The 2020 festival is from January 15th to the 26th.
Performers can sign up here for main stage performances, dances, and folk week events. Please make a single submission for each performer combination for all events. (Performers in multiple bands or proposing multiple works may need to make additional submissions.)
Main Stage events at UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium are in the evenings starting at 7:00 pm, and weekend afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The concerts are free and all performances with the exception of the headliner are voluntary and at the discretion of the board and designated volunteers. Since evening sets are popular, being willing to play an afternoon set maximizes your chances of a Main Stage booking. Sets are limited to 15 minutes, including set-up (usually 2-3 minutes).
Folk Week events are distributed throughout Anchorage and Eagle River and are dependent upon venue availability. If you are interested in such a performance, please indicate so on your application and someone will be in touch once venues are arranged. These performances are typically not directly supported by sound crews and AFF representatives, so please plan to be self-sufficient if you sign up for a Folk Week event.
Dances are typically held on the weekends at offsite venues. Sets are typically 45 minutes. It is helpful for our organizers if you can describe the type of music and typical dance style for your genre.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 1, 2019.
ALL FORMS RECEIVED AFTER NOVEMBER 1 WILL BE PLACED ON A STANDBY LIST