Join Our Market

Interested in becoming an entertainer at our Downtown SLO Thursday Night Farmers’ Market? Read on to find out how to apply!

First – What to expect as an entertainer at The Market

Entertainers are a HUGE part of what makes our Market so special! We welcome applications from all types of family-friendly entertainment.

As an entertainer, you can expect:

  • A dedicated space within The Market to set up and perform your music or act.
  • Advertisement by us about your upcoming performance across our social media, website, newsletters, and local radio stations!
  • Thousands of people walking by and stopping to enjoy your performance!
  • Entertainers are responsible for providing all of their own equipment (including power cords). Stages are not allowed.
  • Due to the environment of our Market, full band set ups are discouraged due to sound limitations of 80 decibels.
  • Entertainers can collect tips and sell merchandise
  • Entertainers must have enough material to perform sets on a rolling basis from 6pm to 8:45pm on Market night. No early breakdowns are allowed.

Entertainment Fees:

We charge $15 (non-refundable) for the application submission and $30 for entertainment vendor spots from October through March and $40 from April through September. The vendor fees are invoiced once you’ve been booked for a date.

Second – Time to apply!

How to Apply:

If you are eligible, it is time to apply! We use www.farmspread.com for all vendor applications and management.

1) Make sure you have a link to your songs or video of your performance as it is a requirement of the appliation.

2)Create a Vendor account and apply to our Market by registering HERE

2) Follow the complete step-by-step guide to apply:  HERE

3) There is a $15 non-refundable application fee that will be required upon submission of your application

4) The dates you select on your application are pending. Due to high demand of our entertainment spots, we run a lottery system of entertainment dates on a seperate booking from. Our booking forms go out on the second week of the following months:

November – For booking dates January through March

February – For booking dates April through June

May – For booking dates July through September

August – For booking dates October through December

5)Questions on the application process? Email farmers@downtownslo.com or call  805-541-0286 ext 2

Have more questions?

Contact the Market Manager at farmers@downtownslo.com OR call us at (805) 541-0286 ext 2!