Performer Application Information

Online Application Process Review

  1. If you would like to perform at Zimfest 2018, please read this information before completing your application.
  2. Then complete and submit your performer application. Deadline was February 28, 2018.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received.
  4. We will notify you in April with our decision about which applicants will be invited to perform. Proposed performance times will be sent to all selected performers before online registration opens.


Zimfest pays performers at the ticketed evening concerts a modest fee. Otherwise, performing at the festival is on a volunteer basis. Travel reimbursements—if any—will be limited and will not cover travel outside of the US. If possible, we will provide a small travel stipend to bands traveling within the US. Any travel stipends will be announced within 30 days of the end of the festival but should not be budgeted for.

Please Note: Non-US citizens traveling on a B-1 visa cannot be paid for performances, nor can they appear in any concert for which admission is charged.

Questions or Problems

If you have questions or experienced problems submitting the application, please write gro.t1521456782sefmi1521456782z@sre1521456782mrofr1521456782ep1521456782.

Visa Information

Zimfest welcomes Zimbabweans and other individuals who are not US citizens to teach and perform, but under US visa regulations, all non-US citizens will require a working visa to teach and perform at the festival. Be advised that Zimfest does not sponsor visas. To obtain a US visa (visa type P, O, Q, and a few others), a US citizen, agent or nonprofit organization must apply for these visas on your behalf. You cannot apply for these visas yourself. For additional information, visit the Applicant Information page. If you have questions, please contact the Zimfest Guest Coordinator at gro.t1521456782sefmi1521456782z@sts1521456782eugmi1521456782z1521456782.