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Entertainment Application

Deadline: Nov 01, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Dec 09, 2023 10:00 am - Dec 10, 2023 5:00 pm (CDT)
Franklin, Tennessee

About the event

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AND THE WAIT LIST IS FULL. We will post applications for all three of our festival (Main Street Festival, PumpkinFest, and Dickens of a Christmas) by the middle of January. Dickens of a Christmas presented by Wilson Bank & Trust attracts 115,000 people and recreates the time of Charles Dickens using historic downtown Franklin’s charming architecture as the backdrop. A variety of musicians, dancers and Dickens characters will fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with the nefarious Fagin from Oliver Twist; Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family from A Christmas Carol; and of course, a Victorian Father and Mother Christmas with treats for children. The festival is produced by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Featuring: 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors 30+ Food & Beverage Vendors Main Stage Entertainment KidZone Victorian Village with Holiday Dancers, Characters and Carolers Acoustic Stage Buskers Corner Whiskey Lounge Beer Tent
Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County
Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County
Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County
Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County

About the application

Thank you for your interest in applying for our Main Street Festivals. 
We’re currently looking for live entertainers/performers of all types to appear on our Main Stage, Acoustic Stage, Busker's Corner and street performers for our upcoming festivals. 
As a nonprofit, entertainers donate their time, but may be promoted on event site(s) and our social media pages. 
Important Dates: 
Dickens of a Christmas | December 9-10, 2023
Entertainment Application Deadline | November 1, 2023
Entertainment Application Notification Date | November 6, 2023

Terms & Conditions

Dickens of a Christmas Festival Performance Terms and Conditions
       If you are selected to perform at the festival, these are the terms. In exchange for the following mutual consideration and promises, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows: 
1. Place, date, and time of Show. The parties agree that the time and place of show will be on December 9th or 10th, 2023, during your assigned time slot. Please be aware that traffic will be heavy on this day so plan to arrive early. Your group must check in with the stage manager 20 minutes before your performance time. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of your performance time. We will send you a special parking pass a week out from your performance. Band/Performers’ sole consideration for this agreement shall be the exposure the Operator and Event shall provide and the promotion that the Operator shall provide of the performance.    
2. Description of the Show. You are scheduled for a thirty-minute performance. Your performance will end on time. If for any unforeseen circumstance such as weather, technical complications, etc., your performance, if it starts late, will still end at the time stated. Please refrain from profanity, sexual innuendo and political statements in your performance. Audio technical requirements must be provided two weeks prior to the performance time. 
3. Main Stage Performances take place on the Public Square. The stage is equipped for full band performance. Performers are responsible for bringing all ¼ inch instrument cables.  
4. Acoustic Stage Performances take place near 2nd Ave and Main Street. Your performance must be acoustic or through a P.A. system. For those groups using a P.A. system, there will be 4 inputs: 2 DI’s and 2 vocal mics. No more than 2 - 3 people in a group and no drum sets.  Performers are responsible for bringing all ¼ inch instrument cables. Or 4 mics and 4 DI’s will be provided. You will not need to check in with a stage manager at this location, but there will be a sound person on site.   
5. Buskers Corner performances take place on 3rd Ave South near Church Street. There will be a Bose L1 Model 1S System - Single B1 Bass Package. Solo acts only. The system has 1 microphone, and 1 input for guitar/keyboard, etc. 
6. Sound. Sound volume is at the complete discretion of the sound tech provided by contractors hired by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. 

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Briefly tell us about your organization or group.
  • Entertainment Type
  • What size is your group?
  • Where are you hoping to perform?
  • Tech Needs for Acoustic Stage
  • Tech Needs for Main Stage
  • Other Information
  • Video Link
  • Attachments
  • By signing your name, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4

Entertainment Application
Entertainment Application
Dickens of a Christmas (2023)
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