The 2020 Wooden Boat Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19

Music ties the Festival together. We welcome a variety of acts to play throughout the festival weekend. We try to maintain a balance between well-loved, long-time festival favorites, and a few new acts each year. Performing at Wooden Boat Festival is about being a part of this great event, and the rewards are many… but not necessarily monetary. If you’re interested in performing and being a part of this wonderful event for the fun and joy (and a little money) we would love to have you!

Time slots are very limited, so get your name in the hat early!

2021 Application Opens in March

Ready to Apply?

You will need:

  • A short description of your act and the music you play
  • A sample of your work—either a link to your website or YouTube video, or an MP3 file
  • List of your equipment needs
  • A photo of your group

Venue Options

Main Stage

  • Inside Bar Harbor
  • Amplified venue
  • 45 minute time slots

Balcony Bar

  • Overlooking the Bay
  • Acoustic venue
  • Limited hours

The Commons

  • Busy foot traffic
  • Acoustic venue
  • Limited hours

2021 Application Opens in March