Stage Too! Showcase
Performer applications are open for 2024!
Would you like to perform at Ossipee? We’d love to have you perform at Ossipee!
Set among the pines in a shady grove, Stage TOO! is home to Ossipee’s showcase of up and coming artists from New England and beyond. The showcase features but is not limited to a variety of musical styles, including roots, americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass, jazz, celtic, blues, soul, classical, country, traditional world or indigenous, appalachian or string band music.
The Stage TOO! Showcase gives performers a beautiful spot to engage with a festival audience in a more intimate setting. Performers are primarily acoustic (electric support allowed), and play instruments or sing (no loops/sampling or overdubs).
The showcase takes place on the Friday and Saturday of the music festival, and a spot in the showcase is unpaid.
Performer submissions for a spot in the 2024 Stage TOO! Showcase will be accepted through May 1st. Selected performers will be notified on a rolling basis through May 15th.
Please apply for a spot in the 2024 Stage TOO! showcase at the bottom of this page.*
* Please note we do not accept submissions for the Maine Stage or other performance spots at the Festival. Only submissions for a spot in the Stage TOO! Showcase will be accepted.
Performer submissions for a spot in the Stage TOO! Showcase are accepted through May 1st each year.
Performers must play instruments or sing (no loops/sampling or overdubs), and perform music in the genres of roots, americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass, jazz, celtic, blues, soul, classical, country, traditional world or indigenous, appalachian or string band music (We don’t book death metal punk, sorry!)
It is preferred that you to submit a video, but we will also accept an Mp3 recording. This MUST be a single, live take–no studio recording, it MUST include the people that will be performing at the festival and be representative of what your live show will sound like.
Please include your contact information and list all band members in the application comments.
We are getting over 150 submissions a year for 12 or so spots in the showcase. We hope to respond to all submissions. Accepted performers will be notified by May 15th and the lineup will be posted on our socials and website by June 1st.
Accepted performers will be notified on a rolling basis through May 15th.
45 minute set on Friday or Saturday of the festival between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
Professional sound crew.
Merch area with 100% of merch sales to the artist.
Full four-day pass to attend the festival (camping included, RV hookups not included)
Bottled water and snacks backstage.
Listing in the festival program, website, and socials (please let us know if you have a tag).