Artist Application

Performing Artists – Performers interested in the 2021 Festival can send an EPK to

Visual Artists – Our Fine Arts & Crafts Show at LakeFest will return June 2021, with a range of talented artisans displaying and selling both functional and wearable art. Please note due to construction at the lakefront, there are limited spaces for this year’s show and all spaces have been filled at this time, with no applications being accepted. If you would like to be added to the outreach list for future events, please email

Filmmakers – Submissions for our 2021 Season will open in the FALL of 2020, date to be announced. If you are a filmmaker and would like your film considered for inclusion, you can visit our submission site via

Past Performers

Alex de Grassi
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Aquila Theatre Company
Aretha Franklin
Arlo Guthrie
Arturo Sandoval
Ballet Hispanico
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Bettye Lavette
Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Blood Sweat & Tears
Bo Diddley
Bobby McFerrin
Branford Marsalis
California Guitar Trio
Calle 54
Capitol Steps
Carrie Brown
Cassandra Wilson
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Celtic Crossroads
Charlotte Blake Alston
Chicago City Limits
Christopher Parkening
Chuck Negron
Cirque Carpe Diem
Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey
Dave Brubeck Quartet
David Sanchez
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Del McCoury Band
Dianne Schurr
Doug Varone and Dancers
East Village Opera Company
Ed Asner as FDR
Edith Pearlman
Eileen Ivers
Emmylou Harris
Erth Dinosaur Petting Zoo
Eva Cassidy
Four Bitchin’ Babes
Flying Karamazov Brothers
Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co.
Gaelic Storm
Garrison Keillor
Garth Fagan Dance Company
Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight”
Harry Connick, Jr.
Henry Cho
Home Free
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Imago Theatre
Inbal Pinto
Indigo Girls
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Itzhak Perlman

Jake Shimabukuro
James Galway
John Heffron
John McCutcheon
John Waters
Johnson Mountain Boys
Jon Reep
Jubilant Sykes
Judy Collins
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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Letters Home
Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company
Iliza Shlesinger
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba
Luna Negra Dance Theater
Man 1, Bank 0 starring Patrick Combs
Manil Suri
Marcel Marceau
MarchFourth Marching Band
Mark O’Connor
Max Roach Quartet
Miami City Ballet
Micheal Moschen
Mike Super
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Minnesota Dance Theatre
Mum Puppettheatre
Natalie Macmaster
Nebellen Dance Company
Nnenna Freelon
Next Ice Age
One-Man Lord of the Rings starring Charles Ross
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy starring Charles Ross
Parsons Dance Company
Patricia Smith and Sage String Quartet
Paul Winter Consort
Paula Poundstone
Philip Glass
Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Rennie Harris Puremovement
Robert Sabuda
Rosanne Cash
Rhythmic Circus
Scrap Arts Music
Sekou Sundiata
Shangri La Chinese Acrobats
Sheila Kohler
Sol y Canto
Sprout Films
Squonk Opera
Strange Fruit
STREB vs. Gravity
Sweet Plantain
Taj Mahal
Tango Flamenco
Tayari Jones
Terrance Simien

The Chenille Sisters
The Flying Karamazov Brothers
The Hampton ROCK String Quartet
The Holmes Brothers
The Intergalactic Nemesis
The Langston Hughes Project
The Manhattan Transfer
The Neville Brothers
The Peking Acrobats
The Reduced Shakespeare Company
The Second City
The Seldom Scene
The Shirelles
The Smothers Brothers
The Spencers
The Stoop Storytelling
Third World
Tomas Kubinek
True Colors – The ‘80s Musical
Twyla Tharp Dance
Ty Barnett
Vusi Mahlasela
Washington Ballet
Wise Fool New Mexico
Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center
Yerba Buen