Vendor applications will begin in Jan. 2019.

  • Grand Tasting is Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge. We are looking for a variety of musicians for this event. Please fill out the form below completely.

We will choose a few musicians for the festival. Application will be open in January 2019. Please fill this out completely: 

Musician Application

  • Nine Lakes Wine Festival celebrates the wines of East Tennessee's Wine Country, which is the 16-county region surrounding Knoxville, Tennessee. The festival will be Saturday, June 1, from 3 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, TN. Bands will be selected based on professionalism and variety. We are looking for fun and upbeat background music in a variety of styles. Please remember, this is a wine festival, not a music festival, so bands must be willing to stay in the background, playing at a decibel level that allows our winemakers to talk to the public. You will be provided a covered pavilion with a professionally run sound system, plus one tasting ticket per band member. You will receive one food voucher and tasting wristband per band member, up to 5. Bands will each play for about 1.5 hours. Please fill out this form completely. We will make decisions on music by Jan. 31, 2019.
  • Musicians are responsible for their own musical licensing fees if applicable. Vendor hereby grants a limited, non-exclusive license to use trade names, trademarks, service marks and proprietary information for promotion of the festival. Nine Lakes Wine Festival agrees that the Proprietary Information will be used only in connection with the Event to provide the benefits set forth in the proposal. The audience estimates of Nine Lakes Wine Festival and actual attendance figures may vary materially. No portion of the sponsorship payment or in-kind services is subject to refund. This agreement may be amended only by a written instrument executed by both parties. This agreement is governed by Tennessee law and is binding upon all the parties' successors and assigns.
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