Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival 2022
Backwoods Beat Festival is a weekend of music and arts in beautiful Sparta, North Carolina
honoring and memorializing the late T.J. Worthington, a local artist, writer, and music supporter.
Please complete and submit the application below.
If you prefer a printed application, click the button provided.
Since 2017, The Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival has centered around two well-know musical headliners. They conduct singing, songwriting, and performance workshops on Saturday. the headliners then perform in the evening to sold out crowds at Muddy Creek Music Hall.
The day of the show we have many singer-songwriters performing at various venues, most of which are within walking distance. A free shuttle is provided.
Dilly Dally Alley is our wonderfully immersive children's music and arts activity area adjacent to the show's boundary.
A vigorous marketing campaign for Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival is in place and has been growing since our inception.
In 2019, we expanded our scope to include a juried art show, with a boutique of 27 juried artisans. We are looking for no more than 50 artisans of the highest quality of work and presentation for our annual event.
The jury will be comprised of artists, gallery owners, and Arts Council board members. All applicants will be juried t assure the highest quality of work and presentation. There will also be a limited number of invited artists to help ensure a cohesive event.
Please do not send your booth fees along with your application and application fee. Once our jury process is complete, you will be emailed our decision and information for submitting the booth fee will be provided. See IMPORTANT dates below.
CHECK IN AND SET UP
Setup and check-in will begin at 7:00am. Set up and break down instruction will be included with acceptance information.
Thank you for your interest in participating in Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival. To help ensure exhibit/exhibitor quality, we have established some rules and regulations. To participate in our event, you MUST consent to the following:
Application & Booth Info
Mail completed application, $20 application fee, and photos to: Alleghany Arts Council • PO Box 962 • Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany Arts Council
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Alleghany Arts Council • PO Box 962 • Sparta, NC 28675 • 336-209-0475
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