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Do you dream of playing on the main stage?

Are you ready to turn your dream of playing on the main stage into a reality?

Enter our #CentreStageSaturdays contest now for your chance to be featured this September during our virtual concert series and September 2021 on the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Main Stage!

Follow the steps below to enter:

  1. Follow @niagarawinefest
  2. Record a video of a solo or a band performance.
  3. Post the video to your social account using #GrapeandWine #CentreStageSaturdays
  4. Tag @niagarawinefest

Once the contest closes, the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Entertainment Committee will select the top ten bands and then throw it over to the fans to vote for the six bands that will perform at Grape & Wine!

Contest closes August 15, 2020 at 12:00pm. Streaming Saturdays will be held from 6:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020 and Saturday, September 26, 2020. Each band must be available to perform a 30-minute set during these times, on-site at an indoor venue in St. Catharines, Ontario.

To read more about the contest including the rules and regulations please visit our website.

This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

CONTEST DATES AND TIMES: The Contest Start Dates and End Dates are July 23, 2020-August 15, 2020, after which time the contest will be closed and no further entries shall be accepted.

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Follow @niagarawinefest
  2. Record a video of a solo or a band performance
  3. Post the video to your social account using #CentreStageSaturdays and #grapeandwine
  4. Tag @niagarawinefest

WINNERS: The NGWF Entertainment Committee will select the top 10 submissions. The community will then select the top 6 bands based on the votes in the comment section. Winners will be announced on August 29th, 2020. All musicians/bands selected to perform during the Streaming Saturdays series will receive the opportunity to perform at the 2021 Niagara Grape & Wine Festival in Montebello Park. The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival will accommodate schedule and compensation requests where possible, however, all final decisions regarding scheduling and compensation will be made at the discretion of the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival.

CONCERT CONTEST RULES/REGULATIONS

  • To be eligible to enter the contest, an individual must be a legal resident of the province of Ontario.
  • Limited to one entry per contest period.
  • Entries must be appropriate for a family audience.
  • Entry should not focus on religious, political, ideological, race or controversial themes or issues. Use of any political sign, social or political material, profanity or offensive material is not permitted.
  • Niagara Grape and Wine Festival reserves the right to exclude any submissions that do not meet our guidelines or that feature content not aligned with our values.

COMPENSATION

Each selected musician/band will receive a flat rate determined by the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival and is not subject to negotiation. This flat rate is inclusive of any travel, equipment or rider.

SCHEDULE

Streaming Saturdays will be held from 6:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020 and Saturday, September 26, 2020. Each band must be available to perform a 30-minute set during these times, on-site at an indoor venue in St. Catharines, Ontario. Guests are not allowed on-site to adhere to social distancing guidelines and all personnel must be pre-approved by the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival.

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