Open Auditions


The carnival is coming and the team at Circle the Wagons wants to give you the chance to showcase your talents!

Returning for its fourth year, this year’s Circle the Wagons will be hosted at beautiful Currie. This travelling food, beer and music carnival also features all kinds of exciting entertainment from jugglers, aerialists, to spell binding fire dancers. We know that Calgary, Alberta and all of Canada is filled with captivating performers we’ve yet to meet, and we want to give all of YOU the chance to be a part of the magic of this year’s Circle the Wagons Festival.

On July 21st, July 28th, and August 11th, Circle the Wagons will be hosting a Performer Contest at the BassBus Junction Jams at East Village Junction. If you’ve dreamed of sharing a stage with multi-national musicians, acrobats, and fire dancers, then this is your chance to make your dream a reality.

To show us what you’ve got, simply complete the Circle the Wagons Performer Contest application form and let us know which date you can make (July 21 or July 28). Be sure to submit as many details as possible including videos and images. Selected applicants will be provided a time to bring their A-Game on either July 21 or 28 before a live audience. Finalists will then be called back on August 11th for a final opportunity to compete for the chance to perform at Circle the Wagons. Please note that unfortunately we cannot accommodate fire and aerial contestants and as this is a family friendly environment, adult themed performances will not be permitted for this particular contest.

Are you ready to come strut your stuff? If so, complete the application form below by July 14, 2017.

Good luck to all the applicants!

Important information

Who: Performing artists. From juggles, to poi, to break dancers…. Whatever your jam is, we dig it and we want to get to know it.

Where: East Village Container Junction, at the corner of 8th Avenue and 4th Street SE

When: Friday, July 21st and Friday July 28th. Final on Friday August 11th

What: Stage performance of the family friendly variety. NO fire, aerial, or adult-themed performances please. NOTE: this is not an audition for musical acts.

How: Applications close July 14th at midnight. Apply here. Please note that applying does not guarantee a performing time. Only selected applicants will be contacted to come and perform.


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