Perform at Big Top

Submitting Demos
Over the course of a year the Big Top staff reviews on average 1,200 unsolicited demos. Time constraints make it impossible for us to return CDs or tapes. Keep in mind that of the performers whose demos we review, only a very small number are selected to appear at the Big Top. We generally book shows for the following summer season from December through March leading up to that season.

While we respect all forms of music, we focus primarily on bluegrass, blues, country, world music and folk.

We recommend that you send an introductory email that includes your bio, tour history, availability and asking fee to info at with “Performer Inquiry “in the subject line.

Thanks for your interest in playing on the Big Top Chautauqua stage!