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Calling all vendors!

Submit your application now to be a part of our Small Business Marketplace, where local businesses and entrepreneurs can showcase their unique products and services to OBF festival-goers. We also welcome creative-brand activations. Apply today to be a part of this one of a kind event!

The annual OBF Music Festival returns to The Bronx Brewery on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00pm - 9:00pm. OBF Music Fest is a free event for the community that includes featured musical performances, food & drinks, interactive stations, live DJ sets and much more. Most importantly, it is a platform to showcase the artistry and versatility of professional string performers of color while motivating the next generation of music makers.

To provide the best opportunity for our vendors and variation for attendees, we carefully consider each vendor and their product offerings. Once you submit a form, our team will contact you with further information and link to pay all applicable fees. We will require the following information and potential fees to confirm your space:



  1. 30-day Street Fair Vendor Permit or appropriate license(s) - ALL vendors MUST obtain a 30-day Street Fair Vendor Permit from the Department of Consumer Affairs as required by the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO). Vendor permits MUST be secured by NO LATER THAN MONDAY JULY 31, 2023.  

  2. Vendor Fee - Space will not be reserved until we receive your payment.

  3. Tent/Tent Fee - ALL vendors are required to either provide their own tent or pay a tent fee in advance to secure an OBF tent.

  4. Table - Vendors are required to bring their own presentation set up, including tables. If needed, OBF can provide tables at a fee of $15 and chairs at no additional cost.




Item                                                      Price
Vendor Fee                                          $50
Tent*                                                     $50

Table*                                                   $15
Street Fair Permit (paid to DCA)        $10
Total Vendor Fees                               $60 (min) - $125 (max)



  • All vendor categories may apply EXCEPT for food and beverages.

  • OBF music festival rain date is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, from 1:00pm - 9:00pm at The Bronx Brewery.

  • ​All vendors are required to have a temporary, 30-day Street Fair Vendor Permit from the Department of Consumer Affairs.


DCWP Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit
DCWP Licensing Center
42 Broadway, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 639-9675

DCWP Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit
Visit this site for the DCA 30-Day Street Fair Vendor Permit.


  • If selected, There is NO guarantee you will be the sole vendor offering a particular product.

  • ​Vendors provide their own display materials, including vendor table and are responsible for overseeing their products and services during the event (OBF is not liable for any lost or stolen items). OBF Music Fest will provide vendors with (2) folding chairs and/or other seating options. All vendors are required to have a 10' x 10' canopy tent. Vendor may bring their own tent or rent an OBF tent (see above for pricing).

  • Check-in and vendor set-up begins at 11:00am on Saturday, August 20th. All vendors must complete their set-up by no later than 12:30pm. Display breakdown begins at 6:00pm and must be completed by 7:30pm. Vendors must remain open and onsite from 1:00pm - 6:00pm -- No early breakdowns.  

  • Vendors will be stationed on the outside street. There are no electrical outlets or sources available nearby.

  • ​Please note: NO REFUNDS will be issued if the vendor does not show at the given time, cancels or causes any malice during event. If Vendor fails to properly communicate with the OBF team or arrives after Vendor call time on the day of the event, OBF Music Fest reserves the right to decline vendor's participation.

  • ​The person listed as Primary Contact in this Vendor Application should be someone authorized to respond on behalf of the vendor applying and who frequently checks their email. Notifications from OBF will be sent to the Primary Contact email address, and will require a timely response. To keep important OBF emails from landing in a spam folder, it's a good idea to add the following address to your contact list:





Forms will be accepted through Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:59pm CST.


Please provide the information below to apply as an OBF 2022 Vendor. The OBF Committee will review your application, and you will be notified whether or not you have been selected to vend on or before June 30th, 2022.

OBF Vendor Application
Primary Contact
Business Information
By entering this application to Ode to the Black Fiddler Music Festival, presented by IAH Studio, LLC, I acknowledge and agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

I consent to OBF collecting, processing and using the personal data I supplied in this application in order to review my materials and communicate with me about the application.

I understand by entering this application does not guarantee my selection to vend at OBF Music Fest 2022. OBF will only review and consider completed applications for inclusion in OBF 2022. OBF's selection decisions are made in OBF's sole, undisputed discretion. OBF is under no obligation to provide feedback to applicants.

Thank you for submitting your vendor application for the 2023 OBF Music Festival! We appreciate your interest in being a part of our community event. We look forward to reviewing your application and will be in touch soon.

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