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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

FestivalNet publishes a wide variety of newsletters as listed below.
Sign up for our Newsletters here.
Current Members, manage your subscriptions here.
  • Bi-Monthly Deadline Reminder - Lists hundreds of events with upcoming deadlines. This is a must have list!
  • Weekly Calls for Artists, Event Updates & Additions - Events with recent changes, updates or cancellations and all events in the current Call For Artists Newsletter and our CFA Web Page.
  • Pro Member Info & Updates - Pro Member announcements, news, contests, and more.
  • Affiliates - Sent periodically, receive helpful tips, news, and promotions on FestivalNet's Affiliate referral program.
These Monthly Newsletters offer tips, information and new ideas related to working in the festival market.
  • Artist & Crafters - Helpful advice & tips dedicated to all aspects of being an artist, crafter, or other vendor at festivals and events to help you achieve success.
  • Musicians - Articles revolving around booking practices, helpful tips on getting gigs and improving your online presence as a performer/entertainer working or seeking work in the festival market.
  • Food Vendors - Helpful tips and articles for food vendors, food trucks and other commercial vendors. Ideas for marketing your business and info on health and safety.
  • Promoters - Articles relating to promoting your events, communicating with potential vendors, tips on sponsorship, and helpful info on how to run a successful event.
  • Marketplace Sellers - News relating to online selling, marketing ideas for your business and tips for selling in the FestivalNet Marketplace.

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Current Members, manage your subscriptions here.

General FAQs, Member FAQs

In Pro Search, after the number of entertainment stages, you will see abbreviations of specific genres of entertainment that event is seeking.

Level of entertainment:
I = International, N = National, R = Regional, L = Local

Types of music:
AL = alternative
AM = americana
BC = beach
BG = bluegrass
BL = blues
CL = classical/symphony
CH = children's
CR = christian
CY = country
CZ = cajun/zydeco
EL = electronic
ET = ethnic
EX = experimental
FK = folk
FU = funk
GP = gospel
JM = jam
JZ = jazz
LN = latin
ME = metal
NA = new age
OP = opera
OT = old-time
RA = ragtime
RB = rhythm & blues/soul
RG = reggae
RK = rock
RO = rockabilly
RP = rap
RT = roots
SO = soul
SP = spoken Word
SW = swing
TC = dj/dance/techno
TF = top forty/pop
WL = world

An Electronic Press Kit, or "EPK" is a collection of materials used to promote your business, whether you are an artist, musician, craftperson, band, food vendor, other exhibitor or company. Your FestivalNet profile serves as your EPK. Complete your profile by adding bio, photos, music, videos, calendar and blog. The more complete your EPK, the more a promoter can conveniently learn all about you from one easy link.

In the Pro search full show details page, next to the promoter's email address you will notice this link, "Get Booked." Click there and select your choice under "Contact this event about applying" to generate an email from you to the event promoter with a link to your FN profile/EPK.

Use this link to quickly contact festivals you are interested in applying for. Before you use this tool, be sure your FestivalNet profile is complete. From the My Account area, you can modify your profile page (includes your bio), add photos, songs, videos, blog, and calendar.

This functionality needs to work with your default email program on your computer/browser, which you need to have set up first. You will have the chance to add more text to the email containing your EPK before sending the email.

Member FAQs

This is either the date all bookings will be done or the deadline to receive applications (if they use an application process). In either case, contact the event well in advance (4-6 months) of the posted deadline. If a festival is all booked up before their posted deadline, that is the nature of the business.

If the song is an mp3 file (with compression set to 320 kbps max) it is not further compressed. For the best results, make an mp3 from the original, uncompressed recording. If your song file is in a format other than mp3 or exceeds 320 kbps as an mp3, it will be compressed and saved as an mp3. Pro members are allowed a little higher quality compression level.

Here are a few tips for non-music performers and entertainers.

In the Entertainment box, in the # of stages of option, select "0 w/ Roving Performers". This is a good place to start, but it is not the only way to search. These are events that don't hire bands but do have entertainment.

You can also find suitable events by using our key word search. Select All events with entertainment and try words that fit what you do, like sideshow, comedy, magician, magic, juggler, kids' entertainment etc. Do a separate search for each key word(s) you place in the key word box. Again, do not rely on just this one method.

Remember: You can contact any event that has any type or level of entertainment, pitch what you do and possibly get booked!

Festival/Promoters FAQs

If you do not enter a date for your event's exhibitor, food, or entertainment deadline fields - we will display "Until Full" there as a courtesy.

We are more than happy to post your event on our website as long as it offers opportunities for either exhibitors, vendors or musicians. It is free to list your event and simply requires a free membership to do so.

If you do NOT have a membership please use the link and instructions below.

To add your event(s) to the FestivalNet database, go here.

* Complete the form which will create your user ID and password.
* Then log in with your new user ID and password.
* Click on "Manage My Events"
* Click on "Add Event".

If you DO have an account please follow the instructions below.

Log in at the top of the website or click 'my account' at the top of the page.

* Click on "Manage My Events"
* Click on "Add Event"

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