2019 Performers' Application

The Town of Carrboro is currently seeking both amateur and professional musicians for its 22nd Annual Free Music Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019.

The Carrboro Music Festival is a "play for free" showcase for Triangle-based musicians and attempts to strike a balance between our returning festival performers and first-timers. Please be aware that previous participation does not guarantee you a spot. We cannot accommodate everyone who applies to play.

Application Process
Applications will be available from April 1st through May 31st. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. CDs, digital audio files, or website samples are required from anyone who has not previously played the Carrboro Music Festival. Musicians are encouraged to bring merchandise to their performance, however, they are completely responsible for their sales.

Almost all venues, both indoor and outdoor, have sound systems and sound techs. The exceptions are a handful of small venues (with solo or duo performers) where the musicians run their own sound with systems we have provided.

Please complete the form below and send by clicking submit. Applicants who are selected will be contacted by late-August when scheduling is typically finalized.

For more information, please email Emma Griffin.

2019 Performer Application