NWSS Band Competition

Band Competition Application

Band Competition

Welcome to our online Band Competition Application. Here you are able to electronically fill out the application and submit your band's music. Please fill out the form below and upload your music (mp3 files only). OR, if you prefer the old fashioned way, you can download this Band Competition Application and mail it along with a demo CD to:

NWSS-Band Competition
1435 Yarmouth Ave Ste 106
Boulder, CO 80304

Questions? Contact skye@stringsummit.com

The 2014 Northwest String Summit will again feature a band competition on Friday afternoon.


1) Entry Forms must be received by April 18, 2014. Online application below. Four finalists will be chosen by the week of May 12, 2014 and all will be notified.
2) The competition will take place on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 3-4PM.
3) Each band will perform for 10 - 15 minutes on the main stage.
4) A lottery will determine the order in which bands perform.
5) Each performing band member in the competition will receive admission into the festival free of charge.
6) Each band must be present for a pre-competition meeting held backstage one hour before the competition begins. Time is TBD.
7) Judges for the competition will include members of Yonder Mountain String Band and the String Summit staff.
8) The band finishing in first place will receive an offer to perform the opening spot on Sunday of this years festival and at next year’s Northwest String Summit festival.
9) Each band in the competition will be permitted to sell their CD’s and other goods at the Band Merchandise area.
10) Single mic ONLY, acoustic instruments only (no DI, no drums).