FEST: Finster Fest (GA)

Posted by:  Paradise Garden Foundation  | When:  | Where: Paradise Garden Foundation, 200 North Lewis Street, Summerville, Georgia, USA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
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Greetings Sonicbids artists, we're gearing up for the annual Finster Fest and we're looking for some amazing bands to fill this year's roster. Finster Fest takes place in Howard Finster's Paradise Garden and brings thousands of people to this truly unique festival. For those of you who are not familiar with Howard Finster, he was a famous Outsider Artist/ Folk Artist/ Visionary Artist who created more than 46,000 pieces of artwork, along with an art environment in his 4 acre back yard. The Finister Fest is a celebration of the legacy of his vision to create a space for artists to express themselves. If you have a great sound and passionate about art, this is definitely the gig for you!

The Opportunity

Over 60 folk artist from primarily the southeast come to perform and sell their work at the annual Finster Fest. Bands either donate a performance or perform for very little compensation, to help the Paradise Garden Foundation raise money for the upkeep of Howard Finster's greatest work of all, his Paradise Garden. This is a wonderful opportunity and an honor to play this festival. If you're looking to gain a much wider fan base and get involved in a good cause in the community, this is the festival for you

The Band

 We're looking for Indie, Blues, Acoustic, Country, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, acts and Singer-Songwriters. 

Bands must promote the gig

Bands must have a solid online presence

Bands keep 100% of their merch

Bands must promote the festival on social media

Ideally looking for bands that have a following in Georgia

Past performers include Nikki Lanne, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, Roger Alan Wade, Lew Card, Art Rosenbaum, Norman and Nancy Blake with James Bryan, Col. Bruce Hampton, von Grey and many more! mo

The Gig

Because this is a fundraiser, bands play for free or a very small rate

Looking for local, regional and national acts

PA provided

Basic backline provided 

Bands receive drink tickets 

Capacity +500


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by May 01, 2019

Fri 5/24/2019 @ 8:00 PM

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