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National Anthem printable application


We invite you to apply for the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at one of the many events during the State Fair, including the Opening Ceremony, motorsports events, livestock events, antique tractor events, and more! The opportunity is for experience and exposure only. Performance compensation will not be extended. The following material contains information about the application process. 

Every submission must include the following THREE items to be considered as a performer:

  1. National Anthem Application: The completed application provides essential information about the entertainment act and its members. Do not leave any information on the application blank. Incomplete applications will result in disqualification from the selection process. It is your responsibility to provide accurate and complete information. Please notify us immediately if any information on your application changes.  Please let us know if you would like us to release your contact information in the case of an inquiry about your act. Occasionally, we receive inquiries from the media or from parties interested in booking a performance. By checking the box under your contact information, you will grant the NSF the permission to pass along your contact information in such a case. Please note: The NSF will use its best discretion in releasing your contact information. In the case of a questionable inquiry, the NSF will contact you prior to releasing your information.
  2. Performance References: On the National Anthem Application, please include two performance references. If possible, please include references in which you performed the National Anthem. Do not list the NSF as a reference as we have our entertainment history on file.
  3. Audio or Video Audition: All applicants are asked to include an audio or video of their National Anthem performance, regardless of past performances at the NSF. CDs, DVDs, YouTube links, and/or electronic media files are acceptable forms of audition material.   Audition materials will not be returned.  Because we respect the livelihood of performing artists, it is NOT a requirement to submit a full, professionally produced studio album.  A CD/DVD/MP3 or Youtube link with 1-3 songs or videos is sufficient.

Other information:

  • The sale of merchandise is permitted.  The NSF requires 20% of all merchandise sales on the Fairgrounds, including that of performing artists.  2021 performers will receive a Merchandise Agreement, outlining the NSF's Merchandise Sales policy.
  • All acts must be family and fair friendly
  • The NSF does not provide travel, hotels, food, alcohol, or other amenities.
  • The NSF will provide adequate gate admission passes for performers. Passes are for performers only. Passes will not be provided to crew members, sound technicians, merchandise sellers, managers, friends, family, or anyone else outside of the immediate performer (s) of the act.
  • All parking on the grounds is free. Convenient parking is not guaranteed.
  • Additional promotional material may be sent with your application. However, no other material is required for consideration. Final acceptance of all entries is at the discretion of the Nebraska State Fair. Regret letters will not be sent. You will be contacted only if you are selected to perform at this year's Nebraska State Fair.

Contact Hank Parker at 308.385.3927 or nevents@statefair.org with further questions.  Please send all materials in one envelope or package.  All submissions should be addressed as follows and received by 5:00 p.m. May 31, 2021:  Nebraska State Fair, Attn: Hank Parker Events Manager, P.O. Box 1387, Grand Island, NE 68802

Registration Deadline May 31, 2021

Please provide your summer contact information as all correspondence occurs during the summer months. Packets will be sent via certified mail and will require a signature. Please provide an address at which someone will be available to sign for the package.

Contact Information

Please write legibly as this is what will be listed in our Website, if selected.
Address
Preferred Method Of Correspondence
This is how we will send any additional information. If a method is not selected, all information will be sent via email.

Release of Contact Information

Please let us know if you would like us to release your contact information in the case of an inquiry about your act. Occasionally, we receive inquiries from the media or from parties interested in booking a performance. By checking the boxes under your contact information, you will grant the NSF the permission to pass along your contact information in such a case. Please note: The NSF will use its best discretion in releasing your contact information. In the case of a questionable inquiry, the NSF will contact you prior to releasing your information.
Permission to release:

Performance References

Do not list the Nebraska State Fair as a reference as we have our entertainment history on file. 

First Reference

Second Reference

Audio Or Video Submission

All performers are required to include a demo of their performance with their application. If we already have your demo on file, you do not need to submit it again. If you have never performed at the NSF, or if you are a previous year's performer with new material, you will need to submit a demo.
Please select which option applies to you:
You can submit your demo one of two ways:
Mail to:

CDs or electronic media files are accepted.
Attn: Nebraska
Nebraska State Fair
P.O. Box 1387
Grand Island, NE 68802

 

Email to:

Electronic media files are accepted. Please clearly label all files with the Act's name.
nevents@statefair.org

How will you submit your demo?

Availability

Select ALL days in which you are available to perform:

Date Preference

Select your preferred performance days/dates. Please keep in mind that weekend times are limited. You will have a better chance of being selected if you are able to perform on a weekday.

Performances

Production Information

What will you bring?

What will you need?

*Please do not plan on the availability of dressing rooms. Dressing rooms (campers) are only available at two stages. They are small and communal. It is the responsibility of the act to plan their costume needs accordingly.
Please select if you will need:

Act Description

Please check all that apply:

Genre

Please check all that apply:

Terms And Sign-Up

By agreeing to the National Anthem Application terms and conditions, I hereby certify that I have read and agree to the information below. The person executing this Agreement on Act/Performer's behalf warrants his/her authority to do so and is of legal age.
  • Final placement of all National Anthem Performers is at the discretion of the Nebraska State Fair.
  • This is only an application for an opportunity to perform. Submission of this application does not guarantee the Act/Performer will be selected to perform at the 2019 Nebraska State Fair, nor does it constitute any agreement to provide space, services or compensation.
  • The parties agree that the Act/Performer, and any agents and employees of the Act/Performer, are acting in an independent capacity and not as officers, employees, or agents of the Nebraska State Fair.
  • Act/Performer hereby waives all claims and recourse against the Nebraska State Fair Board, Fonner Park Exposition and Events Center, the Hall County Livestock Improvement Association, and the city of Grand Island, including the right to contribution for loss or damage to persons or property in any way connected to this Application and any subsequent Agreement, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Nebraska State Fair, Fonner Park, and the Hall County Ag Society from all claims due to any acts or omissions.
  • Act/Performer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Nebraska State Fair Board, Fonner Park Exposition and Events Center, the Hall County Livestock Improvement Association, and the city of Grand Island, its officers, agents and employees from any and all claims, suits or actions of every name, kind and description brought forth from, or on account of, injuries to or death of any person including, but not limited to, workers and the public, or damage to property resulting from the performance at the Nebraska State Fair.
  • The Nebraska State Fair takes place rain or shine. Some performance locations are indoors or covered. In the case of adverse weather, a reasonable attempt will be made to delay the performance in conjunction with the event. Final decisions, to proceed with the event and performance, are at the discretion of event organizers and the Nebraska State Fair.
  • Act/Performer is expected to dress appropriately for a family atmosphere.
  • Act/Performer is expected to conduct him/her/themselves in a fashion suitable for family oriented fun.
  • By agreeing to perform at the Nebraska State Fair, you hereby consent to the reproduction and use of your photograph, image, voice or a reproduction thereof, either in whole or in part for any and all advertising, promotion and publicity purposes without limitation or reservation, and without any right to compensation for that reproduction/use.