Volunteer Info

First, thanks so very much for being a volunteer!
We appreciate your help, and you'll have a blast.

    We are running the Festival this year on very limited resources, so a lot of your volunteer activity will do with fundraising to help pay for the festival (our production costs are over $100,000). Accordingly, we have made some changes in how we are running the volunteer network.

  • This year volunteers must sign up in advance. Write volunteer@jsjbf.org to volunteer, stating which day and time, and which tasks you'd like.
  • There is no reserved volunteer parking. Volunteers will not be getting parking passes. You can park across the street for $2 or on the same side of the street as Monmouth Park for $4 in Preferred Grandstand Parking.
  • Try to arrive about a half-hour before the start of your time, so you're in place when things actually begin.
  • When you arrive, first go to the Festival Check-in Booth and sign in. Parking attendents or signs will help them see where this is. It will be in the Preferred Grandstand Parking Lot, in the Handicapped Parking area. Located very close by the UpBeat Stage.
  • When you sign-in, you'll be given a wrist-band which will give you access to the hospitality tent.
    This year, volunteers may make only one meal-visit per four-hour period.
  • You've either been assigned, or will be assigned to one of the areas where we need help.
    • Donations : walking around the festival, or at assigned stations, with tubs to collect donations.
    • 50/50 Tickets : walking around the festival, or at the Booth, to sell 50/50 tickets.
      You get to wear a cute red bib!
    • Merchandise: staffing the JSJBF merchandise booth (t-shirts, CD's, etc.)
    • Hospitality: staffing the backstage tent, serving food to volunteers and bands.
    • Security: At various places: backstage at three stages, busy crossings, hospitality access,
      and just strolling around to ensure that everything's cool.
    • Backstage: At three stages, helping with instrument lugging and setup. Driving the equipment golf cart. Tending the mix board at the smaller stages.
    • Ice Supply: we sell ice to the vendors. On a hot weekend, this can get pretty manic!
  • We hope that you'll work a four-hour shift (altho more time is always welcomed!). At the end of your shift, go back to the Registration Tent, and sign out. The Registration people will cut off your wrist band and give you a chit for your festival tee-shirt. You only get one shirt per person, even if you do more than one shift.
  • Volunteers are also needed for set-up (all day Friday starting early morning) and tear-down (Sunday Evening).
  • There is no formal after-party this year, because the festival runs so much later on Sunday night.

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Thanks for being there for us! Enjoy the weekend!

Got questions? email Lou and Joan, our Volunteer Coordinators (link)

Band Info

First, thanks so very much for appearing at the Festival!
We appreciate your presence, and look forward to your gig.

    We are running the Festival this year on very limited resources, Accordingly, we have made some changes in how we are running the bands.

  • There is reserved band parking. Each band has two spaces set aside, primarily for equipment, so we ask you carpool your band down to two cars.
  • Arrive at least an hour before the start of your gig, so you're in place when things actually begin.
  • Arrive at Gate 3 (it's marked) and stop at Band Check in. This is next to the parking attendant gate.....and there will be a sign saying "Band Drop-Off". You will unload here into golf carts.... and then go around thru the Parking attendent gate , give their pass and park in the Grandstand Parking Area.
  • All other band members/cars are on your own for parking..... either the $2 lot across the street, or the $4 lot. All band members shoud find their way (on foot) to the Festival Checkin (in the handicapped parking area of the Grandstand lot. At check in you will receive your pass into the park. No additional family, friends or managers will be allowed in this checkin. Additional groupies must go through the main gate and pay their $3 entance fee into MP.
  • When you sign-in, you'll be given a wrist-bands which will give you access to the hospitality tent (food and beverages!). Only band players are given this hospitality. That's on-stage players only, not spouses, children, roadies, or your great-aunt Mildred.
  • Hang out in the backstage area of your venue until your time. Volunteers will be around to help you move your equipment into place and set mics etc.
  • Play your hearts out and watch the audience dig ya.
  • There is no formal after-party this year, because the festival runs so much later on Sunday night.

Thanks for being there for us! Enjoy the weekend!

Got questions? email Dennis (link)

 

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