Please complete the following information for your NACA submission.  This form is our internal form and doesn’t go directly to NACA.  We will contact you after completion if we need to review any details.  Thanks!

Submission fee, to be paid to Neon, is $150.


Club Showcase                                 $875
Mainstage Showcase                        $1120
Roving                                               $675
Master of Ceremonies                       $1120
Lecture                                              $875
Performance Sampler                       $305
Variety Showcase                             $1120

Showcase Category Descriptions:

Club Showcase

Club showcases include musical attractions, comedy, novelty, and other artists. Each attraction has 10 minutes to perform. Isolated dates for Club can be no higher than $1250 and can be exclusive of travel, but block prices must also be no higher than $1250 and include travel.

Mainstage Showcase

Mainstage showcases spotlight both established and up-and-coming artists. Artists perform for 10 minutes each. The key difference between a Club showcase and Mainstage showcase is the price stipulation for the Club showcase.

Master of Ceremonies Showcase

These acts introduce the other acts in spotlight showcase, and entertain during set changes. This category includes acts that require a minimum set-up time and which can perform in front of the curtains or on the stage apron. Emcees are allotted 25 minutes of performance time in total.

Lecture Showcase

Lecture acts are those that cover topics such as social awareness, political issues, health and environmental concerns, the arts, etc. This category is primarily non-musical and educational. Lecture acts have 15 minutes to present. An act may take questions from the audience or conduct a question and answer session within their 15-minute period.

Roving Artist Showcase

This free-form category can show off any kind of novelty, variety or musical talent. Artists selected for this showcase perform in designated areas within the event facility. More than one roving Artist may be scheduled per day at the discretion of the showcase selection committee, in consultation with the NACA office. It is the intention that artists be mobile. NACA does not provide nor allow any equipment, sound or lighting for this category. The following guidelines will apply to this showcase category:

  • Acts in this category cannot use any electrical outlets, lighting, staging, portable music players or anything else using batteries or an electrical outlet that produces sound. The roving Artist will be permitted to perform from 12:01 am until midnight on the day determined by the designated event contact and in areas determined by the NACA office.
  • Performance times and locations may be limited due to site restrictions and facility policies.
  • The Roving Artist is not allowed to perform during any Spotlight, Lecture, special event or sampler showcase.
  • The Roving Artist may perform outside of the room during meal functions, but the performance must end no later than five minutes before the beginning of any showcase, awards program or any other activity deemed in direct conflict by the designated event contact.
  • The Roving Artist may perform during an educational session but should not be seen or heard from an educational session room.
  • Roving Artist acts will be introduced at the beginning of a Spotlight showcase on the act’s assigned showcase day and the showcase Production Coordinator will inform the act what time it will take place.

Variety Showcase

Variety showcases are a novelty showcase with a 20 minute set on the primary stage.  There will be four variety showcases at each regional conference (two during the orientation/welcome showcase and two built into spotlight showcases).  These showcases are intended for novelty acts, equal to, but not limited to magicians, hypnotists, illusionists, mind readers, etc.

Sampler Showcase

Artists will have five minutes to perform.  Artists applying for this category must be able to perform with minimal sound reinforcement. NACA will provide house sound, consisting of four inputs (either microphone or direct input). There is no opportunity for a sound/light check.