Members of The Snow Lake Initiative are invited to submit for a chance to claim a coveted VIP performance spot at Sawdust City Music Festival.

The Opportunity:

Sawdust City Music Festival is excited to announce the festival's return to beautiful historic "Sawdust City" Gravenhurst, ON this coming August long weekend. The third annual 3-day multi-venue music festival will take place August 2nd to 4th.

The weekend will include two evenings at the Opera House, a Songwriters' Circle, Music on the Barge, Sunday Kids Zone (children's programming, story time, balloons and so much more), and a vendor village in Gull Lake Rotary Park.

Each year, the festival offers an incredibly intimate and unique experience for VIP ticket holders. In 2018, the VIP event featured the Trews, Andrew Penner, Press Gang Mutiny and Nate Davaiu.

The Snow Lake Initiative is excited to announce we have partnered with the festival to provide a very unique & rare application process for one (1) remaining paid VIP performance spot for August 4, 2019.

The Application Process:

1) See the sample “perfect email pitch” provided by Miranda Mulholland- Executive Director/Artist Submission Curator for Sawdust City Music Festival.

2) Email your application* to:
(Your pitch/application should be the body of the email. No attachments. No PDF)

The Deadline:

Friday, May 3rd at midnight in your residential time-zone.

*Applications submitted from members of The Snow Lake Initiative will receive constructive feedback if they are declined and applicants will have a very unique opportunity to revise their application & re-submit for close consideration.

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Why are we doing this?

We believe we can’t grow as artists if we don’t know what’s wrong with the soil.

By offering constructive feedback, we are allowing artists the opportunity to critically think about their business. By offering a revision period and a sample of a pitch- we are acknowledging that we understand it’s tough to know what jury’s, curators, and decision-makers are looking for, opportunity to opportunity.

Questions? Email us at