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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hold a Rock Festival for an Important Cause

Back in 1969, one of the most memorable rook concerts of all time took place in Woodstock. No more than 50,000 attendees were expected to participate in the 3-day festival, and neither promoters nor financiers were prepared for the estimated 350,000-400,000 people who showed up to hear Santana, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, and numerous other outstanding performers. Held on Max Yasgur's 600-acre farm in White Lake, New York, the "3 Days of Peace & Music" was a resounding success. 

But it had some problems. Music festivals, whether they are held outside or inside, must address the needs of all attendees – security, washroom facilities, food, drink, lighting, seating, electrical engineers, sound engineers, promoters, financing, weather preparedness, event supplies and concession machines – and more. When they are held in a comfortable environment, music festivals are a great way to raise awareness for important causes.

If you are looking for an innovative way to raise money for an issue that affects you or your loved ones, and you know people who will finance and promote your event (or if you can finance and promote it yourself), consider setting up a music festival. How much to charge? What to expect? Check out the graphic below.

Music Festivals Infographic
Infographic Provided by EquipSupply

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