If you want a tax ID number, you can apply with the federal government (IRS), unless you are a sole proprietor - in which case you may simply use your social security number. You will need to apply to each state (Dept. of Revenue) separately for sales tax numbers to go with your tax ID number.
A vendor license is generally not required if you are participating in festivals, since you will be permitted through the event sponsor. If you were a street vendor in the city of X, not affiliated with a festival, that city might require you to have a vendor license.
For more information on license and tax ID info, check with your local government as well as the festival that you may be vending at.
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.
Our free basic membership includes:
Do a search here to see if your event is listed. If you find your event, that means your organization has a User ID. Please contact email@example.com if you need assistance with your login so you can edit your event.
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!
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!
Yes, but you must contact FestivalNet ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to do that. Please keep track of your User ID and Password. You must log in with the User ID listed with your event(s) in order to add or update an event. We prefer that you keep the User ID currently listed for your event/organization, but it is not required.
*Please Keep in Mind: If your account is used by more than one person in your organization, we highly recommend against changing your user ID to avoid confusion. If you are simply unsure of what your user ID is, feel free to contact us, and we will look it up for you instead of changing it.
Yes, different emails may be listed with each event. Please keep in mind, the email address tied to your Member User ID is the email address that will control your User ID. If you forget your password (or user ID) and use the Password Lookup, it will be sent to that email address.