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We love showing off our regional talent who have worked hard to craft their performances and develop their skills to the next level. Having an opportunity to perform with some of the nation's biggest acts is often a great way to learn and grow even more. This is one of the best parts of what we do.

Would you like to perform on the Foothills Fall Festival Stage?

We are looking for rising stars from the state of Tennessee (preferably from East Tennessee) to open the festival each day. It's a great opportunity to perform in front of thousands of your newest potential fans! This opportunity is for local acts only.

Applications for this year's event are due April 1. Any applications received after the deadline will be considered next year. We do not return applications.

Send your press kit - a CD, a bio (please include any venues with large audiences for which you have performed,) and any "youtube" or similar links with samples of your performances and any other information which will be helpful for us to see your work.

Address to send kit:

Foothills Fall Festival Entertainment
404 W Broadway Ave
Maryville, TN 37801


Applicants will be rated on the following:

 - Professionalism

 - Vocal and Instrumental Skill

 - Quality of Performance (Usually through video links or actual attended performances)

 - Family friendly stage presentation and reputation

 - Ability to entertain on a large stage

 - Genre and its fit with the festival content 

Please note: Applications, band websites & social media, and communications with festival personnel and committee volunteers are included in our "Professionalism" criteria. 

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