With over 30 performances and 5 stages, the Doylestown Arts Festival has cultivated a strong connection to the local music scene. We are proud to feature acts that range from nationally-acclaimed performers to student groups. There is a $5 donation to apply, which helps us cover our application costs.
The Doylestown Arts Festival is a juried event. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Due to the large amount of requests we receive, not all can be responded to. Inquires and applications sent via email or phone call will not be considered. All applicants must apply using our submission form.
The weekend features 5 stages with over 30 acts of live music. Each of our stages include a protective tent, raised stage floor, and professional sound systems with dedicated techs. Performances are intentionally staggered to provide a well-rounded experience for the entire festival.
All groups will be provided with detail instructions leading up to the festival, including a point of contact for the weekend. All groups are encouraged to arrive 1 hour before performances. Your point of contact will help you locate parking and will direct stage crew helpers to you. Parking may be limited and several blocks from your stage. Our volunteers will help you navigate the crowds and locate your stage. Please try to arrive in as few vehicles as possible to make logistics easier.
Volunteer stage crew members will also assist your group in getting back to your vehicles following your performance. Allot at least 30 minutes to depart after you break down the stage as volunteers are limited.
All groups will be expected to provide a stage plot, equipment list, and any other relevant information so our sound crews can properly prepare for your performance. All sound systems are provided by the festival, so groups do not need to bring their own sound equipment. All groups are expected to arrive on time. Arriving late may result in your performance being cancelled.
Our festival goes on, rain or shine! In the rare and unfortunate case of extreme weather we would cancel the affected day(s). We are not able to have a rain date due to the location and permits of our festival.
If groups cancel or do not arrive for their performance no booking fees will be paid by the festival. If the festival is cancelled, booking fees will be paid to performers.
The Applicant hereby agrees to allow the Doylestown Arts Festival, as well as its partners and volunteers, to use supplied and published information and/or artwork to promote the festival. The Applicant understands that no refunds are available. The Applicant agrees to follow the terms and rules supplied by the organizers leading up to the event. Failure to meet any of these terms will result in withdrawal from the festival. The Applicant agrees to assume all liability for and indemnify Doylestown Business and Community Alliance DBA Discover Doylestown, the Doylestown Arts Festival, and their respective members/volunteers/partners from and against any and all claims, with loss of life, personal injury, and or property damage, theft, arising from or out of installation, setup, operation and dismantling of exhibit. This release applies to all employees, partners, and volunteers associated with the stated organizations.
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