PR and Media Relations

Thank you for your interest in Voices of America Country Music Fest™ 2023. Media interested in covering VOA Country Music Fest must accept the guidelines and complete the application below. Credentials are limited, and final approval is based on review of each application. Credentials are extremely limited and will not be issued to non-working media or relatives of working media.

MEDIA GUIDELINES

Please read the following guidelines in reference to media credentials for VOA Country Music Fest 2023 presented by Further Festivals LLC. In submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions, as outlined below.

VOA Country Music Fest will consider applications from accredited media people who cover entertainment on a regular basis. A maximum of 2 credentials per request will be approved, with any requests exceeding the maximum being reviewed and approved on a case by case basis. There will be no generic credentials issued – only the media person assigned to a respective credential will be admitted.

NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVED . PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR APPLICATION IS ONLY A REQUEST FOR CREDENTIALS.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR CREDENTIAL(S).

PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE TO BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

THE 2023 APPLICATION DATE CUTOFF DATE IS June 1, 2023. YOU MUST BE ON ASSIGNMENT TO COVER VOACMF

Only working media persons, representing accredited media outlets will be considered. All media must submit a completed application and any required materials to be considered. VOA Country Music Fest reserves the right to request a letter from an assigning editor confirming assignment, an outline of intended event coverage and/or samples of similar event coverage within the last calendar year.

WEB PUBLICATIONS/BLOGGERS

Applications for web publications/bloggers will be closely evaluated and limited.

FREELANCE

VOA Country Music Festwill not entertain applications from freelance media persons, including photographers, who are not on a documented assignment. VOA Country Music Fest will require a letter from the outlet of the freelance media person’s confirmed assignment. Otherwise, freelance applications will not be accepted.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Any credentialed photographers are only permitted to photograph VOA Country Music Fest grounds and crowd ONLY. Photo clearance for all headlining artists must be coordinated via

VOA Country Music Fest. Approval to photograph headlining artists will be at the sole discretion of VOA Country Music Fest and artist management, and you will be notified by a VOA Country Music Fest representative if you’ve been approved. DO NOT contact an artist management directly.

VIDEOGRAPHY

VOA Country Music Fest Management will NOT allow video cameras/recording devices inside festival grounds. The use of any video cameras/recording devices is forbidden. If any reporter, camera person or crew are in violation of this policy, their VOA Country Music Fest credentials will be revoked immediately, jeopardizing credential privileges of the entire media outlet in which they represent. While use of video cameras/recording devices is not permitted inside festival grounds, you may record or go live from outside the festival gates and the perimeter of the festival grounds.

All media persons credentialed for Voices of America Country Music Fest agree to submit copies of coverage, including but not limited to clippings, website links, video/audio, photos and/or airplay logs, detailing coverage by Friday, September 15th, 2023.

With an invitation to VOA Country Music Fest, media persons assume all rights and responsibilities of attending the event including, but not limited to, accessing only the areas in which your credentials permit.

By accepting this invitation, media persons agree to conduct themselves professionally, according to the parameters set-forth by credentials, and accept that should media persons be in violation of this responsibility, credentials will be revoked with the media persons and respective media outlet being removed from the premises.

Media persons agree they are responsible for their own safety and enter the premises at their own risk. VOA Country Music Fest are not liable for any injuries to persons or property that may occur as a result of a media personnel's attendance. Media credentials must be visible at all times while onsite. Requests for All Access or access to a restricted area must be pre-approved by VOACMF and is subject to the discretion of VOA Country Music Fest

VOA Country Music Fest I reserve the right to all coverage of the event. You may not sell or transfer any photographs or videos.