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GUEST,PeteBoom (at work) Help: How do I start a music festival (27) RE: Help: How do I start a music festival 21 Aug 01

Greetings, Car4Doc -

One model I have seen work EXTREMELY well had a group say "We want to do a festival", then they contacted every group and festival of the type they wanted to run within a couple hundred miles and asked "How do you do YOURS?" They then took a couple of years (really!) to sort through the information they got and come up with a plan.

The results have been phenominal - one of the absolute best one day festivals I have ever seen. I've attended four or five years now, and my band played there this past year. They enlisted the support of the local city government/council, local business, based performers around local and regional acts with a couple of major names to get a draw from outside the immediate area (and to generate excitement), and drew in scads of vendors that offered a wide variety of goods in a reasonable price range.

Then take the bits suggested here and run with it (I particularly liked the "beer mat" suggestion - may use that myself on a project - should work better than mousepads...)

The festival I ranted about is in Michigan - their URL is Drop them (and any other festival you yourself like) a message, I bet you'll get a pile of help.

Regards -


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