Local Musicians: Apply to Perform at the FOLD Festival

Nile Rodgers.
Nile Rodgers.
Nile Rodgers.

East End Arts has announced a special opportunity for musicians to apply for the chance to perform at the FOLD Music Festival, curated by Nile Rodgers, scheduled for August 12, 13, 14, at Martha Clara Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island. Bands and solo musicians are invited to submit a three to five-minute performance video web-link for consideration to have the chance to be selected to perform on stage at the FOLD Festival in August 2016. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for emerging Long Island artists to perform on the same stage as Grammy Award-winning, international talent at the 2016 FOLD Music Festival, including Bette Midler; Earth, Wind & Fire; CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers; KC & The Sunshine Band; The Village People; DNCE featuring Joe Jonas; and many more.

Each day of the FOLD Festival, one Long Island solo artist and one Long Island band will be invited to perform two songs. Selected artists must be self-contained (have all equipment). A committee of music professionals will screen submissions. The final bands/soloists who will perform on stage at the FOLD Festival will be select by music legend and Mr. Rodgers, multi Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, founding member of CHIC, founder of the FOLD Festival, and co-founder/chairman of We Are Family Foundation. All applicants must be age 18 and over to be considered. There is a submission fee of $30 per application. This project is a collaborative effort between East End Arts and the FOLD Festival. Application deadline is Sunday, June 26.

“I am so glad to be partnering with East End Arts and their mission of community enrichment through the arts and education,” said Mr. Rodgers. “One universal language unites us all, and that is, The Arts. That is why East End Arts is a prime example of what I believe and stand for. Join me in supporting this wonderful organization and together, through the arts, we can make our world a better place.”

“I’m loving that Nile Rodgers has opened the door of opportunity to Long Island musicians to perform at the FOLD Festival, demonstrating his commitment to up-and-coming artists,”

Pat Snyder, East End Arts Executive Director said. “This project is perfectly in sync with the mission of East End Arts to support and nurture artistic talent.”

For more information, visit eastendarts.org.