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2019 Labor Day Weekend Music Festival - Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications

2019 Labor Day Weekend Music Festival

RFQ RELEASE DATE:    Monday, June 24, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:    Friday, July 19, 2019

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES:    August 31 – September 1, 2019; 7:00 - 10:00 pm


ARTIST HONORARIUM:    Varies; Up to $1000 For Solo Performances, Up to $5000 For Gorup Performances

Applicants should read through the entire Request for Qualifications (RFQ) prior to submitting an application.

The LDW Music Festival is a two-night musical concert event held at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, August 31 and September 1, 2019. Admission is free and open to the public.

Now in its fourth year, the Festival showcases the diversity of DC’s local music scene as a part of Mayor Bowser’s 202Creates initiative. By featuring artists working in different musical styles and genres over the course of Labor Day Weekend, the Festival is a demonstration of the depth and breadth of our local musical talent.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites musical artists/groups working in all genres and styles of music to apply to be considered for inclusion in the Festival. Applicants must be aged 18 or older and reside in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area (i.e., within a 30 mile radius of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC); preference will be given to those artists residing in Washington, DC. Selected artists will receive an honorarium, up to $1,000 for solo artists and up to
$5,000 for groups, and will be expected to perform approximately 30 to 45 minutes of live music.

Applications must be submitted online via SlideRoom.

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM EDT

For additional information or assistance, please contact Jeffrey Scott, CAH Chief of External Affairs at [email protected] or 202-724-5613.