Musicians & Performing Artists
Read below for more information on our various venues & programming capacities, and then submit to be considered to be a part of it all.
Due to the high number of applications we receive, we do not contact artists whose submissions are not currently chosen to perform. It’s not that we don’t like you, it’s just there’s no way to get back to everyone.
All submissions will be presented to ArtsQuest’s Performing Arts Department as well as our Music Arts Committee and evaluated based on type of programming, quality, content, diversity and potential appeal to our audiences. Based on the committee recommendations, someone from the Performing Arts Department will be in touch with artists and groups we are interested to engage in one of our opportunities.
So yeah, that’s the basics. Here comes the fun stuff…
Performing Artist Submission Forms
If you’re ready to submit to be considered for one of the opportunities below, then please take a moment and fill out our handy-dandy form thingy.
Musikfest presents over 400 different artists from nearly every conceivable genre be it country or Cajun, Bach or blues, rock or folk. Musikfest 2020 runs July 31-August 9.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2020
Submit through November 15, 2019 to take advantage of a discounted submission fee. Price increases to $15 on November 16, 2019.
Fill out the following form in order to submit an idea for a half hour comedy show (sketch, improv, etc.) that you would like to produce in conjunction with ArtsQuest.
Musikfest 2019 Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
Oktoberfest 2019 Application Deadline: April 26, 2019
Christkindlmarkt 2019 Application Deadline: Jury 1: April 26, 2019
The Blast Furnace Blues FestivalThe Blast Furnace Blues Festival presents more than 30 of the nation’s finest blues performers at venues throughout the SteelStacks campus.
RiverJazzRiverJazz hosts a handful of local and regional jazz groups for free-to-the-public evening concerts on the Town Square, while several national jazz headliners perform ticketed performances in the Musikfest Café.
¡Sabor! Latin Festival¡Sabor! Latin Festival features numerous local, regional, and national Latin ensembles performing at the SteelStacks campus.
Oktoberfest presents more than 50 local, regional, and national polka bands, party bands, and schuhplattlers that embrace the spirit of Oktoberfest!
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The Musikfest CaféThe Musikfest Café is a cabaret/club style performing arts venue, with highly flexible configurations available to entertain. The venue can be set for 450 cabaret seats (tables & chairs); 680 theater style (just chairs); and 1,000 GA style (Standing Room Only – no tables or chairs). The venue is open a few nights a week with national and international touring headliners.
The ArtsQuest Center’s Creativity Commons & Town Square
The dual stages of the Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons (inside) and Air Products Town Square at SteelStacks™ (outside) are programmed on a weekly basis with local and regional entertainers. These free-to-the-public shows are presented on the stage which features the best weather on a case-by-case/day-by-day basis! Full bands and solo/acoustic musicians are encouraged to submit to be considered to perform on one of these two stages.