Local musicians sought to perform in the May-Retta Daze festival April 30 and May 1

A row of narrow storefronts along Marietta Square, directly across from Glover ParkRestaurants and shops along Marietta Square (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Are you a local singer-songwriter or other Cobb County musician who would like to perform for a festival in Marietta this spring?

The May-Retta Daze arts, music, and crafts festival will be held on Marietta Square April 30 and May 1.

The event is also seeking vendors and sponsors.

For more information see the announcement from the City of Marietta website we’ve reprinted below:

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MARIETTA – Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities is proud to announce that the MAY-RETTA DAZE ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL will return to the Historic Marietta Square on April 30 & May 1, 2022.

May-Retta Daze is a two-day art, crafts & music outdoor festival held annually, around the first weekend in May at the Historic Marietta Square. The festival features exhibitors and artists showcasing handmade goods including painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, glass, fabric, soap, candles and more. In addition to a wide variety of arts & crafts, the Music Festival will showcase various live acoustic musical performances from local artists throughout both days. There is something for everyone with festival food, kid’s zone and live music. Bring the entire family to shop, relax and soak up the sounds on the Marietta Square.

April 30th & May 1st

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE Marietta, GA 30060

Musician Application

We are seeking local musicians to add to our music festival lineup as part of the 44th Annual May-Retta Daze Festival. Singer/Songwriter musicians (cover and original music) are all welcome to apply. Musicians that are selected to perform on the main stage during peak festival hours based on talent/skill, will receive compensation.

The Musician Application can be found here.

Deadline for application is April 1st.  

Completed applications must be sent to ezillweger@mariettaga.gov or mailed to:

City of Marietta Parks, Recreation, and Facilities

Attn: Emily Zillweger

205 Lawrence St NE/ 3rd Floor

PO Box 609

Marietta GA 30061

Arts & Crafts Exhibitor Application

The Arts & Crafts Festival is a juried show, bringing exceptional talent and art to the Square. Interested in becoming a vendor? The application can be found here

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Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Sponsorships allow us to put on the best event possible! Help us bring the May-retta Daze festival to life! Sponsorship application can be found here.

About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.

However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.

Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia

2019 Population Estimates 60,867

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 57,452

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 287,600

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 26,878

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 10,501

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 36,894

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 29,239

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 3,132

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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