The Yakima AppleJam music festival is part of Yakima’s 4th of July celebration. By 10 p.m., it is estimated that 30,000 people will be in or around the fairgrounds. In 2018, it was estimated that between 6,000 and 8,000 people were near the stage for the finale. Yakima AppleJam is Central Washington’s premier stage for new and upcoming artists.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: 1) Submit a video of you or your band performing by May 23rd. 2) After everyone is done submitting their videos we will invite people to watch them online and vote on their favorites. 3) The top soloists and top bands will be invited to play at Yakima’s 4th of July Celebration at Fair Park on July 4th. 4) $1,500 in prizes will be awarded. The favorite band will win $500. The favorite soloist will win $500. The top rated performance between the band and the soloist will win an additional $500.
CHANGES TO APPLEJAM:
Solo artists will play during prime time between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Bands and Solos will alternate through the evening making sure that everyone gets to play in front of a good crowd.
Semi Finals for solo artists! This year, if you are a singer songwriter (soloist) and do not get chosen in the online portion, we are making ONE SLOT available for the artist who wins the semi finals competition to be held between noon and three on the 4th of July. Please see the new, revised rules above.
PRIZES: The top band will win a prize of $500. The top soloist (singer songwriter) will win $500. And the TOP PERFORMANCE will win $500. This means either the top band or the top soloist have a chance to win $1,000.
We have made these changes to bring parity to the local vocalists and singer / songwriters who continue to blow audiences away year after year.