You are invited to become part of the entertainment featured at the Maricopa County Fair, April 10 through 14, 2019. Strut your stuff on one of our stages. We will feature a wide variety of continuous, free entertainment during the Fair. It’s a great opportunity to perform in public and gain notoriety.
One-hour time slots are available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. You may request to perform once or multiple times. For your information, carnival rides will open at 4:00 on Wednesday.
Performers will receive free admission and parking on the day of the performance. If accepted, you will receive an Admission Confirmation Pass that will serve as the admission and parking pass for your group along with complete directions for its use. There will be no compensation provided to Community Acts.
Acts are selected and scheduled by the community act coordinator with consideration given to the order in which applications are received. The deadline to submit your application is March 15, 2019. Applications may still be considered after this date but performers will not be listed in the official printed program. Applications will not be taken by phone. Be sure to fully complete your application.
We request that you confirm your availability prior to submitting your application. Cancellations impact other performers and their ability to get their preferred time slots. All cancellations must be received no later than April 1, 2019 and must include your Confirmation Admission Pass. You will be held responsible for the monetary value of your Confirmation Admission Pass based at $9.00 x the total number in your group if you do not return the Pass or cancel after April 1, 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you and having your group participate in the Maricopa County Fair, Inc. If you have any questions, please contact us at (602) 252-0717.
PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES Each group is designated a sixty (60) minute time slot on stage. This includes set-up, performance and tear down. Additional slots may be requested. You must arrive as a group no less than thirty minutes before your scheduled time and be at your stage area ready to go on stage as scheduled. Late arrivals may not be allowed to perform. The members of your group are responsible for their set-up and tear down before and after your performance, under supervision of the Stage Manager. Depending on the stage on which you are performing, the stage may be equipped with a sound system and CD player. The main stage has a full time sound tech and monitors while the other stages may not. The Maricopa County Fair will not be able to provide the following:o Choral risers, tape players, piano or keyboard, storage equipment. The Stage Manager is the ONLY person who will control the sound system and equipment on stage. Stages have a shade cover. Fair will provide chairs, microphone(s) and dressing rooms and tents. No vehicles will be allowed to drive on the grounds. If you have large equipment that needs to be unloaded, please make prior arrangements, by calling the fair. Please carpool to the Fair whenever possible. Parking is controlled by the State Fair, not the Maricopa County Fair. This is a family event. Foul language, mistreatment of staff, abuse of equipment, lack of professionalism, refusal to set-up/tear-down, no shows and tardiness will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to shut down and cancel any act that does not abide by the guidelines and standards of the Maricopa County Fair, Inc. and the entertainment department. All decisions of the Stage Manager are final.