Bear Music Fest
BEAR MUSIC FEST • Sept 6-8, 2019

Join The Show! BMF Guest Performance Opportunities

Wanna plaY Bear Music Fest? Here’s your chance to get onstage

Calling all musicians!

Are you a musician who's headed to Bear Music Fest?  We know BMF is filled with some amazing musicians so we can’t wait to lure you out of the woodwork and up onstage!

New this year, we have some awesome opportunities for you to be part of the show.  Take a look at these opportunities and then submit yourself to be considered.

  • Songwriter Circles - Apply to to participate in one of our artist-curated songwriter circles.  Taking alternate turns, each of the 4-5 selected participants will play 2-3 songs while offering some thoughts on the genesis of the song or what inspired their selection.  Held Saturday at one of the Creekside Stages.

  • Karaoke with a LIVE BMF Band - After our amazing “proof of concept” show in 2017, we are going full steam ahead with Karaoke this year!  Here's a chance to show off your pipes, backed by an All-Star band composed of past and current BMF musicians.  Take a look at the current song list below and sign up to participate.  Don’t know any of the songs on the list? Feel free to suggest your own and our crack sextet will try to prepare it in time to back you up.  Don't sing but wanna join the band for a solo or two?  Submit yourself below as well.  Held Sunday at the Pool Stage

  • Micro-sets at the Blue Fireside Stage - Both Saturday and Sunday morning we will present 2 - 3 short sets of music at our Blue Fireside stage from 9:30am - 11am.  Submit yourself for consideration using the link below before Aug 31.

  • Jam Session - Just wanna jam? Bring your guitar, harmonica, zither, or just your golden voice and join your fellow festival goers for the first annual BearJam, Saturday afternoon at the Gold Lodge and Sunday evening at Therapy!

You will be notified before Sept 5th if you have been selected to participate in a Songwriter Circle or Morning Micro-set.  Karaoke & Jam sessions are open to ALL who want to participate.

NOTE: These opportunities are for Bear Music Fest attendees.  If you would like you or your band to be considered as a BMF Artist please visit our submission page.

Sign up for our curated BMF performance opportunities here:


Karaoke Song List

Below is a running list of Karaoke songs our BMF All Star band knows.  However, it's not a complete list so feel free to submit your favorite song using the form above and we will try to learn it so you can sing it!


500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
American Girl - Tom Petty
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Baba O'Riley - The Who
Badfish - Sublime
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
Callin’ Baton Rouge - Garth Brooks
Come Together - Beatles
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Faith - George Michael
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Gin and Juice - Snoop Doggy Dog / The Gourds
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindi Lauper
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye


Lights - Journey
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
My Sharona - The Knack
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Oh Darlin’ - The Beatles
Power of Love - Huey Lewis
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Purple Rain - Prince
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Shout! - The Isley Brothers
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
The Weight - The Band
Toxic - Britney Spears
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
You Shook Me - AC/DC