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submit for a chance to play the festival 

Calling all up-and-coming artists.

The Pleasantville Music Festival is New York's Backyard Jam. So we're looking for bands from all over New York's Backyard and beyond. Each year, we reserve a few slots for up-and-coming talent. Bands and soloists. Artists that can help us party, and artists that can help us chill. If you're interested, and you think you have what it takes, now's your chance to throw your name into consideration.

Here's what you need to do:

ZZ Ward © 2012 Lynda Shenkman Curtis

ZZ Ward © 2012 Lynda Shenkman Curtis

  1. Send us links to your music. A website or music or video pages so we can listen to you online. (No files, please.)  
  2. Tell us something about your band. An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) or bio , including places you've played
  3. Let us know where and when you're playing locally in the upcoming months. If we're interested after listening to a band online, we like to watch them in person
  4. Send us some contact information, so we can reach you if we're interested. Of course, if you have all the above information on a band website, that's ideal. Just let us know

Send all your links and info to our official submission e-mail address; music@pleasantvillemusicfestival.com

This is the only way to get a chance to play the Festival. As volunteers, we do not take phone calls or private inquiries. 

here's What we'll do:

Once you contact us, you will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your submission. Because we get hundreds of submissions and only have a handful of spots available, we cannot contact everyone personally or entertain "how's it going" inquiries. The review process takes months, so we will be busy. If we are interested, we will contact you and talk about where you might fit into our line-up. 

Good luck!