Everyone at the Festival is eligible to sign up. Musicians (fiddle/banjo/guitar/mandolin/bass/miscellaneous), singers, and dancers are all welcome.
Sign up at the information booth between 10 am and 3:45 pm. Get your band assignment at the Main Stage at 4:45, practice (and choose a name) between 5 and 5:50, and be back at the Main Stage no later than 6 pm. You’ll have six minutes to perform.
Bands will be judged for music, rhythm, intonation/execution, style, stage presence, and band name. The top three bands will get prize ribbons.
Bribing the judges and MC should be discreet, but disclosed—and is encouraged!!!
A complete set of rules is available at the information booth.
Even if you don’t join a band, you’ll want to be at the main stage at 6 pm to enjoy the performances.