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Festival Auditions

Auditioning for the 2019 CT Folk Festival & Green Expo

Two performance slots for the 2019 CT Folk Festival & Green Expo are reserved for musicians selected through our audition process. 

Applicants must be able to perform in New Haven on April 5th 2019 and, if selected for the Festival lineup, on September 7th 2019.

 Interested folk musicians (solo-artists or groups) from New England,

New York, and New Jersey may apply for free by submitting a video of one song to AUDITIONS.CTFOLK@GMAIL.COM  Details of the submission process will be available by January 2019 on our website CTFOLK.COM

Videos must be submitted no later than February 15th 2019 at midnight.

THE SELECTION PROCESS: A committee will review the submissions – typically more than 75 — and invite 8 of the applicants to perform for 10 minutes before an audience on Auditions Night. The audience, using CT Folk’s feedback sheet, will write comments and will rank the artists in order of preference. CT Folk’s Board of Directors, taking the audience feedback into consideration, will select the musicians invited to perform at the 2019 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo.  Auditions night performers will receive a $50 honorarium (total per group).

Musicians selected to perform at the April 5th 2019 CT Folk Auditions Night will be notified of their status no later than March 15th 2019.

Download the Auditions information flyer (PDF format)

The Selection Process

A committee will review the submissions — typically more than 75 — and invite 8 of the applicants to perform for 10 minutes before an audience on Auditions Night. The audience, using CT Folk’s feedback sheet, will write comments and will rank the artists in order of preference. CT Folk’s Board of Directors, taking the audience feedback into consideration, will select the musicians invited to perform at the 2019 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo.  Auditions night performers will receive a $50 honorarium (total per group).

The 2018 Finalists

Plywood Cowboy
Ric Allendorf
DB Rielly
Cold Weather Company
Crowe’s Pasture
Auguste and Alden
Parkway South
Red No. 5