Call for Musicians & Bands

Call for Musicians & Bands

Deadline: January 24, 2020

Completed applications must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5PM on Friday, January 24, 2020.

The 44th annual Utah Arts Festival will be held Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

2020 Deadlines & Important Dates

  • Friday, January 24: Completed applications must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5:00 PM.
  • Friday, March 13: Notification letters / Contracts sent to artists
  • Friday, April 3: Signed contracts due back to Festival no later than 5:00 pm
  • June 25-28: 2020 Utah Arts Festival

All music applications must be completed online. NO drop-off applications are accepted.

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The Show

The 44th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 25 – 28, 2020 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 170 visual artists from across the country are juried in to participate in our Artist Marketplace. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest, outdoor, multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June. More than 70,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, a film program, children's art and culinary arts.

>> View a list of past performers.

Selection Process

Artists will be selected by a peer jury comprised of musicians, music critics, and other professionals in the performing arts. Artists serving as jury members, and the groups with whom they perform, are invited prior to the jury to perform at the 2020 Utah Arts Festival.

Jury selections will be based upon materials submitted with the application and on past performances both in Utah and at the Utah Arts Festival. The jury will look for professionalism, originality, creativity, and suitability of materials for the Utah Arts Festival.

Application

Live performance is a very important aspect of our evaluation process, which is why we provide you with the opportunity to present that to us either with audio or video clips. Please provide relevant Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, or website links to help us make the best evaluation of your performance.

Deadline

Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by the Utah Arts Festival no later than 5:00 P.M. on January 24, 2020.

Contracts

Accepted performing artists are required to sign a contract with the Utah Arts Festival Foundation, Inc., specifying, among other things, payments, requirements and liability. Accepted performers grant the Festival permission to use submitted materials for archival, publicity, and web site purposes before, during and after the Festival.

Payments

Payment to musicians is based on American Federation of Musicians Local 104 two hour casual scale. The Festival does not pay transportation or housing for local or regional artists. No onsite payments will be made. All checks will be mailed by July 31, 2020.

Information packets detailing all production and setup information will be sent to accepted artists with their contract. Questions regarding the Utah Arts Festival may be directed to Festival offices, (801) 322-2428, by mail to 230 South 500 West, #120, Salt Lake City UT 84101, or emailed to .

Location

The Utah Arts Festival will be in downtown Salt Lake City at the Library Square and Washington Square (the City & County Buildings). The Festival is a fenced, ticketed event with 24-hour security.