Attend C.O.B. as an Artist!

February 17 – 19, 2022
Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Performing at C.O.B. will provide your band the opporutnity to showcase your talent in front of 500+ event organizers in the hopes of being booked by additional events/venues in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

An application and non-refundable fee of $100 is required to apply to perform at C.O.B. Upon selection the performance fee will be $400.

Bands will perform on stage for approximately 25 minutes with full concert production (video and sound/lighting). Each performance will also include the showing of an artist provided 2 minute sizzle reel to introduce your group.

20 bands/artists will be selected by a panel of judges to perform during the event. Selected bands will be notified in December.

When not performing at C.O.B. bands will be expected to man an 8×10 booth space in the Auditorium banquet rooms to interact with event attendees. This will be a great time to sell merch as well as talk about pricing and date availability with attendees.

Post event, the selected bands will receive contact information of attendees as well as the video recording of the showcase set. Bands will have full rights to this video to use in future promotions.

Additional Details

Sound/Lighting: Thunder & Lightning Productions
Video: Broken Centrifuge Productions
Backline: some backline will be available, but bands are encouraged to use their own equipment due to comfort levels

Apply to Perform

COB Artist Registration

Application to perform at the Midwest COB in Burlington, Iowa is $100. Twenty bands will be selected and notified in December. An additional fee of $400 will be required at that time.

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COB Artist Application
All artists applying to perform at the Midwest COB will pay a $100 application fee.
$ 100.00