Showcase Band Application

The Showcase Band Competition Application for 2020 will be available December 15, 2019. Please check back at that time.

In 2019, we  had the richest group of talent ever submit their music and for that we are thankful!  Our selection committee had it’s work cut out for it in narrowing down the field to the 6 bands that competed for the 2019 title. The six finalists- Bend in the River, Grain Thief, Local Freight, Mike Mitchell Band, Pretty Saro, and The Ruta Beggars put on a great day of Bluegrass entertainment.  We highly encourage you to continue to follow the future journeys of all these impressive bands!  

In the end, the winning band was The Ruta Beggars!  You can see them back here in 2020 on Thursday and Friday!

The Showcase is an ideal opportunity for your band to show their stuff LIVE on the Thomas Point Beach Stage! It is also a perfect way to gain exposure and recognition for your group and WIN $1000 CASH, as well as a slot to perform on stage again during the festival weekend.

Band Application

Please upload a Band Photo in JPEG format

Band Members:


Primary Contact


Additional Information

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN electronically no later than: DATE TBD for 2020

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. All Applications will be reviewed by a committee of industry professionals. Final selections will be announced mid-June. Time slots will be drawn the first week of August. Please be aware that the first set of the day may start as early as 1:00 PM on Thursday and all band members should plan to be present by that time. In fairness to all bands, we are unable to make changes once the time slot draw is complete.

The Competition Band Winner will receive a $1000 cash prize, an upgrade to complimentary band tickets for the weekend, plus a scheduled performance on the main stage later in the weekend!

Thank You!