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Details

Offer

At least three (3) ReverbNation solo artists and/or bands will be selected to perform at the Barefoot Country Music Fest (BCMF). BCMF is an outdoor country music festival located on the beach in Wildwood, NJ, and takes place June 19–21, 2020. Carrie Underwood is the first headliner announced with more to follow.

Additional Details

  • Ten (10) solo artists and/or bands from anywhere in the United States will be selected for entry into a fan voting round
    • The artist or band with the most fan votes will perform at Barefoot Country Music Fest
  • Twenty (20) regional solo artists and/or bands will be selected for entry into a fan voting round, exclusive for regional artists
    • Eight (8) top regional artists from the fan voting round will move on to a live battle of the bands performance that will be held in 2 different cities; Wildwood, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA
      • One (1) live battle “winner” from each city will perform at Barefoot Country Music Fest

Selection Criteria

  • Desired genres include Americana, Country, Pop-Country, Bluegrass, and Blues
  • Submission must include a complete press kit with live video, artist bio, original songs, and a high-resolution press photo

Fan Voting & Live Battle Details

Fan Participation Round (March 23–April 10, 2020)

Non-Regional

  • A team of music industry professionals will select ten (10) ReverbNation artists and/or bands from anywhere in the United States for an online battle of the bands hosted by Barefoot Country Music Fest
  • Fans will vote for their favorite artists
  • The one (1) act from outside of the NJ, NY, PA region with the most votes will perform at Barefoot Country Music Fest

Regional

  • A team of music industry professionals will select at least ten (10) ReverbNation artists for each of the two (2) cities hosting live battles (20 total regional artists)
  • Fans will vote for their favorite artists
  • The four (4) regional acts from each of the two (2) cities hosting the live battles (8 total regional artists) will advance to the live performance round

Regional Live Performance Rounds (April 13–May 8, 2020)

  • Shows will be hosted in each of the two (2) cities (venue, and additional details to be announced)
  • The live battle will be single-elimination
  • Performance sets will be 40 minutes
  • A panel of judges will determine the winner in each city
  • One (1) artist from each city will be selected by May 11, 2020, to perform at the Barefoot Country Music Fest

    Accepting submissions through March 9, 2020

Eligibility & Terms

  • All artists must be 21 years of age or older to enter
  • All artists must be U.S. residents
  • Artist must own 100% of the rights to the submitted songs and any submitted images
  • No covers and no third party samples are permitted
  • No artist may be an employee, agent, officer, or immediate family member of Barefoot Country Music Fest, its sponsors and advertising agencies, or its affiliates
  • All submission materials and band names must be kept in line with Barefoot Country Music Fest’s positive image. Barefoot Country Music Fest has absolute discretion, without limitation, to determine if submission materials or artists names contain offensive or defamatory items
  • In the event any member of a band is not eligible or is disqualified, then the entire band will be disqualified
Location Price Event Date Time To Submit Ending
Artists/Bands from Philadelphia, PA Region Free Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 42 days left Submit
Artists/Bands from the United States Free Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 42 days left Submit
Artists/Bands from the Wildwood, NJ Region Free Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 42 days left Submit
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