Performing at the Festival

HOW TO BE CONSIDERED AS A LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL ARTIST

For over 37 years, the Lowell Folk Festival has hosted an amazing array of the finest traditional artists authentically representing local, national, and global cultures. 

The first consideration for selecting artists is guided by the following criteria as defined by the National Endowment for the Arts:

The folk and traditional arts are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnic heritage, cultural mores, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These vital and constantly reinvigorated artistic traditions are shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community, through demonstration, conversation, and practice. Genres of artistic activity include, but are not limited to, music, dance, crafts, and oral expression.

If you meet the definition above and are interested in applying to be considered as a festival artist, please click button below to apply to be a performer at the 2024 Lowell Folk Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a New England based band please email us at lowellfolkfest@gmail with the subject line “Local Band”