Workshop Porch Players Contest

Did You Know?The FloydFest 13 On the Rise (OTR) Competition First Place Winner, Swampcandy, AND the OTR Runner-up, Annabelle's Curse, both played the Workshop Porch in 2014 because they entered our Workshop Porch Musician/Band Contest and were selected to play? It's true! Two of OUR winners were the BIG On the Rise winners at FloydFest in 2014!

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum College is once again looking for musicians and bands who have never before performed at FloydFest to play Roots & Americana music on the College-sponsored Workshop Stage at FloydFest 14 (July 22 – 26, 2015). The selected musicians/bands will play one set per day at least two of the five festival days. This is great opportunity to showcase your talents before a large music-loving audience, AND you will be an automatic contender in Floydfest 14’s On the Rise competition. 
***Entry details will be posted soon.***

Entry DEADLINE: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 5:00pm

In a nutshell, here’s how it works: Get your audition materials to the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum-day before 5 p.m., February 2nd.  The BRI&M staff will select a list of semi-finalists and send it to the Floydfest folks. The Floydfest folks will select the winning artists and create the performance schedules.

The winning artists will:

  • Perform on the Workshop Stage and possibly other stages. 

  • Play at least one set per day at least two days of the festival.

  • Receive artist passes, guest passes, onsite artist parking, onsite artist camping, and libations.

  • Be featured on the Floydfest website and in the printed program.

  • Be automatically entered in Floydfest 14’s On the Rise competition (which has its own rewards).

There is no cash payment involved—just plenty of exposure, bragging rights, and the fun of playing Floydfest 14.