Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: Emerging Artists Showcase 2012

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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (FRFF) is a three-day community folk music and dance festival at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains in east-central New York State. July of 2012 will be the 24th year of the fest. Twenty-four Sonicbids artists are guaranteed performance slots.

The festival takes place July 27-29, 2012 on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York near the MA/CT/NY border. The festival has 4 stages: Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Stage and Workshop Stage. Dance Stage artists are usually booked first, Main Stage next and the Family Stage last. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other 3 stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.

Artists submitting to this showcase will be considered for a performance on the Main Stage on Friday, July 27th, 2012, the first day of the festival between noon and 5 p.m. The format is 2 songs or 10 minutes. Selected artists appear in the program book, will be assisted by our excellent stage crew and will enjoy the very best sound reinforcement in the known universe, Klondike Sound. While there is no compensation for this showcase, artists will receive full admission and on-site camping for the entire festival, meals, and one guest pass.

The showcase is not a contest. However, the audience is surveyed as to which three showcase artists they wish to see return to the Most Wanted Song Swap (MWSS) at FRFF the following year. Three to six artists are invited to return. The showcase and songswap are an opportunity to be seen and heard in a large amphitheater setting with hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels and media in attendance. Showcasers are encouraged to bring their mailing lists and merchandise. FRFF takes 10% on all artist merch sales. FRFF has selected Sonicbids as the way for artists to submit to the showcase.

A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and make selections. The only criteria are high quality performances of interesting, well-crafted acoustic based material. It need not be original. Please make sure to have at least 3 songs in your EPK. If you have more than 3, the first 3 songs will be reviewed.

Past showcasers include Martin Sexton, Catie Curtis, Greg Greenway, The Nields, Peter Mulvey, Ellis Paul, Erin McKeown, Lori McKenna, Pamela Means, Jason Spooner Trio, Jim's Big Ego and Red Molly.

Reminder: If you have showcased or appeared as a feature act at FRFF 2010 and/or 2011 or will appear at the 2012 fest in any capacity such as sideperson or special guest, you are not eligible to showcase this year.

Major sponsorship for this showcase event is generously provided by Grassy Hill Entertainment.