An important note from Deb Livermore about the FDF

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First and foremost, I would like to thank all of the returning volunteers for helping us to make FDF 2019 (Father’s Day Festival) the Fantastic festival that it is!!! And a Really Big Thank You to all of the New Volunteers that have responded to our plea so far this year……but we still need more and so here it goes again….our plea……you will notice, if you have been following this thread….some differences….I’ll give anyone who can identify those differences a Special Thank You….at the festival… must tell me what they are though……no going back and looking at previous articles either….hahahahaha!!!!

Are you lonely? Are you new to the Bluegrass world? Would you like to make new friends? Maybe you are a returning festival goer, but would like to help a bit or a lot…..Would you like to help the California Bluegrass Association’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival be a success for another year? Well we have something that will check all the boxes for you.

Volunteering at the Bluegrass Festival is a great way to meet new people, and to help the festival continue to be a hit! The festival starts on Thursday, June 13, 2019 and runs through Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Music Camp begins with check in on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

We need volunteers of all kinds and so let me give you that information now.

In exchange for the 4 day festival ticket, including camping from Wednesday night through Sunday night, you would do the following:

1. If you can see/hear the Main Stage music you would perform 16 hours of service or 4 – four hour shifts.

2. If you can not see/hear the Main Stage music you would perform 12 hours of service or 3 – four hour shifts.

If you are coming before Wednesday, you would pay a small fee for camping, which is $10 for tents and $15 for RVs – per night – for basic dry camping. Electric only sites have a fee of $120 for the week, Monday through Sunday, and must be reserved.

All volunteers need to be CBA members. Single member – $25 per year, Family members – $30 per year.

Gate Ticket sales and runners – Starts Saturday prior to Music Camp (6/8/19) – a fast paced job of welcoming people as they arrive at the festival – computer skills and sneakers are a plus (12 hours)

Safety/Hospitality – Starts Saturday prior to Music Camp (6/8/19) – Smiles required – (12 hours)

Ice Booth – Starts Sunday prior to Music Camp (6/8/19) – no need to say more – (12 hours)

Utility crew – Assist in set up and tear down. Starts Saturday prior to Music Camp (6/8/19) – (12 hours)

People mover – Drive a truck pulling a wagon or ride on the wagon while communicating with the driver, to transport people around the festival – Starts Thursday (6/13/19) – (12 hours)

Children’s Program – help facilitate, music, play and crafts for the kids Starts – Thursday (6/13/19) – (12 hours)

The following job is at the Main Stage area

Hospitality – Prepare and serve food to the entertainment – 16 hours

And so with all of that information, please consider helping the CBA make the 2019 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival one of the BEST EVER!!! We are really excited to have your help! You can contact me at [email protected] for best results!!!! I look forward to hearing from you and working with you!


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