The Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge https://showcasefalconridgefolkfestival.submittable.com/categories/edit/40575#page-basic is open to performers who have not showcased with us in the last TWO years and who will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon. We usually begin accepting applications mid February. The festival takes place on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, NY near the MA/CT/NY border. 2019 dates are Aug 2-4. Major sponsorship is generously provided by Grassy Hill Entertainment.
Selected artists appear in our program book, are assisted by our excellent stage & sound crew and may have their mailing list and merchandise available in our sales tent. While there is no compensation for the showcase, artists receive full admission, on-site camping and meals for the entire festival plus one guest pass per act. The showcase is not a contest. However, the audience is surveyed as to which 3 showcase artists they wish to see return to the Most Wanted Song Swap (MWSS) at FRFF the following year. Three to four artists are invited to return.
The showcase and song swap are an opportunity to be seen and heard in a large
amphitheater setting with hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels & media in attendance. A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and make selections. The only criteria are high quality performances of interesting, well-crafted, acoustic based material. It need not be original.
All showcase applicants will be notified no later than June 10. More details on production, merchandise, camping will be sent to all selected artists.
Past showcasers include Martin Sexton, Catie Curtis, The Nields, Peter Mulvey, Ellis Paul, Erin McKeown, Lori McKenna, Pamela Means, Jason Spooner Band, Red Molly, Spuyten Duyvil, We're About 9 and Darlingside.