The booking chairperson is responsible for organizing a “listening panel” to review all music submitted for a possible slot on one of our two outdoor stages. We will begin taking physical submissions right after January 8, 2016, and accept them up until our April 1, 2016 deadline. The listening panel and current booking chairperson will log, review, and rate the music and overall package of every submission. We choose acts based mainly on their review rating. Other factors that are considered are whether the act is local (within Athens or the Southeast) and if the act has previously performed in Athens. Local and regional bands fill about 85% of the slots, while the other 15% goes to bands from other regions or countries.