Artist Submissions

We accept artist outreach throughout the year, however we book this festival a year in advance. We have both local and international artists playing the festival.

The Festival is a curated event that doesn’t accept unsolicited submissions. We remain curious and interested in hearing new music.  Remember, this is a bluegrass festival!!

If you’d like to get on our radar:

Send an email to with:

• your band/artist/agency name in the header. If you represent several, include them in one email

• a short bio and link to streamed music and 1- 2 key videos that exemplify your live performance

• please no attachments or download links - keep everything in the body of the email, including streamed music and links to bios/materials

The Festival can’t cover flight costs, so a late July Western Canadian tour and/or travel support make a possible play here more economically feasible for artists and us.

Please don’t add us to your newsletter lists.

We have a mind-boggling number of enticing options for very few spots, so we are only able to include a small percentage of artists who might fit here/want to perform here. We appreciate your interest in our festival. We will be in touch if we’re able to make an offer.

© 2019 Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival

  • White Spotify Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White YouTube Icon