UPDATE: Consider this now a not-so-last call. The fair has extended the deadline until July 15. So now you have two more weeks to get your video set, local bands.
ORIGINAL POST: Last year, The Big Fresno Fair rolled out a new contest that effectively turned one of its nights into a local music festival. Six local bands played on the fair’s Pavilion Stage. From dozens of entrants, the winners were chosen through an online vote.
The fair’s second annual Local Performer Contest is accepting applications until July 1, with the winners performing at a showcase 5-11 p.m. on Oct. 13.
Acts of all genres from Fresno, Merced, Mariposa, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties are encouraged to enter. To do so, submit videos at fresnofair.com.
Videos can be up to 10 minutes long or 500 megabytes. They can be live performance videos, or recorded music set to a photo slide show.
From there, online votes will determine the top six acts. The first phase of voting is July 8-22, where the entrants will be narrowed down to 25.
A second round of voting July 29-Aug. 12 will determine the ultimate winners.
We all know you’ve got videos of your band on YouTube and Facebook already, so send one of those the fair’s way.