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Festival Auditions

Audition for the 2020 CT Folk Festival & Green Expo

Two performance slots for the 2020 CT Folk Festival & Green Expo are for musicians selected through our audition process. 

Applicants must be able to perform in New Haven on April 3rd, 2020 and, if selected for the festival lineup, on September 12th, 2020 at the CT Folk Fest. *

Interested folk musicians (solo-artists or groups) from New England, as well as from New York and New Jersey, may apply for free by submitting a video of one song to

***The Application timeline has been extended!!!***

Videos must be submitted no later than February 28th, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  

THE SELECTION PROCESS: A committee will review the submissions (typically more than 75), and invite 8 of the applicants to perform for 10-12 minutes before an audience on Auditions Night. The audience, using CT Folk’s feedback sheet, will write comments and 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 2020 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo.  Auditions night performers will receive a $50 honorarium (total per group).

Musicians selected to perform at the April 3rd 2020 CT Folk Auditions Night will be notified of their status no later than March 16th, 2020.

*The CT Folk Festival & Green Expo is one-day event, featuring great music throughout the day and evening, the largest Green Expo in CT including handmade artisans, Kids Zone, beer & wine garden, food trucks + more.

Download the Auditions information flyer (PDF format)

2019 Auditions Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 auditions winners, who performed at last year’s CT Folk Festival:  Quarter Horse and Christine Sweeney!

Please visit their websites to learn more:

Information regarding CT Folk’s upcoming
Grassy Hill Song-writing Competition
is available here