Approximately 15-20 bands will be selected to compete in the 2018 Music Tournament at the festival. Each selected artist will have the opportunity to play LIVE on the Music Tournament Stage. Judging will take place on-site. One (1) artist from the Creation Northeast Music Tournament will be selected as “The Festival Winner” and move on to the next round to compete for the “Grand Prize Winner”. This is your chance to play on the same stages as your favorite artists!


The Festival Winner will be announced from Main Stage and get a 10 minute performance slot on Saturday afternoon (June 30th). They will also be placed against the winner from Creation Northwest in the Grand Prize round. From these two bands, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen and receive the following:
  • Full performance slot at Creation Northeast and Creation Northwest in 2019.
  • Inclusion on artist list of both 2019 festivals.
  • Grand Prize Winner will be featured on both festival websites.
  • Listing on both festival Facebook pages promoting winner.
  • Each festival winner will also have their initial submission entered into the CFA Music Tournament for a chance to be the “Overall Winner” in 2018.  The band that wins this will receive a paid performance slot at all participating CFA festivals in 2019!
  • This could be the BIG BREAK you’ve been looking for!


The winner of the 2018 Creation Northeast Music Tournament will represent Creation Festivals in the Christian Festival Association’s 2018 National Talent Search competition.

One national winner will be selected from the winners of the regional talent search competitions held at many of the Christian Festival Association’s 2018 events.

The 2018 CFA Talent Search National Winner will receive:

  • A full paid performance slot at each participating 2019 CFA festival.
  • Inclusion on published artist list of each participating 2019 CFA festival.
  • Inclusion on all participating 2019 CFA member festival websites.
  • Article/listing on all participating CFA member festival Facebook pages promoting national CFA winner.


Each artist or band selected for the Creation Music Tournament will be to able to purchase discounted tickets for family and guest for $5 off the current ticket price. Does not apply to gate prices. Entries must be submitted by APRIL 15th, 2018.


  • Music Tournament submission fee of $22. (non-refundable)
  • If selected as a finalists , there is a confirmation fee of $265 for each band or artist. (non- refundable).
  • Submissions are made with no guarantees of performance. Creation Festival reserves the right to make changes to the program and details at any time.


  • If selected, and all fees and submissions are completed, you will have the opportunity to play in one of our 10-15 min slots on the Music Tournament Stage at the festival.
  • One Festival Winner will be selected from the artists that compete in the Music Tournament on-site.
  • Festival Winner will be introduced and announced Saturday afternoon from the Main Stage and receive a 10 minute performance slot.
  • Artists agree to fully comply with all Creation Festival policies, production, staff and rules.
  • Creation Festival reserves the right to change or modify schedule, policies or rules at any time.