If you have already applied for media credentials for CCMF 2020, there is no need to reapply for our new dates.
Thank you for your interest in Carolina Country Music Fest® 2020. Media interested in covering CCMF 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.
Carolina Country Music Fest® Kick-Off Concert: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Carolina Country Music Fest®: Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20, 2020
Please read the following guidelines in reference to media credentials for Carolina Country Music Fest® (CCMF) 2020 presented by Southern Entertainment (SE). In submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these guidelines and agree to the terms and conditions, as outlined below.
CCMF 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 YOU CREDENTIAL(S). ALL REQUESTS WILL BE RESPONDED TO BY MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE TO BE CONSIDERED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020. Applications received after Friday, July 17, 2020 may be considered on a case by case basis.
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. CCMF/SE 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.
Applications for web publications/bloggers will be closely evaluated and limited.
CCMF/SE will not entertain applications from freelance media persons, including photographers, who are not on a documented assignment. CCMF/SE will require a letter from the outlet of the freelance media person’s confirmed assignment. Otherwise, freelance applications will not be accepted.
Any credentialed photographers are only permitted to photograph CCMF grounds and crowd ONLY. Photo clearance for all headlining artists must be coordinated via CCMF/SE. Approval to photograph headlining artists will be at the sole discretion of CCMF/SE and artist management, and you will be notified by a CCMF/SE representative if you’ve been approved. DO NOT contact an artist management directly.
CCMF 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 CCMF 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.