The Great Okanagan Beer Festival Opening Act Competition aims to provide a local band or artist the opportunity to showcase their talents to an audience of over 3,000+.
Up to four musicians selected from an application process managed by Gibbons Festival & Events will be provided with the opportunity to play a 60-minute set on May 11, 2019 at Waterfront Park in Kelowna BC.
Applications close December 19, 2018.
A panel of judges will review the applicants and select four finalists. Finalists will be announced on January 7, 2019.
These finalists will then compete head to head in an online bracket-style voting competition conducted through a Facebook poll on the Great Okanagan Beer Festival Facebook page.
The four finalists will be matched up by a random selection process. First round of voting will be live on Facebook from January 7, 2019 - January 14, 2019. The two musicians with the most votes will advance to the second and final round of voting.
Second and final round of voting will be live on Facebook from January 16, 2019 - February 3, 2019. The musician with the most votes will be crowned the Winner and will be officially announced as GOBF2019's Opening Act on February 5, 2019.
Rules & Regulations:
- All artists and band members must be 19+ years of age
- All musicians must be from the Greater Okanagan area
- Transportation and Accommodation not included
- $300 Honorarium will be awarded to the winner