Perform at Fire & Water: Apply Today!

We are now accepting applications from performers who would like to be a part of the 2017 Fire & Water Music Festival (August 4 – 6), as well as our winter concert series. From roots to rock, bluegrass to jazz, traditional to experimental, world to cultural traditional, opera to spoken word. As long as its original, pure, and sincere, we are interested in hearing it. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be just music.
Just starting out? Give us a try. We review all applications and are more than happy to give our young artists a chance to shine.

For those who have played before and think you don’t need to reapply to be rehired, that is not the case. We’ve hired more bands over the years than you can count. In past years we have received upwards of 500 applications. Given this, our assumption is that if you are interested in playing, you will apply.

We are also sourcing performers for a mid July show. In this case we are specifically looking for performers who specialize in historic and contemporary culturally based music, and or presentations which reflect not only the lives of early Canadian populations, but recent immigrants as well.

Apply today by completing the online application form. Applications for the 2017 festival will be accepted until Early July, 2017. Keep in mind that most hiring decisions are made by early April.

Part 1: Band Information

Band Name (required)

Genre (required)

Number of People in the Band (required)

Name of Contact Person (required)

Contact Person's Phone Number (required)

Contact Person's Email (required)

Where is the band from? City/Town and Province (required)

Part 2: Your Social Media

Let us know where we can find you online so we can get to know you better and check out your music.

Band's Website Address

Band's Facebook Link

Band's YouTube Link

Band's SoundCloud Link

Additional Social Media Links
Please include any additional social media links you would like us to know about and share with our fans.

Part 3: Band Bio Information

Tell us a bit about the band. This information will help us get to know you a bit. If you are hired to perform at Fire & Water Music Festival, this information will also be used for our promotional materials such as the website and program.

How would you describe your music for the public if they have never seen you perform before? (required)

Band Bio (required)
Please supply us with a band bio of at least 50 words that tells us about the band. This could include information such as the band's history, notable performances, previous or upcoming CD/EP releases, or an insight into what your music is about.

Band Picture (required)
Please supply us with an image of the band to include with our promotional materials. Accepted files: JPEG not to exceed 2MB

Band Stage Plot (required)
Please supply us with a stage plot so that we can ensure our sound crew can make all the necessary arrangements for you. Accepted files: JPEG or PDF not to exceed 2MB

Part 4: Type of Events

The Fire & Water Music Festival is hosting a series of events in 2017. Please let us know which of our events you would like to be considered for. Choose any that apply.(required)

Fire & Water Music Festival (August 4, 5, & 6 2017)Heritage Event (July 14, 2017 - historic and contemporary culturally based music)House Concerts (We'll work with you to select a date)Concert Series Fundraising Events (We'll work with you to select a date)

Your application to play at the Fire & Water Music Festival will be reviewed by the Artistic Direction Committee. Due to the large number of applications received, we respond only to those we are interested in pursuing.