You are on this page for one of two reasons....1) You want to know who is playing, or 2) you are interested in being a part of the line up at Nehemiah Fest VIII.
In either event, here's how it works:
Submissions from Christian artists of ALL genres will be accepted between April 15 and May 31. All submissions must be filed through our ONLINE APPLICATION (check back after April 15, 2014 for the link).
You will need the following information to complete your application: Contact information, website link, sample song file (mp3 format only), a band photo (jpg format), biography (make it read like how you would want it to appear in a program and not a personal letter to Nehemiah!)
Submissions close May 31. Then we begin reviewing, praying and programming. If you are selected a tentative offer with the date, time, and stage placement for your will be sent to your email address for consideration with a specific "confirm by date".
If you accept the tentative offer we will follow up with a formal written offer to lock your time slot and stage placement in the line up.
"What are you looking for from the artists?"Good question! We are looking for ministry minded Christian artists, that present themselves in a manner that brings glory to God. We are not looking for "rock stars", but we are looking for servant hearts, those that strive for excellence in delivering their craft while representing the King of kings. Nehemiah Fest is a free admission, family oriented, multi-generational event. So we are looking for all types of Christian music. We will book nearly 50 bands this year - there are many moving parts! So we hope that everyone will be understanding, shows some grace, and be praying for the event. Over the last few years we average about 75-80 submissions for consideration for 50 slots - which means:
1) Not everyone will be selected
2) Not everyone can play on the main stage - so don't ask!
So, as the offers come back and confirmations are made you will be able to see the schedule grow.
On July 26, 2014 there will be 12 of the Nehemiah Fest bands that will be performing at Smithville Christian Family Day, the Nehemiah Fest Pep Rally!