King Biscuit Blues Festival Emerging Artist Competition
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Deadline: Sep 1, 2004 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

King Biscuit Blues Festival, ranked as one of the Top 10 Music Events by, is one of the largest blues music events in the country, with average annual attendance of 85,000 over three days. There are 85 showcase slots available with at least seven slots one slot on the main stage and six slots on the Emerging Artist Stage reserved exclusively for Sonicbids artists.The King Biscuit Blues Festival is where the legends play, and emerging artists pay their dues.

Artists are competing for $750 cash prize, a record deal from recording of their performance, inclusion on a King Biscuit Blues Festival CD and guarantee of featured artist performance at following years festival.

Recognized as one of the premier live music events, the 19th annual festival will be held in Helena, Arkansas along the historic main street with stages spread along the streets and levee along the Mississippi River from October 7-9, 2004.

Past event performers include Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Ike Turner, Solomon Burke, Levon Helm (of The Band), North Mississippi Allstars, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musslewhite and Blind Boys of Alabama. Event Sponsors include Isle of Capri Casino, Delta Cultural Center, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Sonicbids.

Genres accepted include blues, gospel and blues influenced music.

How to send your bands submission - click here