Project Description

Affiliate Workshop – Creating Your Own Festival

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


King’s Palace
162 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103

IBC Pass Required for Entry

This workshop is recommended for Blues Foundation Affiliated blues societies who are interested in starting a new local blues festival as well as those that want to improve and grow festivals that they already produce. Hear from festival experts on creating a festival budget, curating your stages, hiring talent, building your volunteer base, and promoting your festival for the best outcomes. The moderator will be Mark Thompson (Suncoast Blues Society), and panelists include Paul Benjamin (North Atlantic Blues Festival), Tripp Hopkins (Utah Blues Society), Jostein Forsberg (Notodden Blues Festival), and Eric Larsen (Chenango Blues Festival).