What's NEW at FestivalNet!
New! Website Traffic Averages Increased! Our monthly traffic averages have been upped to 1,300,000+ visitors & 70+ million page views! Woo Hoo!
New! New Event Marketing Tool! FestivalNet feels all fancy with the launch of our first infographic. Have a look at the new Featured Event and Call For Artist comparison page! Learn about our awesome and affordable event advertising options!
Image Editing Capabilities! You've asked, we've listened, you can now rotate or crop your images! When you upload photos to your profile, events, gallery or shop, you now have these options. And if a previously uploaded image needs adjusting, you can click 'change image' to make changes!
Larger Photos Side-Wide: We have increased the sizes of all event images site-wide and profile images in our Festival Biz directory! Also, events with no uploaded photos have been assigned a default image.
"Until Full" Added to Deadline Search! When you search by deadline in pro search, you will now see the option to include all events that are booking until they are full, enjoy!
Messaging Members Has Gotten Easier. Finding users to message from your FN community inbox has gotten way better! Check out the "find a user" button!
Level 2 Members! We have improved functionality around MyList sorting and searching. Check it out at the top of your MyList.
More Lodging Options in Pro Search! You will now see a new lodging map at the bottom of full event details in Pro Search! Area Airbnb's, hostels, apartments, hotels and more are all a click away. There's also a link to Priceline options above the map. Happy Booking!
Improved Inbox! Members: You will now see a bell at the top of the website and in your 'My Account' area that will take you to your inbox! Soon, you will also receive messages from us about your account here as well. Head over to your inbox and check out the improvements there.
Improved Access to My Account Also at the top of the site, click the down arrow next to the bell, for direct links to pages in your 'My Account' area!
New Get Booked Button! In Pro Search full details page, you will now see a "Get Booked" button near the Promoter's name. This new "One Click Connect" feature lets you easily send promoters your FestivalNet profile and a personal message, and/or learn how to apply to that event! (Note: 'Get Booked' has replaced the 'Send EPK' link).
Featured Items Get More Exposure! Online sellers, when you Feature your item in our Marketplace, they will also appear under a new "Featured Items" tab in our Resources page! Get more bang for your buck. Feature your items in the add/edit item form in 'Manage My Shop'.
Pro Search Improvement! Members: We have improved the look of the various search menus in Pro Search database, have a look!
Edit your Sublist! Level 3 members, you now edit your custom sub list titles.
Improved Export Tool! For Level 3 members, you now can choose up to two additional event contacts for your file export. Happy Exporting!
Food Truck Category Added! Calling all FestivalNet Food Truck Members, head over to 'modify profile' and opt in to your new category! While you're there, opt in to our Fest Biz Directory. That way promoters can find YOUR food truck for their event!
Our Sizzling Summer Contests! Through the end of this month, there are two easy ways to win a cool $150 or $200 cash! No sweat, no strings and just a click away. Get in on it before it's gone by going here.
New Site Look! We've upgraded the look of our website with fresh colors and design, hope you like it!
New Handmade Percentage Filter: In Pro Search, you can now search for shows based on their handmade-vendors percentage! Not all events in the database may have this info filled out yet, so be sure to search with and without this filter.
Doubled Affiliate Commission! You can now earn $10 per new pro member you send our way! For details, check out our AWESOME FestivalNet Affiliate Program.
More Photos! We have increased the gallery limits for Levels 2 & 3 members! Level 2 members can now upload up to 30 images and Level 3 gives you 60 gallery images! Say Cheese!
Hide Event Option! In your Pro Search results, there is now a 'hide' link allowing you to remove certain shows from all search results! This option is available to all members.
Updated Security Measures! We are now fully HTTPS site-wide, meeting Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" initiative. With our properly implemented site-wide security, this also provides the best possible experience for visitors and members.
FestivalNet Flyer Redesigned! On your Affiliate Tools page, there is a sweet new flyer for you to use when sharing FestivalNet with other vendors. When you click and print your flyer, your affiliate number is automatically embedded! To learn more about making money with our affiliate program, click here.
New Motel 6 Code! Pro Members: We have a NEW Motel 6 code for your 10% off. Please click the Motel 6 image in 'My Account' for this important update!
Set Reminders/Appointments when Booking Shows! This Level 2 & 3 feature allows you to easily set appointments and reminders in your personal Google or Yahoo Calender. Keeps you on top of each next step in the booking process for all events you are working on.
We have a new "Why Go Pro" Video! And we think it's pretty cool, check it out on our membership info page.
Our web traffic spikes again! FestivalNet now welcomes over 900k visitors monthly!
Happy Birthday FestivalNet! Where does the time go!? We opened our online doors 20 years ago! Woo Hoo!
More Options to Feature Items! You can now feature your products and artwork to appear on the Marketplace homepage for 2 weeks for $5, 4 weeks for $8, or 12 weeks for $10. This is a great way to reach more buyers!
We have a new Logo! Thrilled to announce we have rolled out our new logo! It was time for a fresh new change, we hope you love it too.
Handmade Percentage Designation! We are collecting a new event detail from promoters, how many exhibitors at their event will be handmade. For events that have updated this info, you will now see data explaining what percentage of the event is handmade or if it is 100% handmade only!
Give your buyers options! When you list your items in the FestivalNet Marketplace, you can now offer customizable options such as color, size, or any other types of choices related to your item.
Find Lodging for Events! When you view event listings on our site, you will now notice a new "find area lodging" graphic. With one click, you can peruse the best lodging deals near that event! With our new travel partner, Priceline, we save you time and money booking your travel online!
Get Organized Track your Show Apps & Bookings! New for Level 3, in addition to the recently added Custom Sublists, you will now find default options to track the booking status of each event in your My List! In Pro Search event listings, note these new check boxes: Applied, Confirmed/Money Sent, Event Full, Accepted, Needs Follow-up & Denied.
Phone Number Shown in Profile. We now display your phone number in your profile, but it is an optional selection that you control in Account Details. We no longer allow phone numbers in your company description field. If you want your phone number on display, make sure it is listed in your "Account Details" and you must be listed in the Festival Biz Directory. In Modify Profile, be sure to check 'yes' to be "Included In the Fest Biz Directory"!
Improvement to Printing Event Pages! The page format for printing event pages in Pro Search has been modified and improved, check it out! Level 2 Pro members, we have also improved your "Print My List" experience.
Changes to managing your MyList. Level 2 and 3 Pro Members, you now have new functions to manage events in your My List. For example, if you have events in your My List that have been removed from our database, you can now remove those with one click!
New Calendar Designation! For service providers, there is now a new calendar designation to explain your participation in events. When adding events to your FN Calendar from Pro Search, you will now see "providing services" as one of the participation options.
Free Pro membership for Advertisers! When you spend $175 in advertising within 12 months, you will automatically be comped a free year of Level 1 Pro access! Head over to "event advertising" for all these options!
How long have you been in the fest biz? We now collect number of years in business on our members. At sign up, or the next time you modify your profile, you will be asked to select the number of years you have been working in the festival market. This helps us when we provide tech support and it will be a great thing to share in your FestivalNet Community profile.
New Pro Member Bonus! Everyone likes a discount, right? We are happy to announce a new lodging discount! Pro Members have long enjoyed their 10% discount with Motel 6, to help offset the cost of their membership. We have also partnered with Americas Best Value Inn. Along with your Motel 6 discount, Pro Members can now get 15% off thousands of ABVI locations! Check it out here!
Organize your MyList into Sub Lists! You've asked for it, we've delivered! From Pro Search, Level 2 & 3 members will notice the new option by clicking the "My List" link within any event or in My Account. Adding and managing sub lists is available to Level 3 members.
Introducing "My Notepad"! In addition to the notes option on individual events (now called Show Notes), we've now created General Notes. Create separate notes related to anything you want! Available for Level 2 & 3 Pro members, click "My Notepad" in "My Account" to add and manage your general notes and access all your events notes! Check it out!
Google Maps Improved! From our event pages, maps and directions are now working more succinctly to the event's address (as listed by the event sponsor), not just the zip code location.
FAQ's got a Make Over! Our FAQ page now allows you to search by keywords and tags! Check it out.
Vimeo Now Added! In addition to YouTube, you can now embed your Vimeo videos to your profile. Pro members, add your videos here.
Improved the Deadline, Updates, and Call for Artists Emails/Web pages! At the top of each page, Deadlines, Recent Updates, Call For Artists, you now have the ability to select your state or region! Hallelujah! To join any of these Newsletters, go to manage your e-lists in My Account.
Event Street Address Added! In Pro Search when you view full details, you will now see the street address under event location!
New Pro Search Event Details. We've added three new awesome details to the events in our database. Find out the specifics of how to apply, what the admission is if applicable, and what insurance the event requires.
Introducing Awesome Profile Badges! Our FN Community member profiles now have nifty new badges to highlight folks who are true Pros in the festival & events industry. Click here to learn how you can amp up your business!
FestivalNet is more mobile friendly! We've recently put some great efforts into making our website work better on your mobile device! Woo Hoo!
Map added to Full Details. You'll now enjoy a little map that links to google directions at the bottom right corner of event full-detail pages.
Call for Artists! We now offer a Call for Artists Special Web Page and Email blast! To sign up for our Weekly Calls for Artists & Event Updates/Additions, visit Manage Your E-lists in 'My account.' If you do not have a FestivalNet account yet, please use the email sign up box at the top of this page! Promoters: Click to learn about this opportunity.
More musical genres! We have added more choices to better define your musical acts! We went from 31 to 37 musical genres that events with entertainment can now choose from. Promoters, please take a look at these new genres and edit your event(s) accordingly.
Improved Search Engine Optimization! We have enhanced all links and pages in the Marketplace to improve SEO (search engine optimization), so your products will receive better ranking in the search engines. We've changed all links in the Marketplace and in individual shops.
"How to Apply" Details Now Available! Promoters can now include "How to Apply" information for all vendor and entertainment submissions. Options include downloading applications directly from the event details page at FestivalNet.com, a link to the event's website or a 3rd party website/service or calling the promoter directly to request an application.
Promoter Images Improvement. Your profile image and the event image (if you upload two different images) will now display when visitors click on your event image!
Advertiser News! We just hit a first ever mile stone of delivering on average over 1 million ad impressions per month for all our advertisers collectively. Check out our affordable advertising opportunities.
Search by talent level! Musicians, in the entertainment box of Pro Search, there is a new drop down menu called Talent Level where you can select local, regional, national, etc. in order to pinpoint what the festival is seeking!
Affiliate Tools Design! Come on over to your Affiliate Tools page, we have improved the look and layout. All members now have an affiliate number and are qualified to earn commissions on new Pro member referrals.
Changes to editing your profile. All 'my account' add/modify forms have been updated. The profile, blog, gallery, applications/documents, songs & video forms have an updated cleaner look! Head over to 'my account' and take a look around.
Another New My List Improvement! Level 2 and 3 members, there are now a few more helpful ways for you to sort your My List events. Head on over to your My List and click the "Sort My List" drop down menu to check these new options out.
Pro Search Improvement. All members will now notice a new city feature in Pro Search. Once you select a state and begin to enter a city, a drop down will display with city choices. Check it out!
Level 2 Pro Members can now Search their MyList. At the top of your MyList you will now see a search box allowing you to locate certain events by key word, city, and more. Enjoy!
Festival Images now in Pro Search. Promoters, remember you can now upload individual images to accompany your listings for enhanced exposure throughout our web site. Event images now also appear in Pro Search!
A new share bar on shop home pages. In addition to the convenient share bar found with every Marketplace item, there is now a new share bar on all the shop's main pages. Just look for this share bar throughout the Marketplace to quickly post stores and individual items to social network sites like Pinterest, Facebook, G+, Twitter, and more!
Note to Seller now included in Checkout. Buyers can now type a note to sellers when they check out in the Marketplace. Let your customers know.
Finally! You can filter performer pay in Pro Search. In the Entertainment portion of Pro Search, members can now search by a pay range or find events that pay any amount. Keep in mind that many events have not entered their pay range, although they do actually pay. It is always smart to get in touch with each event to verify performer pay information.
Easier-to-Find Marketplace Categories! The Marketplace just got easier to navigate with our new user friendly categories in the sidebar! Additionally, artists will find a couple of new categories to list their items under!
New Pro Search Functions. You can now search by multiple deadline month and multiple event type in Pro Search! If you're logged in, visit Pro Search now to try it out!
Major Savings for Basic members! Add a rating on events where you have exhibited or performed and you get a $1 for each rating toward an upgrade to Pro level access! After 5 ratings you get $5 off! You can then continue to earn a buck for every show you rate, up to a whopping $15 off any Pro Level membership! Head over to Pro Search for more details!
Add a Festival Search Widget to your Website! Want to add an incredible festival and events search box to your site or blog? We have made it easier than ever for you to do this, adding great dynamic content to your site for free. Visit the festival search widget page to get started!
You can now easily rearrange your Marketplace Items. Customize the look of your FestivalNet Shop further by changing the order of your products.
Cities now listed on all state pages. We've recently added city names to all our state pages to improve search engine rank and the visitor's experience on these pages! Visit this festival search page & click your state!
Great news for Festivals! Promoters, you can now upload a photo to accompany your festival information! We are working on adding these photos throughout the website in the many pages where your events appear. Please add your photo today!
More Pics for Pro Members! You can now add lots more photos to your gallery! Level 1 comes with 15 images, Level 2 comes with 25, and a whopping 40 images is allowed with Level 3. Photos are a great way to improve your ranking on our site, so make the most of your profile and upload more images today!
New for Affiliates! We have added a couple new affiliate referral widgets. Head on over to Affiliate Tools for your personalized profile widget. There's also a new one for your shop!
New in our Marketplace! We've added a separate shop welcome message that will appear at the top of each seller's shop home page! Sellers can add a Shop Welcome message via Shop Settings. Peruse the Marketplace today to see this fresh look.
New Pro Perk in the Fest Biz Directory! Now there is a blue ribbon designation accompanying the business ads of all Pro Members in the Festival Busines Directory. These ads appear at the top of the search results, giving Pro Members the leading edge in gaining valuable exposure for their business.
Make the most of your FestivalNet Marketplace shop. Visit our new shop tips and marketing pointers page! You can access this via the help link in 'manage my shop'.
Festival Promoters are now able to reply to ratings left on their events. This new system will hopefully reduce misunderstandings that may have occurred or give the promoter an equal chance to defend or appreciate any comments left.
Hop on over to our advanced search page. Select your state and start typing a city in the city field! We think you will like this new feature.
If you are selling your CDs or MP3s in the Marketplace, visitors can now stream your music right from each item's description in your shop!
Woo Hoo! FestivalNet Now receives over 750,000 visitors each month.
We have instituted a new handmade items designation. We know how important it is that handmade producers are represented correctly so now in your Modify Profile settings you will choose this designation if you produce handmade items. Go to Modify Profile to select your designation. Read more!
Pro Members will now find a link in their My Account area called Site Stats! Your stats let you know how many hits you're getting to your FestivalNet profile, shop, gallery, songs, and more!
There's a new progress bar in your account area to let you know what else you can do to enhance your FestivalNet profile for better exposure on our website! Read more!
Pro Members - there's a new discount code for your 10% at Motel 6 Nationwide! Click the Motel 6 bonus link in your My Account area. If you're not a Pro Member yet, Go to Upgrade/Renew so you can start saving too and take advantage of these other awesome new tools!
We've added a place for subscriber comments in our newsletters! Check it out in September's editions! Also, we now offer a "Featured Festival" spot in all newsletters, fantastic new exposure for your event. Get in touch with us for all advertising options!
Now when you edit your FestivalNet profile, you have the option to see your changes right away by clicking 'view your changes' after submitting the modifications. To create or modify your profile, log in and click 'my account' and look for the 'modify profile' option under 'your profile.' Be sure to upload a profile image too and opt in our Fest Biz Directory for added exposure!
We now have a ton of helpful ideas and opportunities for you to promote your event! Check out our new Event Promotion page for more details.
Making things easier for you is what we're all about! Take a look at our new, cleaner, easy-to-search Newsletter Archive. Here you'll see all of our helpful newsletters listed in a tabbed view, making it easy to flip through back issues, as well as our most recent articles displayed on-page.
A new landmark! We are proud to announce we now have 650,000+ monthly visitors to the website and have a whopping 24,000+ events listed in our database.
On our "Tell a Friend" page, if you are logged in your affiliate number will auto-load in the message making earning your affiliate commission all the easier (more info on our affiliate program). In addition, your name and email will also load in the form for your convenience. Also, we now add your affiliate number to the codes on our "Link to FN" page.
There is a new area at the top of the Pro Search results page that will tell you what you entered as search criteria.
Also, in the Pro Search results, Level 2 or 3 members will see "View/Edit" in red next to "My Notes" if they have added notes on an event. Lets you easily tell which events have notes and which don't.
In Pro Search, US & Canada have been added as region options and we now offer "until full" in the deadline area.
Festivals and promoters with a paid Pro account can now add their show applications to their profile for easy access by exhibitors! Other Pro Members can add flyers or product information documents. Allowed file types are DOC and PDF. There is a new tab in "My Account" called 'My Applications' for festival/promoter members and 'My Documents' for all others.
Members, you now have an option to set your default landing page of your festivalnet URL (also known as your EPK). The landing page can be either your profile/info page, shop, blog, photos, or videos. There is a new drop down list in the modify profile screen in your "My Account" area.
New Pro Search items! You can now:
When printing the list of shows in your 'MyList', the events will now print one per page.
We added a New Newsletter
Sign up to receive our Weekly Updates Newsletter of recently added, updated or canceled events! Go to "My Account" and click "Manage Your E-lists" to sign up!
For All Pro Members
You now have the option to embed a Youtube video or upload one to your profile! To see how this works, go to "My Account" and click on the "videos" tab and click "add video". Enjoy!
New in Show Ratings
Thanks to your feedback on our "Vote for Changes" page, we've added a new item in the show rating form, a line to indicate your gross sales for that event. Please remember to rate shows you've attended, it helps everyone!
Also, if your medium is listed in your profile, that will show up in the ratings display so other people can specifically see what each rater did at the event they have rated.
We added an online chat feature! Now when you're in your "My Account" area, the join page, pro search, and other pages on the site, you will notice the "Click for Live Help" box on the bottom right hand side of the screen. If we're available to chat and if you need assistance, we look forward to chatting with you.
Pro search now has multi-select for state, month, booths allowed and music type. Use the control key to select more than one for these drop down categories!
The FestivalNet Marketplace has launched!
Check out our new videos:
Why go Pro?
How to use the Pro Search
NEW PRO MEMBER & FESTIVAL FEATURES:
"My List" & "My Notes" are now auto updated in Pro search.
You can now select multiple music types in Pro search.
Festivals can now show their profile image with their events and events are auto-added to their profile calendar!
Members can now rate changes to our website. Click here to see how.
Turn your profile into your EPK (Electronic Press Kit)! Easily send your customized profile to Festival Promoters straight from the full show details page by clicking the new "send my EPK" link next to the promoter's email address.
Musicians can now add songs to their profile!
FN partners with Artist Career Training!
Visit this page to learn all about this partnership: Exposure = Success TeleSeries; Exclusively for Festival Network Online Pro Crafter and Artist Members
Member Calendar Feature Added
Now you can add events to your personal calendar. Check out the "Add event to My Calendar" link in the Pro Search results or edit your calendar from your account area!
FN partners with Motel 6.
Now all paid members can save 10% at over 1000 Motel 6 locations nationwide! To learn more about the program, click here. If you are already a Pro Member (levels 1-3), get the discount code by clicking on "Special Bonus" in My Account.
Fest Biz Directory now links to your Community profile.
Now if you opt to be listed in our Festival Biz Directory, your listing will link back to your FN Community profile!
Profiles with photos are listed first, so be sure you upload a photo!
Export more info. Level 3 members may now export application deadline date
in addition to previously included fields.
FN Community launched!
April 2008: You can now use Canadian Zip Codes in the Zip Code Radius Search
February 2008: FESTIVALNET HAS A NEW WEBSITE!
Pro Member Features
To check out this new feature, log in and once you are at the search database, check out #4. There is an option to select recently edited shows. Basic Members and Pro Members have access to this feature! Remember, if you need tech support just let us know! 828-658-2779
Multiple Fest Biz Categories
Hey Members, want your business to appear in more than one category in the Festival Biz directory? Now you can! Log in, click 'My Account', and select up to three categories for your business.
In addition to show ratings, you can now rate the promoters. Check out the ratings box in your search results.
Festivals: take advantage of free co-promotional opportunities.