May 10th was the day the team behind the third annual Frankfort Bluegrass On The Green Fest held a fundraiser for their upcoming event. According to Amanda Thompson, who works with the event, their fundraising efforts were a complete success, which bodes well for the upcoming festival.
If you aren’t near Frankfort, Illinois, you might be wondering what the Frankfort Bluegrass On The Green Fest is all about. According to Thompson, the event is “a not-for-profit free two-day bluegrass festival put on by our small five person committee and other volunteers.”
The event’s Facebook page gives more background on the event, stating that top national and local bands scheduled to perform include Special Consensus, The HillBenders, Bluegrass Escape, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, The Boxcars, Lyndsay Lou and the Flatbellys, and the Iron Skillet Breakfast Band, just to name a few. Aside from the bands, there will also be plenty of activities for kids and great food at the Frankfort Farmers Market, along with music workshops for music enthusiasts. The event will take place Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Music is set to start at 10:30 am each day and end at 9:30 pm Saturday and 4 pm Sunday.
Thompson said that to promote the event, the marketing strategies that were deployed the most were “Facebook and posters around town.” Specifically, Thompson said the posters were put in local stores around Frankfort.
The team’s promotional aspects worked and the fundraiser went off without a hitch. “We had about 350 people attend and it helps to fund the free festival in the summer,” she said. “[There was a] [g]reat turnout, lots of great musicians. [E]verything went great.”
If you are planning on creating a similar fundraising event, Thompson states to get started on ticket presales early instead of much later in the event-planning process.
If you’d like to learn more about the Frankfort Bluegrass On The Green Fest and see the full listing of performers and how you can help support the event either through donations, sponsorships or volunteering time, click here to visit the event’s official site and Facebook page. Also, the Facebook page will not only give your more information and a way to connect to the event, but you can also see photos from past bluegrass festivals.