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Rising Stars Challenge

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All applicants will have their videos shown to the public on Blue Highway Fest Youtube Channel with seven of the eight finalists chosen by a panel of judges, and one of the finalists being the “People’s Choice” finalist, chosen by online voting. 

There will be eight finalists chosen with an elimination round that will be a live performance at Blue Highway Fest 2024 on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2024, with four applicants chosen for a live performance on Thursday Oct. 10, 2024. The final two applicants will perform live at Blue Highway Fest 2024 on Friday Oct. 11, 2024. The winner will then perform live on Saturday Oct. 12, 2024 at Blue Highway Fest 2024.  

Application Deadline

April 15, 2024
(No application fee required)

Date

October 9 – 12, 2024

Location

Blue Highway Fest Youtube and
Blue Highway Fest 2024 in Big Stone Gap, VA

Thank you for participating in the Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge”! We are excited to have you showcase your musical talent at our festival.

Please complete the following application to be considered for this opportunity.

Name of Person Submitting Application:(Required)
Address:(Required)
Provide Youtube links to 2 videos featuring 2 songs (1 cover and 1 original) of your performance. Links must be to Youtube.
Must be a Youtube link
Must be a Youtube link
If any artist/band member is under 18, please provide the parent/guardian's name and contact information:

Terms and Conditions:

By submitting this application, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge”, including availability for rehearsal(s) and performance(s) on the specified date(s). You also agree that any/all photos and/or videos taken during the Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge” and/or Blue Highway Fest 2024 may be used by applicant(s) and Blue Highway Fest for promotional purposes.

You will be contacted via email, text and/or phone call to the telephone number and/or email address you have provided, if you are selected to participate.

Important Notes:

All participants must be available for a live remote rehearsal before Blue Highway Fest 2024 if you are one of the eight finalists chosen to perform live at Blue Highway Fest 2024.

Hotel accommodations and/or RV camping with tickets for Blue Highway Fest 2024 will be made available to the eight finalists chosen to perform at Blue Highway Fest 2024.

If you are selected to perform at Blue Highway Fest 2024, you will receive further information regarding your performance time and other details.

Blue Highway Fest and Big Stone Gap, VA reserve the right to: (1) exclude any applicant from participation at any stage of the Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge”; and, (2) make changes to the lineup, schedule, or any other part of Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge” at any time.

We look forward to reviewing your application, video links and hope to see you at the Blue Highway Fest 2024 “Rising Stars Challenge”!

Thank you for your application!