Yakima Federal: Yakima’s 4th of July Celebration Seeking Bands for AppleJam 4

This year’s 4th of July Celebration is better than ever, as musicians from around the area will turn out for a day full of music, fun, and fireworks as they compete for more than $1,500 in cash and prizes along with spots performing at this year’s Central Washington State Fair.

This is the 5th year for AppleJam with last year’s celebration being a “best of” due to the pandemic.

Starting April 25th, musicians can upload a demo video for free at YakimaAppleJam.com to compete in either the solo or the bands contest. The deadline for entry is May 25th.

On May 25th, all the entries will be made available on YakimaAppleJam.com for public voting – with the performers who get the most votes winning a slot in the Yakima AppleJam Battle of the Bands 4 lineup.

“The first part of the selection process will depend on bands motivating their friends, family and fans to get out and vote,” said organizer Paul Crawford, Marketing Manager of Yakima Federal Savings and Loan, sponsor of this year’s 4th of July Festival.

The top vote-getters in the first round will be invited to perform live at Yakima’s 4th of July Celebration at State Fair Park. They’ll try and wow a panel of VIP judges in hopes of winning the top prize: $500 for the best band performance, $500 for the best solo performance and an additional $500 for best overall performance. 

The contests are open to all ages and all musical types, and there are no entry fees to compete.
“We have a lot of talent here in the Yakima Valley,” said Crawford, “AppleJam celebrates these amazing artists with a fun family-friendly concert in front of a great big crowd.”

Source: https://www.tricityregionalchamber.com/member-news/yakima-federal-yakimas-4th-of-july-celebration-seeking-bands-for-applejam-4