Busking Application 2015
Applications must be received by July 12th, 6:00PM PST.
Thank you for your interest in Busking at the Roots and Blues Festival, a new initiative to
a) nurture the local live music scene
b) provide opportunities for locals, especially youth, to get involved in the festival and
c) promote a culture of volunteerism with industry related experience
Please carefully read the guidelines and complete only one application for each performing group.
Any questions can be directed to the Busking Co-ordinator, Roxy Roth at
All performing groups must fill out the following application form. This includes links to a recording of three current music samples (Note: home recordings are acceptable).
Buskers will be required to perform 30-60min acoustic sets (no power) as scheduled and 12 hours of volunteer time to gain industry related experience. Each performer is responsible for arriving 15min before their scheduled set. Performances may be on or off site, before/during/after the festival weekend.
Priority will be given to performers ages 15-35. Performers under the age of 19 must have the approval of a legal guardian. Performers under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
CD's and merchandise may be sold according to the standard set by the Roots and Blues Festival. Performers may put out a hat to collect money.
Approved applicants will be compensated with a weekend pass for each performer, food and water for the weekend and an invitation to the Volunteer Party after the festival.
At all times, performers must conduct themselves in a manner that is professional and courteous to other entertainers, vendors, and public. Remember that you are representing the Roots and Blues Festival whenever your performer's pass is visible.
e.g. Band Name
Number of performers
Street, City, BC Postal Code
Please provide a description of the music you are submitting with this application
Please briefly describe your music related experience and/or training.
Please submit any online links to at least three current music samples. e.g. youtube, soundcloud, sonic bids, etc
Other media links
Please include any other links to band websites, Facebook pages, photos, etc
Please select the following that apply
At least one member of the performing group is between the ages of 15-35
The majority of performing group members reside in the Shuswap
A link to current music samples has been included in this application
I/we are interested in selling CD's or merchandise
I/we understand that compensation for performing and 12 additional volunteer hours will be one weekend festival pass/performer, food and water for the weekend, and an invitation to the Volunteer Party after the festival.
I/we understand that our performance will be acoustic
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