Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 14
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, USA


We are excited that you are interested in teaching or performing at the 2016 Zimbabwean Music Festival. Zimfest 2016 will be held August 11-14, 2016 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR just west of Salem. We are happy to return the 25th annual festival to the WOU campus, in a location nearly equidistant to Portland and Eugene. The Zimfest Marketplace and outdoor stage will be located on the shady field known as The Grove, convenient to the festival registration area in the Werner University Center (WUC), as well as workshop spaces, dorms and dining hall. The Thursday evening concert and opening ceremony will be held at the outdoor stage, weather permitting, and ticketed evening concerts will be held indoors in the Pacific Room of the WUC.

Visa Requirements

Zimfest 2016 welcomes Zimbabweans and other individuals who are not US citizens to teach and perform, but under US visa regulations, all non-US citizens will require a working visa to teach and perform at the festival. Be advised that Zimfest does not sponsor visas. To obtain a US visa (visa type P, O, Q, and a few others) a US citizen, agent or nonprofit organization must apply for these visas on your behalf. You cannot apply for these visas yourself. For additional information, please contact the Zimfest Guest Coordinator, Marilyn Mohr, at

Submitting Applications

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If you are unable to submit the online application for teachers, send an email to to arrange for offline submission of the application. If you are a performer unable to submit an online application, please send an e-mail to

The deadline for applications is March 12, 2016.