Music Festivals Across the Country: Which to Perform at and How to apply?

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It’s every bands dream to get up on the big stage at a music festival and to get to perform in front of thousands of people, under the starry night with the sound of cheering and applause as hundreds of fans try to get closer to the stage for a glimpse of you – the star of the night.

So how do you get there? We’ve got you covered, no matter which part of the country you hail from! Here is a list of festivals in the North, South, East and West of USA that you can take part of in 2019-2020 and information with how to apply.


Mile of Music is a multi-genre music festival that expects over 70,000 attendees each year. It takes place in early August and they begin taking artist submissions on November 1, 2018 until January 2019. They can close the applications earlier however if they reach the maximum sooner so don’t wait to apply! They do not allow cover artists to perform. You can apply at


RedGorillaMusic Fest takes place in hip downtown Austin in mid-March during SXSW. It is a free festival that is open to the public so it’s a great platform to perform in front of a larger audience. They encourage artists from all over the world to showcase even though they don’t pay but can guarantee a great time and excellent promotion for your band! You can apply to perform on their website at or at


Montauk Music Festival is a four day music festival that features up and coming independent artists of all musical genres including alternative, rock, pop, metal, country and more. Artists perform for free in the spirit of sharing original music with the audience. It takes place in one of the most beautiful beach communities on the East Coast in mid-May. To apply visit or email


Byrdfest takes plast in mid-April and late September with two nights of live music and a camping experience alongside the beautiful Mulberry River. To apply to perform visit

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