If you're a singer, rapper, dancer, musician, poet, are in a band or have an amazing talent that you'd like an opportunity to showcase you're in the right place!


Each year, the Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas puts on Charlotte's favorite cultural festival with festival attendees numbering in the THOUSANDS!!

Throughout its 20+ year history, the Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas has proudly showcased the area’s established and rising star entertainers. This could be your opportunity!


Grow your social media presence, increase your visibility, and show the Carolinas what you can do! Interested parties should fill out the application and submit their application fee via the Paypal link below.


Your application will not be considered without the application fee ($20), and a COMPLETED application.


You can fill out the application online below (preferred method for processing time). Alternatively, you can download the application and requirements below and return your application/application fee by mail, or in person.


Serious applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Have a current EPK/Media Kit. If you don't have one, you can still submit an application.

  • Have an active social media following. If you don't use social media you can still submit an application.

  • Have videos of prior performances. If you don't have any video, you can still submit an application.

  • Have a DETAILED set list with a general idea of how long your performance will be.

  • Must be able to perform without profanity or vulgar content

Entertainer's Application

If your application to perform is approved:

You are expected to arrive no later than one hour before your scheduled performance time. We realize there will always be delays in a festival situation, but we seek to keep the stages active and on time as much as humanly possible. Use the time you have to assemble individual performance rigs (i.e. drum kits, keyboard stands, effect boards, etc) and inform the festival sound person of any special needs you have for your performance.

You are responsible for the equipment you bring. There are a lot of people at these festivals. Do not leave your instruments or support equipment unguarded.

Be mindful of your performance. Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is a family-friendly, arts-oriented festival with many people in attendance. If your performance is vulgar or offensive, our sound engineers, as well as any representative of the Juneteenth Festsival of the Carolinas, has the authority to end your performance, no refund will be issued and you will be barred from consideration for future festivals.

Confirmations will be sent out May 28th, 2019

*PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE asking about the status of your submission. If you or your artist is selected we will make contact. Thank you for your interest!

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