FEST: Tucson Folk Festival (AZ)

Posted by:  Tucson Folk Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Tucson, Arizona, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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 Tucson Folk Festival is the biggest Folk Festival in the Southwest. One of the oldest FREE folk music festivals in the country, we're passionate about creating a platform for the brightest folk acts in the world! Whether you're local, regional or an international act, there's space for everybody to showcase their talent.  We're currently accepting applications for Sonicbids artists for the festival that takes place April 6-7, 2019. If you have a folk sound and have a desire to play under the beautiful Arizona sun, this the gig for you! 

The Opportunity

The annual Tuscon Folk Festival is a multicultural celebration of traditional Folk music, drinks, food, art, and folk culture. This is an amazing opportunity that gives a platform to local, regional, national and international artists representing the folk culture. The Tuscon Folk Festival is one of Arizona's largest and most loved events and has been voted one of the best Folk festivals in America. Over the 2 days, this free-to-the-public event attracts crowds in excess of 20, 000 music enthusiasts every year. We're currently booking Sonicbids artists for various time slots throughout the festival. If you have a great sound, and you're looking to gain a wider audience, this is the gig for you. 

Once we review your submissions our top choices are then reviewed by a juried committee.

The Band

  • Music and dance submissions must be conducive to the Folk & Traditional 
  • Additional genres accepted are Native American traditional music, African Diaspora, Eastern European Folk, Bluegrass, Poetry, Singer-Songwriter, and Blues

  • Bands must be actively playing shows and have fans in Arizona with a fan base

  • All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site

  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

  • Ideally, we're looking for local and regional talent

The Gig

  • Set lengths range from 20-90 minutes
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
  • Outdoor stages
  • Most Backline provided (including guitar/bass amps, keyboards, drums, percussion)
  • Pay is TBD upon booking
  • Acts receive food and drink tickets 
  • Acts have access to backstage and artist lounges 


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking