JULY 11-14, 2024
Saint Clair, MO

⭐ Submit your band by April 30th! Voting begins May 1st. ⭐


We are proud to host another year of our highly anticipated Band Competition event! This time we are letting the FANS decide who will be competing LIVE at Pickin’ On Picknic 2024. We invite all interested bands to read the details and submit their video and information below. Public Voting will begin May 1st to determine the 4 finalists competing on stage, Saturday, July 13th. Good luck!

A virtual voting contest to determine which 4 bands will be competing LIVE at Pickin’ On Picknic 2024.

Submission Deadline: April 30th 

Voting Period: May 1st – May 14th 

4 Finalists Announced: May 15th


Live On-stage performance @ Pickin’ On Picknic 2024.
Time of Event: Saturday, July 13th @ 12PM
Winners Announced: Mainstage – Saturday, July 13th directly before headliner begins. 

2024 Pickin’ On Picknic Band Competition Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize: A slot on the Pickin’ On Picknic 2025 Mainstage & a recording session at Blue Lotus Studio, St. Louis’ favorite recording studio voted by Riverfront Times
  • 2nd Place:  GA Tickets to Pickin’ On Picknic 2025 (1 per band member)
  • 3rd Place: Pickin’ On Picknic 2024 Merch Bundle

2024 Contest Registration Details:

Please read all the rules before submitting your entry! The bands submitted will be voted on and narrowed down to 4 competing bands, announced May 15th. Those 4 bands will perform around a single microphone & base amp on the River Stage on Saturday, July 13th starting at 11am. Winning band will perform on the Main Stage on Saturday at Pickin’ on Picknic 2025.


If You are Selected to Compete Onstage:

  • All selected band members will be provided with full festival passes to Pickin’ on Picknic 2024 including plus ones.
  • Hospitality provided for band members only Saturday, July 13th.
  • Bands must be available and ready to perform at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th.
  • Any band that was previously booked at this festival is ineligible to enter.
  • Bands competing may not have musicians who are performing at this festival as members of competing band.

2024 Band Competition Schedule

  • 11:00 am on Saturday, July 13th at the River Stage: Band Meeting

  • 12 p.m. on Saturday July 13th: Band Competition begins

    • Bands are allotted no more than 15 minutes for competition performance. Going over will count against your score.

  • Finalists will be selected by 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13th and announced on the Pickin’ On Picknic Main Stage before our Headliner.


Criteria our Judges will be Judging On

  • Planning/Preparedness – 20%

  • Originality – 30%

  • Interaction with audience – 10%

  • Quality of performance – 20%

  • Presentation – 20%

Submissions are closed!

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