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General FAQs

FestivalNet publishes a wide variety of newsletters as listed below.
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  • Bi-Monthly Deadline Reminder - Lists hundreds of events with upcoming deadlines. This is a must have list!
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These Monthly Newsletters offer tips, information and new ideas related to working in the festival market.
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  • 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.
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General FAQs, Member FAQs

In your "Pro Search" search results, show ratings can be found in the upper right corner of the summary box for each event and on the full show details page as well.

Any event or promoter that has been rated, will have yellow stars that you can click to view the ratings. Because our database is so large, many events & promoters have not been rated yet. Only Pro members have access to view detailed ratings.

Show Ratings Tip:
A good way to check on a promoter that you're not familiar with is to use the "More by this Promoter" link that's to the right of the promoter name -- clicking on this will bring up all the events listed by that promoter, so that even if a particular event is unrated, you can quickly scan to see how the promoter's other events rate.

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, "send my EPK." Click this link 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

You must have an account on our website to rate shows and/or promoters. If you are not a FN Member, you may become a basic member for free and then rate shows. Click the join link at the top of our site. Basic members may rate shows however to view individual ratings and comments, you must have a Pro account.

If you have an account, make sure you are logged in and from the tabs at the top, select "Events" and "Pro Search". Or from My Account, click "Find Events". Submit your search and in the results you will see ratings in the upper right corner of each event, along with links to add ratings. To find a specific show, use the "Key Word" field in the bottom left corner of Pro Search.

You will need to read and agree to the Rating Guidelines, available in the ratings form, to submit a rating. Click here to view our rating guidelines.

Also, check out this Rate Events page for events that have happened recently! You can sort by month and state to easily locate events and click directly to the rating form. Tip! Bookmark that page for easy access later!

To edit or delete a rating you have added, be sure you're logged in and locate the show in "Pro Search"

A quick way to find an individual show is to use the "Key Word" box, at the bottom of the Pro Search form. Enter the event name or promoter name and Click "Search Now." The rating(s) will appear in the event info. Click the rating stars, the rating that you entered will appear with the options: "Edit this Rating" or "Delete this Rating." Click the option you want and proceed from there. If you are editing a rating you must click "Submit Form" for the edit to be completed. If you are deleting a rating you must click "Yes, Delete This Rating" for the process to completed.

Export allows you to save the basic contact info from My List to a comma-separated values (csv) file. You can import your list to a spreadsheet, *contact manager or database. Generate mailing labels, run a mail merge or send a group email! Export up to 1,000 events per year! Fields included: Show Dates, Main Email, Promoter Name, Show Name, Attendance, Promoter Mailing Address, Show Director Name, Main Phone, Show Location City & State.

*A contact manager is a database program that is used to manage a list of clients/customers/contacts. Try a Google search like this: "best contact manager programs"

Our members have requested that your materials/mediums or products be listed in the rating to help explain what you do in order to put your rating into context. To edit your materials/mediums or products tags, go to "Modify Profile". You must fill in at least one of those fields, "Medium/­Materials" or "Products/­Tags".

"Medium/Materials" relates to what you work with or how you work, "Products" relates to what you sell or your service. These are "tags" for your profile.

Event ratings stay live for 3 years and promoter ratings stay up for 4 years.

If a promoter has not entered deadlines into their event details, we will display "until full" as the default. Get in touch with the event directly to see if they've filled up.

Festival/Promoters FAQs

Log in and go to "My Account" On the right of your account area, click the link "Pro View of My Events." If your show has ratings, you will see yellow stars in the top right hand corner of your event. Click on the stars to view your ratings. If the stars are greyed out, that means there are no ratings.

Encourage your happy exhibitors and vendors to rate your shows! We provide you with tips on doing this at the bottom of this page: festivalnet.com/festpromotion

Promoters are allowed the option to add one response per event or promoter rating. FestivalNet will not be put in the middle of any disputes between members.

To be listed, your event must include opportunities for exhibitors or vendors or entertainment.

Please Note we do not list the following types of events:
  • Individual exhibits or concerts
  • Gun Shows and Rodeos (Unless these need vendors)
  • Classes or lectures
  • Unrelated Organization conferences
  • Museum or Gallery Exhibits

VIP Promoter status provides the promoter with assistance keeping their events updated and other benefits as listed in the VIP page, click here.

The ability to upload documents and applications is a Pro Member feature. For more information on Pro Membership, please go here. To become a Pro Member, go here.

To upload your application, go to "My Account" and look for the "My Applications" link across the gray toolbar. Click that, and then select "Upload Document". Add a title and description for your document. Keep in mind that when visitors go to download your application, they will be taken to a page with all of your uploaded documents listed, so make your title specific to that particular application (ie: if this is a vendor application for an event, list the name of the event in the title).

Next, choose your application file. This file needs to be available for upload on the computer or network you're attempting to upload from. We accept the following file formats: pdf, doc, docx, odt, txt. If your application is in a different format, please convert it before attempting to upload. There are many free document editors available to do so with. If you have previously uploaded documents or applications into your profile, and want to make multiple copies, click the "Choose From Uploaded Documents" documents, and select a file from there to use as your new uploaded document.

After your title and description are set, and your file is selected, click "Upload Document" to upload it. If you need to edit or remove documents after uploading them, go back under the My Applications tab, and select the appropriate action there.

Your applications are available to view & download from your profile and your event listings.

Seller questions

After you add items for sale in your shop, you can choose items to be shown as a featured item on the Marketplace homepage ($4 for 2 weeks).

From "My Account" click 'My Shop' then click Manage my Shop. From there, click "My Products", select the product you wish to feature, scroll down, check 'Feature this Item,' click 'Save Changes' and complete the order.

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