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Callie Advice on running a folk festival (56* d) RE: Advice on running a folk festival 11 Feb 03


Send out contracts to performers which set out exactly what they sould expect, including payment. Also, send them info about parking, instrument security, etc.

Don't give your volunteers and performers unlimited food and drink or you'll go broke (we did!). Instruct kitchen staff to charge everyone.

budget in ticket sales, then do another budget using only 25% of that sales figure. I always believe its best to budget on 'worst case scenario'.

try to get folk clubs involved who will bring the whole gang along.

check out your venue's entertainment/liquor license WELL in advance of the event.

Treat your sound engineers like royalty and give them all the food and drink they want. The musical success of the festival hinges on them!

publicise publicise publicise.

and have a great day!

Callie


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