MILLPORT EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE

Millport Country Music Festival is offering unsigned country and Americana artists of any age the opportunity to play on the Maverick Acoustic stage at this year’s festival on Sunday 1st September 2019.

 

HOW IS THE SHOWCASE GOING TO WORK?

 

The Millport Emerging Talent Showcase will take over the Maverick Acoustic Venue for the afternoon of Sunday September 1st. Up to 10 emerging artists will each play 15 minute sets during the afternoon under the mentorship of established artists who are already announced as playing this year’s festival.

 

Further details of the running on the actual day will be provided in due course.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

 

  • Songwriters and musicians wanting to play within the country/Americana genres from modern pop to traditional country, from bluegrass to blues or roots
     

  • Artists can be solo, duos, trios or groups (cajons only; no drum kits)
     

  • We want to identify artists who have the talent, determination and charisma to make it as a live performance musician and stand out from the crowd

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR MAKING IT INTO THE SHOWCASE?

 

  • Submit two Youtube video tracks which you feel best demonstrate your talent along with a brief introduction to the artist/group via a form on www.millportcountrymusic.com. At least one of the videos submitted must be of a live performance and unedited.
     

  • Entries will be accepted from noon Saturday 4th May until midnight Sunday 30th June 2019
     

  • The entries will be assessed by the Panel and the lucky 10 artists/groups will be invited to participate in this year’s Showcase by the end of July
     

  • The confirmed participating acts will have over a month to rehearse their 15-minute performance
     

  • Each act in the Showcase will be entitled to free tickets for the entire festival weekend for themselves to let them study and enjoy the performances of established artists before they themselves take the Showcase stage.
     

  • Each act will be entitled to two free guest wristbands for the Sunday. Of course, we hope that each act will invite their families and friends to buy tickets and come to Millport Country Music Festival to support them.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE HAVE NOW CLOSED!