Call for Artists: Branson Music & Arts Festival

Call for Artists: Branson Music & Arts Festival
Deadline May 30th


Bud Light, Bass Pro Shops, and Outlaw Nation are proud to present the Branson Music & Arts Festival, on June 20 and 21, 2020, at the spectacular Big Cedar Lodge amphitheater on Table Rock Lake. Branson is America's favorite and most beautiful tourist destination. Come and enjoy live music, fine art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights. Check out the Taste of The Ozarks Food Garden, with delicious cuisine, and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of Branson. And best of all, admission is just $5, with children under 12 years admitted FREE! So, bring the whole family for a fantastic weekend of fun. Click here for more information:


Saturday, June 20, 2020: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 21, 2020: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Load-in Day is Friday, June 19, 2020:  12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
They will make exceptions for early Saturday morning load-in. 

Tear-down Day is Monday, June 22, 2020: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
You could also tear down anytime after 8:00 PM on Sunday evening. 

Points of Interest

  • Limited to 60 exhibiting artists
  • 12 X 12, 12 X 24, and 24 X 24 foot display spaces available
  • Individual artist electricity provided
  • Complimentary artist hospitality (food, beer, and beverage)
  • Free parking
  • 24/7 overnight security
  • Truly a LOT of fun with great crowds. Expected attendance is 100,000 
Contact Information
Outlaw Nation

About Outlaw Nation
America's largest concert entertainment provider, servicing more than 200 major fairs, festivals, and rallies. Beginning this year, we are excited to add visual art to a select number of our events. Their attendees are suburban homeowners and young professionals, with high levels of discretionary income. This is a customer base that is active, impulsive, and easy to engage.


Outlaw Nation does not require an artist to pay any commissions. 

ALL ARTISTS must apply on ZAPP by 11:59 pm central time on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Artists should apply only once, to cover all categories and mediums, with a single application fee of $25. There is not an additional jury fee. Artists will be notified of acceptance and an invitation will be emailed back within three (3) business days of receipt of artist application.  

Digital Images
Please submit a total of four (4) digital images of high quality. Outlaw Nation reserves the right to use an image of one slide of the artist’s choice for promotional and social media purposes.

Artist Hospitality
Our visual artists all receive free meal tickets to the army of food trucks, and free Pepsi and Bud Light. And the concerts and attractions (like the classic car show and the custom motorcycle show) are all free. Outlaw Nation wants you to enjoy your experience with them as much as they enjoy featuring your art display. 

  • All participants must be 18 years or older. The artist must be present for the entire two-day event.
  • All categories and mediums are welcome. Original art only.
  • You may share your booth with another artist. No need to let them know. 
  • Please be respectful and clean up after yourself. 


Each artist is provided an exhibition space, which is assigned by Outlaw Nation. It will be in a high foot traffic location. Participants are expected to bring their own canopy, display booth, display racks, lights, extension cords, and any booth support materials. Individual electricity is provided to each artist. The artist is responsible for providing their own lights and fixtures and should be prepared to need at least 30 feet of extension cord.
APPLICATION FEE: A $25 non-refundable payment through ZAPP should be made at the time of artist application. 
EXHIBIT FEE: An acceptance email and an official invitation shall be made within three (3) business days of receipt of your application. At that time, the accepted artist should purchase a booth space through ZAPP within five (5) business days, to secure your display space. The pricing is:  $225 for a 12 X 12, $300 for a 12 X 24, $375 for a 24 X 24. Confirmation of receipt of your Exhibit Fee payment will be emailed immediately, along with a site map.  

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