Apply to Perform at a DCASE Event or Venue


The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) periodically accepts artist submissions for consideration for its festivals and programs. All events take place in Chicago, IL.

DCASE is no longer accepting submissions for the 2018 season including events such as the Chicago Blues Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival and Taste of Chicago. Please check back here in October, subscribe to our monthly Opportunities e-newsletter and follow DCASE on facebook, twitter and Instagram for updated information on the 2019 season.


Currently accepting submissions for:

Under The Picasso

  • Dates: Year-round, Weekdays at Noon
  • Location: Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.
  • Categories: Dance, Music, Flag-Raising, Theater, Other
  • Submissions Accepted: Ongoing


Maxwell Street Market

  • Dates: Year-round on Sundays
  • Location: 800 S. Desplaines St.
  • Genre: All music styles will be considered
  • Submissions Accepted: Ongoing

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