Interested in performing?

The Sideshow Fringe Festival welcomes both emerging and established artists to submit a project proposal for production. The Sideshow Fringe Festival is Nashville’s progressive performing arts event, featuring theatre and related live presentations with a special emphasis on original and innovative forms and formats.


There is no fee to apply. Should your piece be chosen for entrance into the festival, there is a $50 production fee that may be paid in advance or taken out of the final box office proceeds at the conclusion of the festival.

All artists receive 50% of their box office proceeds with 50% returning to the festival to cover production expenses. We’re 50-50 partners with artists, equally invested in their individual success and the longevity of the festival platform as a whole.

Art comes in all shapes and sizes.

What Sideshow Fringe offers artists:

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