RBC Bluesfest Help Centre

Artist Submissions - Local Musicians

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Want to perform at RBC Bluesfest in 2019? Applications are open as of Thursday, November 1st, 2018 for our 2019 festivals (RBC Bluesfest, CityFolk/Marvest).


Please note the following information:

1 - NEW deadline of Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:59PM ET
2 - NEW boundaries. We are now accepting submissions from Ottawa and the surrounding region to as far NORTH as Sudbury, as far SOUTH as Kingston, as far EAST as Montreal and as far WEST as Toronto. Map of coverage area.
3 - We encourage applications from artists WITHOUT major agency representation.
4 - We welcome applications from all communities, including but not limited to, female artists, Indigenous artists, artists who identify with the LGBTQ+ communities, artists of various ethnicity, artists with disabilities and artists from all socioeconomic backgrounds. 
 We do not solicit applications from artists located outside the specified region. The festival is a curated event and we work directly with booking partners for national/international talent.

We wish you the best of luck with next year's festival season!


L’appel à candidatures pour les artistes locaux 2019 ouvrira le jeudi 1 novembre 2018.


Il y a quelques NOUVEAUTÉS à noter:
1 – NOUVELLE date limite le 31 décembre 2018 à 23 h 59
2 – Nous encourageons les candidatures d’artistes SANS représentation d’agence principale.
3 – Nous acceptons les candidatures issues de toutes les communautés, y compris mais non de façon limitative les artistes féminines, les artistes autochtones, les artistes qui s’identifient aux
communautés LGBTQ+, les artistes de diverses ethnies, les artistes ayant un handicap et les artistes issus de tous les milieux socioéconomiques. 
Nous acceptons dorénavant les candidatures provenant d’Ottawa et de la région avoisinante comme au NORD jusqu’à Sudbury, au SUD jusqu’à Kingston, à l’EST jusqu’à Montréal et à l’OUEST jusqu’à Toronto.