There are a few new opportunities coming to the 2016 Lancaster Roots and Blues festival that I'd like to whisper to the web. Now last year we had a few booths available outside of Freedom Hall at the Convention Center. This year we will be hosting the music portion of the festival on one side of Freedom Hall and on the other side businesses will be able to purchase a booth space. Having met with our marketing director and crunching the numbers, we are expecting around 10,000 guests for 2016. This will be amazing exposure for businesses and charities as well. The booth space is for all 3 days: Friday February 26th, Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th. If you are interested in more information, you can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can shoot you over the info! Also, we have a lot of folks who may not be interested in promoting a business per say but a charity. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the festival in the name of your favorite charity and/or purchase a booth space for that charity, shoot me an email and we can work out the details.
This year we will be featuring the Booth's businesses/charity on the website, a blurb in the fantastic 70+ page program, social media and of course I'll be promoting right here on this blog.
Also stay tuned for more information on how to become a volunteer. I know last year was a bit hectic as all events can be, but trust me... We are going to be kicking butt and taking names this year! Once the link is ready to roll, you will be able to sign up through a site called Volunteer Spot. From there your information will be passed to the Director of Volunteers and we will be placing you hopefully at the venue of your choice! Volunteers will receive a custom 2016 T-Shirt only available to Volunteers, general admission to the festival day of your choice and a meal voucher for the Food Truck stop at Binns Park. We are actively seeking responsible volunteers who are available for all 3 days to act as the Lead Volunteer for one of the 10 Locations. We will be reaching out to last year's Leads as they were absolutely wonderful, but as you know, things change from year to year and they may not be available for all three days. This year Leads will be receiving a great package deal for helping so extensively and the organization on our end will be clean making their jobs MUCH easier!! When the link is up and ready, I'll be sure to blast out the good news!
One confirmed artist is guitarist Jim Campilongo. You can check out his bio HERE. You may have seen him on Letterman or Late Night with Conan O'Brien! Check him out below:
Cheers and Guitar Stings,