Dreyfest is back for its sixth installment, Julia-Louis Dreyfest 2018, this August in downtown Billings, Montana. This year we have slightly altered the name of the festival due to certain unfortunate allegations against our former namesake. But the name "Dreyfest" has become so synonymous with this event that we felt this was the perfect opportunity to honor a badass woman while still keeping part of the original name.
We are looking for musicians, comedians, poets, visual artists, and craftspeople for this year’s fest, and will be accepting submissions until May 1. Before submitting, you should know a couple things about the fest:
1). Set times are 30 minutes for bands, with 5 minutes MAX for setup and tear down. Comedians and poets will receive information about their performance arrangements closer to the festival. Visual art is displayed in a variety of ways at the different venues depending on the type of art. Craftspeople will set up at this year's new event, the Dreyfest Bazaar-B-Que.
2). Traveling acts will receive at least $50 for gas and expenses (we will pay more as the budget permits). You will also have the opportunity to sell your merchandise. Julia Louis-Dreyfest is entirely not-for-profit, so local acts play for free to support the fest and venues provide their services free of charge. We realize that $50 is not truly enough to travel this far out of the way, but we also put a big emphasis on this being a really cool community event and would be stoked to have you as a part of it!
UPDATE: Submissions for all but craftspeople are closed. Please hit us up next year!
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