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How to Start Playing At Music Festivals

posted 05/24/22 22:54:25   category » Musician Tips
How to Start Playing At Music Festivals

A recent survey done by Gallup found that 54% of households have someone that plays a musical instrument or sings. If you're one of those people, you might know that this hobby can turn into a real passion and a way of expressing yourself. If you want to start sharing your music, then a small music festival could be the ideal informal place to do this. You can book a slot on stage or sign up for an open mic session and start playing to an audience that really appreciates your music. 

Practice and submissions

If you want to get a place on one of the smaller stages at a local festival, you will probably have to make a submission to them online. Choose festivals that are a good fit with your music and you are more likely to get in. Practice your stage routine regularly in its entirety and make a decent video of it.

🎨 Special Call for Artists from Pacific Fine Arts Festivals

posted 05/19/22 14:46:06   category » Event Highlights
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Don't Miss Out on
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals'
June 1st Deadlines!

*Applications accepted after each deadline for space or waiting list consideration

Events with June 1st deadline*

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, October 8 & 9, 2022
Historic Main Street in Downtown Half Moon Bay, CA
More information

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Arts & Crafts, October 15 & 16, 2022
Historic Main Street in Downtown Half Moon Bay, CA
More information

Ironstone Wine & Art Festival

Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, June 11 & 12, 2022
Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Rd. Murphys, CA
More information

Sierra Arts Festival / Reno, NV
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, June 25 & 26, 2022
Wingfield Park and closed Arlington Avenue. Reno, NV
More information

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival

Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, July 9 & 10, 2022
Main and State Streets in Downtown Los Altos Village, Los Altos, CA
More information

Mammoth Lakes Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair

Arts & Crafts, July 29, 30 & 31, 2022
Kittredge Sports parking lot. Highway 203 (Main Street) and Forest Trail. Mammoth Lakes, CA
More information

Tahoe City Art by the Lake / Lake Tahoe
Arts & Crafts, August 19, 20 & 21, 2022
Boatworks at Lake Tahoe, 760 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
More information


Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, August 27 & 28, 2022
University Avenue between High and Webster Streets. Palo Alto, CA
More information


Dana and Troy Hale-Mounier, Directors
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals
Ph 209/267-4394
PO Box 280 Pine Grove, Ca 95665

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5 Steps to Gaining Referral Business

posted 05/16/22 12:28:01   category » Artist Resources
5 Steps to Gaining Referral Business
When you really think about it, you may realize that many of your current collectors and customers would be happy to recommend you and your work. And if you sell to a niche market, your customers are likely to know others who have the same interests, and could be potential clients as well.

How do you get referrals from your customer base? Ask for them. You may be pleasantly surprised at the very positive reaction you receive. After all, the worst they can say is "no."

👨‍🍳 Sponsored Classified for Food Vendors: Discounted Kitchen Equipment

posted 05/09/22 15:40:53   category » Festival Food Vendors
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This is a sponsored classified ad for food vendor members of FestivalNet from Featured Company FSX

is an online marketplace for food vendors to source overstock, closeout, new, refurbished and scratch and dent equipment from leading manufacturers and dealers. Discounts range from 15% to 40% off market price and come with at least a 90-day warranty. FSX offers a wide assortment of equipment from refrigeration, ice machines to small countertop equipment.

How can Festivals Be Friendlier to the Landscape?

posted 05/03/22 10:28:24   category » Event Promoter Tips
How can Festivals Be Friendlier to the Landscape?

If you love music festivals, art shows, and other outdoor celebrations but you are worried about their environmental impact, the good news is that as is the case with other industries, the festival industry, too, is becoming more eco-friendly. Events like Glastonbury, for instance, have completely banned the use of single plastics. Considering the fact that this festival has hundreds of thousands of attendees, the big reduction in waste can easily be imagined.

What NSF Certified Means To Your Mobile Food Business

posted 04/26/22 10:05:44   category » Festival Food Vendors
What NSF Certified Means To Your Mobile Food Business

Depending on your local health regulations, certain pieces of equipment must be NSF certified for your food truck to pass health inspection. As an example, the countertop in your home kitchen would not typically pass NSF as it can’t be sanitized as effectively as stainless steel.

If you think you want to operate your food truck kitchen without NSF rated equipment and you are caught, you could face huge fines and in some case may even have to remodel and replace the pieces found inadequate. If you need to replace your interior workspaces or appliances this will typically require downtime, and thus you’ll lose revenue and potentially customers if the non-compliance gets publicized.

Using non-NSF certified equipment will also affect your insurance coverage. If you add a piece of restaurant equipment that doesn’t meet commercial guidelines, any accidents, fires, or loss resulting from that item, and in some cases even the presence of that item in your kitchen, can void your insurance policy.

Creating your Own Henna Tattoos for Festival Season

posted 04/19/22 18:19:29   category » Craft Fair Vendor Resources
Creating your Own Henna Tattoos for Festival Season

Festival season is one of the best times of the year to diversify your style and delve into alternative fashion and body art. This year, Style Caster is predicting that knitted bucket hats, ombre dresses, denim, and sheer dresses will be all the rage but one staple of festival looks will never be out of trend: henna tattoos. If you are keen to create your own henna looks this season, building up your design abilities with every new festival or outdoor concert, keep the following tips in mind.


🎨 Are Your Prices Unrealistic?

posted 04/11/22 10:34:51   category » Artist Resources
🎨 Are Your Prices Unrealistic?

Many years ago, a certain art professor showed his portfolio slides to a class I attended, as a sample of how to put together a body of work for presentation. His beautiful ceramic perfume bottles were quite impressive and skillfully made. Along with the images were prices for each item, which averaged in the range of $600 each, which was his example of pricing to the class.

Not long ago, I happened to speak with an artist who by chance got the same talk from the same art professor with the same slides. She, however, had the presence of mind to raise her hand and ask "How many of these perfume bottles have you sold?" The answer: Zero.
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