7, 2018 and the deadline is February 9, 2020. Applications can be found at www.logansummerfest.com/applications/performing-artist-application.

 

Selection Process

Artists will be selected by a jury comprised of music and performing arts professionals. Jury selections will be based upon materials submitted with the application and on past performances. The jury will look for professionalism, originality, creativity, and suitability of materials for our family audiences.

 

Work Samples

All applicants are required to provide samples of their work. The work samples should reflect how you will sound/look at Summerfest, i.e., if you plan to perform solo at Summerfest, your work sample should be solo, not a highly produced recording with multiple musicians playing. You can

1. submit URLs for online places (your own website, or others like ReverbNation, CDBaby, Facebook, etc.) where we can hear your music, or

2. upload mp3s to the application itself.

 

Deadline

Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by Summerfest Arts Faire no later than midnight on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Notification of jury decisions will be emailed by Saturday, March 20, 2020.

 

Contracts

Accepted performing artists are required to sign a contract with Summerfest Arts Faire specifying, among other things, payments, requirements, and liability. Contracts will be emailed by Saturday, April 4, and must be signed and returned no later than Sunday, April 19, either via email or by mail. Links to performances of accepted performers, as well as photos may be used for archival, publicity, and website purposes before, during and after the event.

Performers must supply us with technical requirements by Friday, May 1.

 

Fees

Summerfest pays all contracted performers. Please indicate desired fee on the application and indicate if it is negotiable. Note: Summerfest does not pay transportation or housing for local or regional artists.

All payments will be made onsite following the performance.

Information packets detailing all production and setup information will be sent to accepted artists in May. Questions regarding Summerfest Arts Faire may be directed to our offices, (435) 213-3858, by mail to 69 East 100 North, Logan, UT 84321, or emailed to performances@logansummerfest.com


2020 Deadlines & Important Dates

Saturday, December 7, 2019: Applications open at ****

Sunday, February 9, 2020: Applications due no later than midnight.

Saturday, March 20, 2020: Notification emails sent to all artist applicants

Saturday, April 4, 2020: Contracts sent to artists by this date

Sunday, April 19, 2020: Signed contracts due back to Summerfest office

Friday, May 1, 2020: Technical requirements/stage plots due to Summerfest office

June 18-20, 2020: SUMMERFEST ARTS FAIRE

 

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Mailing Address:
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Logan LDS Tabernacle Grounds
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321
 
Email: performances@logansummerfest.com
Phone: 435-213-3858

 

 

Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321

Email: info@logansummerfest.com

Phone: 435-213-3858

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