Friday Night Blues Jam applications

The Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival Friday Night Blues Jam is an opportunity for keen amateur solo musicians and outfits to get up and play a short set to an enthusiastic blues festival crowd.

Acts are judged on several aspects of their performances, and are in the running for several prizes including weekend festival passes and a paid set at the Blues Café on the Saturday night.

Participants are encouraged to invite other artists up to jam with them (eg a singer/guitarist might invite a drummer and harp player to enhance their performance) – this can also serve to increase their score in the competition. The spirit of this event is a “jam” and “blues”, but artists are also judged on such aspects as their presentation, originality, delivery, crowd reaction, performance, entertainment value, style and skill. Solo artists and those performing towards folk or rock are still in the running, provided their songs are in the spirit of the festival.

Some simple rules apply:

  • Strictly 2 songs per act (an artist might play one song solo, and invite others to jam for a second song.
  • Spots are limited. Entries will be accepted in a ‘first in best dressed’ basis until all places are filled.
  • You will be notified that your application has been received and of the time you have been allocated. You can request a preferred time slot, which we will accommodate where possible, however the slot you are allocated via email is final. If you are not at the event on time you will lose your spot.
  • If there are any remaining spots on the night artists can register at the venue

If you are interested in participating in the jam, please CLICK HERE TO download the form via this link and follow the instructions within to send to our Jam coordinator.