June 11-13, 2021

at the riverfront

2021 Columbus Arts Festival Music Application

The Columbus Arts Festival is recognized as one of the top visual arts festivals in the country, consisting of hundreds of juried artists from all across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Quality food and beverages, hands-on arts activities for the entire family and three major performance stages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event. Approximately 450,000 people attend the Festival each year. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 14 at 5:00 PM.

The Festival Music Committee will review all submitted materials. Applicants will be notified in March if selected to perform.

Three (3) audio tracks and one (1) video link will be required with your application.

NOTE: Drum sets, pianos/keyboards, instrument amps, etc., may be provided by the Festival. Professional technical support and stage management provided.

Applications must be received by Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

* indicates required field

If selected, necessary materials will be mailed to this address.

Registration confirmation will be sent to this address.


To avoid scheduling conflicts, please let us know if any members of this group are associated with other bands also applying to the 2021 Columbus Arts Festival:

* Availability
Please indicate below times you are available to perform. Sets are generally 60 minutes with 15 minute transitions between acts. Please give us as many options as possible to maximize your chances of being selected to perform.

(control + click to add more than one time per day)

Friday, June 11, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

* Brief Bio / Noteworthy Performances
Please include brief information about how your band should be introduced on stage

* We understand that the Columbus Arts Festival is an outdoor event which is open to the public. Any material or dialog that might be considered objectionable to parents of children will be edited from our performance piece.