Rootstock Performer Application
New Roots Charter School and Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance are proud to co-produce the second year of Rootstock, the Finger Lakes’ only youth music festival. This one-day community celebration will take place on May 16th, 2020, at the Bernie Milton Pavilion, with musical groups performing throughout the day. Rootstock is committed to empowering the next generation of musicians in the Finger Lakes.

We are excited about your interest in performing at Rootstock! Each performance slot will be a maximum of 30-minutes. A committee made up of community members invested in youth music will review all submissions and determine accepted performers.

The deadline for this application is **March 13th**.

Performers will be accepted or denied based on the following key criteria:
---Ensuring that your group is age-appropriate
---Tastefulness of lyrics & message* (please submit radio-edit versions of songs if you have them)
---Evidence of performance preparation
---Following all deadlines
---Submission of live performance video for committee review

---Application deadline: March 13th

---Performer decisions sent: April 1st

---Line-up Announcement: April 16th

Contact with any questions.
Name of Group/Performer *
First and Last Names and Ages of Group Member(s) *
Please name one member of your group to be the main point of contact. *
E-mail address of main point of contact *
Phone number of main point of contact *
Where is your group from? *
What school or schools do you or your group go to? *
Write a short paragraph about the history of your group. *
How did you hear about Rootstock? *
Why are you interested in performing at Rootstock? *
I understand that if accepted to Rootstock, my time slot will be a maximum of 30-minutes. *
If you do not have 30-minutes of material, how long of a time slot could you fill? *
Link to a live video of you / your group playing *
Please submit a live video of you or your group performing. This could be from a performance, a rehearsal, or something you make just for this application. The quality of the video does not impact your chances of being selected. If you are unable to submit a video, your application will not be considered for Rootstock. If you do not have a link please email a video of your group playing to rootstock@newrootsschool. If you have any other technical issues submitting a video, please also send an email to
Thank you! Accepted applicants will be notified by April 1st.
If you have any questions about the status of your application, or the event in general, please email:
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