HillBilly Days & The Billy Johnson Stage Booking
It’s that time of year again. HillBilly Days 2016 is coming up and we are getting ready to work on the Billy Johnson Stage Band Booking. Each year 60 to 70 local and regional acts contact us about playing. Unfortunately we only have around 15 to 20 openings on the schedule. We work hard to make the most of the entertainment and try to keep a variety of music on the schedule.
So 70 acts and 20 slots….. how can we try to fill these time slots without some bands feeling left out or frustrated that they didn’t get to play? Well honestly we just can’t. I wish we could but we have enough bands every year for a 6 or 7 day festival.
This year we are going to try something new….something that will completely randomize the selection process and take the arduous task of putting bands on the schedule while hoping we don’t have the inevitable emails or complaint that “my band didn’t get picked” During the month of March we are going to allow bands to send in requests to play and March 31st we will draw names out of a hat. Just for kicks we are going to film the drawing and post the video on this page at 8pm. If your band is picked we will contact you and begin the process of trying to fit everyone in. Just for full disclosure we will do an initial “weeding” out process to make sure the quality of the entertainment is up to par with previous years. We are looking for entertaining gigging bands and performers to make our stage the best it can be! Our local Eastern KY talent never lets us down. When you contact us about playing be prepared to send me the following.
- Band Name
- Contact info including phone number
- Link to at least audio of your band or solo act performing. Video’s would be great.
PLEASE Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or msg me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BT-Media-Group-149199691800742/
about playing during HillBilly Days 2016!
Thanks and Good Luck!