The Sunday Main Street Farmers Market is the only Farmers Market in Santa Monica with an entertainment section. Bands may apply annually each October to perform for the calendar year. Musical Entertainers may apply to perform at SMFMs during the open application period each year by responding to the Request for Qualification (RFQ).
How to Apply
Follow the link below to the City's bid system and register to be notified when the proposal period opens.
Note: Select 96205 from the category listing to be properly notified.
Finance - Online Vendor Registration
Each applicant is evaluated by a selection committee. The evaluation criteria include, but is not limited to:
- Type of music
- Quality of music
- Preference is to give opportunities to many different musicians.
- Experience performing in outdoor venues
- Previous performance success and behavior
The City of Santa Monica welcomes applications from interested parties for educational and entertainment activities at the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market. The intent is to provide locations within the Market where educators and performers can teach and entertain Farmers Market customers in a fashion consistent with, complimentary to the Farmers Market mission. Activities may include but are not limited to; cooking, gardening and urban homesteading demonstrations and workshops, face painters, balloon designers, magic or puppet shows, story time, jugglers, mimes, arts and crafts and dance performances with a preference for non-animal related activities.
CLICK HERE for the interest form.