Performer Application

Performer submissions are taken year round for this festival and future events. There is no deadline.

How to apply:

If you’re interested in performing at the Maryland Folk Festival, there are two ways to submit your materials. All artists must follow these guidelines.

When submitting your materials, you must include the following:

  • Audio and/or Video Sample/Links
  • Biographical Information
  • Press Materials

Note: that these materials will NOT be returned.

The PREFERRED METHOD for applying to perform at the Maryland Folk Festival is electronically.

Materials may be submitted HERE

The ALTERNATE METHOD is to mail a hard copy of your materials to:

MDFF Programming
℅ Caroline O’Hare / City of Salisbury
115 S. Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801

All materials received will be logged in, and will receive a preliminary review to assess quality, authenticity and appropriateness. Qualified submissions will be brought before the programming advisory group for further consideration.

Artists will NOT be contacted unless the festival is interested in pursuing festival performance possibilities. This is a highly competitive process.

It is the policy of the Maryland Folk Festival to present a diverse festival each year.

Typically, the festival receives submissions from hundreds of artists each year, although only 20-25 can be selected.

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