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Champaign Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival
THE FESTIVAL - The 2013 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will be located at the NEWS GAZETTE in Downtown Champaign Il. Our new home in Downtown Champaign gave the festival room to grow for several more years and the ability to add new elements such as our motorcycle show, our workshop stage, an interview tent as well as provide national touring artists on all stages. In addition the vibrant downtown area boasts more than 60 bars, restaurants and shops all within one or two blocks of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. We are certain you will enjoy the festival, the nightlife and the excitement that this event will bring to Downtown Champaign!!
Admission to the 2013 festival will remain to be "FREE" yes "FREE". Fluid Events, has teamed up with several local Not-for-Profit groups and several great local sponsors to make this event happen once again!
Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a variety of different positions at the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival. Here is a list of the different positions:
Artist Hospitality - Look after the artists, as per contract (rider) at the hotel and on site. Maintain peaceful, tidy backstage area. Mature individuals with respect for privacy and a positive attitude is a must. Previous hospitality experience preferred but not required.
Backstage Assistance - Lifting, carefully moving equipment, high energy environment. Requires co-operative, hardworking people who take direction well. Music/backstage experience preferred. Must be 19 years of age or older.
Beer Tents - Servers must be at least 18 years of age. Busy, fast-paced environment.
Floater - Take care of odd jobs, fill in gaps. Help with important errands. Need to be able to do something new at the drop of a hat and to wait patiently while they are on duty.
Merchandise - Sell t-shirts, souvenirs, and other official merchandise of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. Cashier experience is helpful.
Site Setup - Help set tables, chairs, tents, barricades, signs, etc. Need energy and enthusiasm.
Site Takedown - Help take down the above. Need to take direction well.
We appreciate the help of our volunteers in the 2013 Blues, Brews, and BBQ festival, and to show our appreciation we will be hosting a raffle for all volunteers. Every hour that you volunteer equals one raffle ticket (Ex: volunteer 5 hours=5 raffle tickets). In addition to the raffle, volunteering agencies will be allowed to hand out their business cards, wear their organization's t-shirts and hang up a banner at the festival.
Raffle prizes include:
*4 day, all inclusive trip to Jamaica for 2 people (compliments of Fox River Vacations)
*3 - 3 day trips for 2 people to any of the 22 destination resorts (compliments of Fox River Vacations)
*4 Wine Tasting Certificates to a tour and wine tasting for 10 adults - Locations: Roselle, ILWheeling, ILWheaton, ILNaperville, IL
*Weekend Northern Michigan golf getaway
*4 Free Admission Passes to the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis
*BBQ Sauce/Seasoning/Spice Sampler Basket - Sauces/Seasonings/Spices will be included from: Char Crust, Volcanic Peppers, and more to come
*Festival Merchandise Basket including CD's and other band-related items
*Free stay at Comfort Suites voucher