The deadline is coming up this Sunday, June 12, to submit applications to the 2016 New Voices Emerging Artists Showcase. Designed to introduce Golden Link audiences to emerging local and regional acoustic folk musicians, New Voices is a juried competition, sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music.
Winners will be invited to perform a 20-minute set on the main stage at Golden Link’s 45th Turtle Hill Folk Festival, during the day on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 4–5:30 pm. Applicants may be solo artists or groups.
While there is no compensation for this showcase, selected participants will be included in Festival publicity, listed in the program book, and receive full admission to the Festival. Additionally, participants may sell their CDs and merchandise at the Festival store.
The “Audience Favorite” (selected at the concert) will have the opportunity to perform during Sunday afternoon’s Grand Finale concert. The audience favorite from the 2015 New Voices showcase, The Brothers Blue (pictured), was invited back to perform on one of the Golden Link monthly concerts in March 2016. Several other bands were offered an opportunity to perform a concert at Bernunzio’s.