The Western Maryland Blues Fest accepts press packets, recordings, and other materials from artists interested in performing at the Western Maryland Blues Fest. Due to the volume of materials received, please remove shrink-wrap from audio/video materials. All submissions become the property of the City of Hagerstown/Western Maryland Blues Fest and cannot be returned. Due to the volume of submissions, confirmations for our receipt of submissions, as well as critiques/responses to individual submissions are not possible. Submitters requiring delivery receipt confirmation shall be responsible for obtaining parcel tracking services. Blues Fest representatives will contact those artists in whom it has interest. Artist/agency-generated follow-up after submission is discouraged due to volume of submissions, and does not improve chances of selection.

The Western Maryland Blues Fest will contact those artists/agents in whom it becomes interested. Lack of contact in the year of submission does not preclude selection in future years.

Consideration of performers for each June’s festival primarily occurs in September and October of the preceding year (e.g. late Summer 2017 for Blues Fest 2018, etc.) Some rare, late placement of regional/local acts can occur in December or January preceding the festival.

Artist bios, photos, press kits and demonstration recordings can be sent to:

Programming Committee
Western Maryland Blues Fest
14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200A
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

If it is electronic submission:


Thank you for your interest in the Western Maryland Blues Fest!

The Western Maryland Blues Fest serves up an annual community celebration centered around one of America’s most enduring musical forms-the blues. Set amidst raw-boned guitar riffs and emotionally charged vocals, the Blues Fest represents a unique “home-grown” partnership between public and private concerns. Annually hosted by the City of Hagerstown, the Western Maryland Blues Fest has mushroomed into a critically acclaimed blues event in the mid-Atlantic region since its modest inception in 1996.