A Day of Falcon Ridge will feature eight performers on two stages:
- The Falcon Ridge House Band
- Tom Rush
- Vance Gilbert
- Susan Werner
- The Nields
- Crystal Shawanda
- The Fox Run 5, and
- The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, who will close the main stage once again.
The performance schedule is available (PDF).
Festival hours are 11:00am to 10:00pm. Gates will open at 9:00am. Schedule to be posted shortly.
The MOST WANTED SONG SWAP and the GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE will return next year.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Booking/Showcasing Guidelines
We will be changing out submission guidelines in the fall, but see our general information below. No feature submissions were accepted this year, but the EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE is being revamped right now, and will open mid-July 2021 and we will have a VIRTUAL end-of-summer showcase event online, please use the link at the end of this section to apply. The showcase fee will be reduced to $15 and a limited number of applicants will be accepted.
FRFF begins booking every year by December 1st. At that time we have carefully tabulated all our audience surveys and begin with the artists most requested. Artists may submit electronically for a feature performance spot and/or the Emerging Artist Showcase via our online platform SUBMITTABLE. See their website for general information at www.submittable.com/film-music.
How Do We Decide Whom To Book?
FRFF has 4 stages. Dance is booked first, Main Stage next, and Family Stage last. The Workshop stage features different combinations of performers booked on 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.
The Artistic Director makes all programming decisions, but before doing so, our audience surveys are carefully tabulated. A great deal is decided by our audience including specific artists & types of music to include. New performers are sought out every year. Sources include radio, internet, other venues & recommendations.
For Feature Performance Consideration
You must be an established artist with a following in the northeast. There is an additional opportunity for EMERGING artists, see below. The Feature Submission link on SUBMITTABLE is active from mid-December to February 10th. Check the SUBMITTABLE site for any deadline changes.
Emerging Artist Showcase Information
The Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased in the last two years and who will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. This is a two song or ten-minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon.
There is a $20 Showcase application fee.
Selected artists appear in the program book, are assisted by our excellent stage & sound crew and may have their mailing list and merch in our sales tent. While there is no compensation for this showcase, artists receive full admission, on-site camping and meals for the entire festival plus one guest pass per act. 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 four artists are invited to return.
The showcase and song swap 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. 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.
All showcase applicants will be notified no later than June 15. More details on production, merchandise, camping will be sent to all selected artists.
Falcon Ridge Artistic Director
Anne Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org