Local Events Seeking Entertainers


There are a few events looking for entertainment that have approaching deadlines. These events have thousands of people attend and are always looking for performers to entertain their attendees. Many people have heard of these events but likely have never looked into or considered how to apply to perform. This information will not guarantee your application’s acceptance, but it will help you for the future and you can prepare to apply earlier next year. Sometimes these events fill the spots they have available quickly so the sooner you apply the better for you.

The first is the 4thAvenue Street Fair. They have a Winter fair and Spring fair. The Winter fair is December 7, 8, and 9, 2018. The Spring fair is March 22, 23, and 24, 2019. They offer two different options for performers. Musicians can apply to perform on their stage by sending an email to events@fourthavenue.org. No deadline is mentioned on their website. The second option is busking (street performing) and the deadline to apply is November 28 for the Winter fair. The Spring fair deadline will likely be in mid-March. To apply, performers must fill out an application form and pay between $50 and $70. Click here to find the Application Form.

The next event is the Tucson Festival of Books. The event takes place on March 2 and 3, 2019. The seek performers for various stages around the UA Mall on campus. Their deadline is December 14, 2018 at 5pm. They have a detailed online application form and do not ask for any fees. Stages and equipment are provided for most stages and they consider all types of entertainment. They notify performers in January if they were chosen to work the festival. Click here for the Festival of Books Form.

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