Please fill in as many fields as you can so we can fully review your submission.
Make sure your page(s) are as up to date as possible with current photo(s), music, videos, etc.
We will review your submission and contact you via the information you provide to us, so please make sure it is accurate.
TIP: When filling out the URL fields, we recommend that you navigate to your pages (i.e. Facebook Artist Page, your own website, YouTube Channel etc) and copy-paste the URL into the designated fields to ensure there are no typos or incorrect link paths.
That’s it! Thank you for submitting, we look forward to reviewing your material.
I DO NOT HAVE A WEB PRESENCE TO SUBMIT. MAY I SUBMIT A PHYSICAL PRESS KIT?
Absolutely! Just include the following:
- 1 Contact Sheet including ALL of the following: Contact Name, Phone Number, Email Address, Street or PO Box Mailing Address, Band website(s) (please include at least Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, .com if applicable)
- 1 Short biography of the band
- 2 Copies of your music on CD or USB drive (remove shrink wrap please)
- 1 8×10 Black and White photo of the band
- Any press clippings, record reviews, interviews, etc
- 1 Check or Money Order for $15 made payable to DIRT FEST
ATTN: DIRT FEST
PO BOX 87
FRANKENMUTH, MI 48734
Keep in mind a press kit is essentially your band’s resume or First Impression to any promoter. A professional press kit (including photos, biography, 3-song sampler, full length album, links to websites) allows you to present any information you’d like and put that right in front of the person who will decide whether or not they’d like to work with you. The more effort you put into your press kit, the better the impression you leave. It’s a testament to how seriously you take your band, and how strong your work ethic is. Not to mention the fact that once you assemble your press kit to meet Dirt Fest’s requirements, you’ll have that for use when approaching any other promoter, label owner, etc. In other words, if you don’t have a press kit yet you kill multiple birds with one stone by making one for Dirt Fest!
WHY DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT?
We are eager to find out what YOUR band is all about! We want you to put your best foot forward and get us excited about your music, your fan base, your live show, etc. Show us how great of a band you are so we can put you on the same bill as the great national acts Dirt Fest is proud to host!
WHY IS THERE A FEE?
Giving a fair review of an artist’s material takes at least 15-30 minutes per band. We listen to your songs, visit your websites, read your press reviews; basically evaluate you overall. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of bands submit each year and every submission is carefully reviewed by our staff and then given to Dirt Fest’s promoters Matt Dalton and Andy Dalton for final consideration. The fee covers costs such as our Submission Staff’s time and postage related to subsequent correspondence.
DOES SUBMITTING GUARANTEE I WILL PERFORM AT DIRT FEST?
It does not guarantee that you will be selected, but it puts you in the running. We have a limited amount of stage time to allow for independent artists, so we have to be selective. Bands are chosen based on a number of factors including presentation of press kit, quality of recording, quality of performance, and other criteria. However, we understand that not everyone has the same resources and opportunities as everyone else so we take many things into consideration and promise to give your band a thorough review and sporting chance. We have been in bands ourselves that started out with limited resources, and we worked up doing things like tour the world, so we understand what it’s like to be in your shoes. Afterall, the reason we started Dirt Fest was to help our own bands and our friends bands have an opportunity to get bigger. Now our focus is to put on a big show and help bring your band to the next level!
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO HEAR BACK FROM DIRT FEST?
Sometimes hearing back from us can take anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the number of submissions we have to go through at any given time. You will ALWAYS hear back from us whether the answer is a yes or a no. We at Dirt Fest pride ourselves on communication, and we won’t leave you wondering. If the answer is yes, we will move forward with you, and if the answer is no, we are happy to let you know why we felt it wasn’t right and offer some tips for future consideration!