Performers wishing to be considered for Lansing JazzFest or Michigan BluesFest 2020 in September:
Submissions begin in October
By June 1: e-mail your submission to or .
Include a link to a website/online EPK (electronic press kit) which offers:
Bios of key performers and performance history of the act
Video samples (complete songs/pieces) of music representative of what you would perform at our festival — meaning the same lineup (number of musicians, instruments etc.) as you would perform with. The samples should be streaming; no download required.
Keep in mind that due to COVID-19 issues contracts are subject to date changes, cancellation, or renegotiation. We may even consider virtual options.
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To view lists of performers from the years 2002 through 2019, click here. Recent years offer band bios by clicking on their names.
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