Support from northerners like you keeps our journalism alive. Sign up here.
Home Main Stage Showdown



June 3, 2023


6:30pm - 10:00pm

Main Stage Showdown

The Main Stage Showdown is back!

In case you’re not familiar with it, the showdown is a talent-show-style event open to all performing arts designed to raise money while also seeking out and promoting local talent! Chosen on a first come first served basis, the performers for this year’s showdown will be:
Prime Time
Jacob Charpy
The Dandy Lions
John Macaulay
James Alynes
The WhiteKeyes
Big Blue

Performers will compete in sets of 10 minutes or less for a chance at the ultimate prize: $500, artist weekend passes to 2023 Folk On The Rocks, and a slot on the Main Stage during the festival weekend!

The Main Stage Showdown will be held at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, June 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Ticket holders must be 19+ to attend.

Tickets for the showdown are $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Get your tickets here: