2021 Entertainment at our Markets
Solo - Duets - Bands at the
Salem Saturday Market
Solo, duet or musical groups/bands are considered for a paid performance time for the Salem Saturday Market during May through September (April & October excluded due to weather).
How to apply: If interested in being considered, email your interest in performing to: email@example.com no later than January 31st. Please provide contact information as well as online links to samples of your live entertainment (i.e. Reverberation, YouTube, Facebook, etc.).
Solo - Duets - Bands at
SSM Holiday Market is held at the second weekend in December each year at the Oregon State Fairgrounds inside the Columbia Hall AND Jackman-Long Buildings. There are 250 vendor and community booths with 3 stages for entertainment during the 3-day market. There are multiple entertainment time slots available during the market. The genre for this event must be 80% festive holiday music. Electricity is available for amplification.
Solo, duet or musical groups/bands are considered for a paid performance time for the Salem Holiday Market during October for the December event.
How to apply: If interested in being considered, during the month of October you can email your interest in performing to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30th. Please provide contact information as well as online links to samples of your live entertainment (i.e. Reverberation, YouTube, Facebook, etc.).
Performers at the Markets
Performers are eligible to participate at the Thursday West Salem Farmers Market AND/OR the Salem Saturday Market
Performers are welcome to share their talent and may include, but are not limited to, specialties such as balloon artist, face painter, dancers, juggler, live theatre, etc.
We ask that performers get approval and coordinate a proposed schedule with the Executive Director at the beginning of the season or prior to performing. Electronic amplification is NOT allowed, nor is playing or singing in a loud, disruptive manner such as to impede communication between vendors and customers.Performers are expected to display signage that clearly states donations are "suggested".
Student & Other Buskers
Students (and only students) are welcome to showcase their musical talent at Salem Saturday Market (and collect tips!). Students and their parent MUST stop by the Information Booth to sign in and pickup a name badge.
With the relocation of the market entrances due to COVID, the Community Zones have been eliminated. Therefore adult music buskers and other performers must participate outside of the market in the grass along the sidewalk.