Chaque année, en avril, Villa Rica organise un festival de Blue grass. Le blue grass est une musique originaire des Appalaches proches de notre région. link
Les orchestres, d'excellente facture, sont composés des instruments traditionnels de ce type de formation : banjo, mandoline, guitare, violon, contrebasse. Je trouve en général ces orchestres très dynamiques. La preuve ?
Ca se passe dans une clairière et si l'organisation est bonne, c'est un peu spartiate. Je ne suis pas gêné...
Une manifestation de cette ampleur n'a lieu qu'avec l'aide de nombreux volontaires et une préparation longue et minutieuse. C'est l'ami Courtney qui coordonne l'ensemble :
2 - How long before the festival do you begin the preparation (at least 8 months out)?
3 - Is it your only task for the city (No)? If not, what else (Special Events, Leisure Programs, Classes, Red Haute Mamas, just to name a few) ?
4 - For all kind of events like this, the financial question is important. More for you because it's free... Where come the funds and what proportion (The City of Villa Rica funds 100%) ?
5 - Suppose, I want a place to sell something, do I have to pay for this (Registration fee $60 (non-electic) or $75 (electric) ?
6 - Have you an idea about the number of people who came this year during the two days (Saturday, April 24 estimated attendance is 200 & Sunday, April 25 estimated attendance is 1,500) ?
This years’ two-day Bluegrass Springfest held annually on the last weekend in April started our Family Fun Initiative events. This event was another success. The weather was stormy trackless train and free promotional giveaways. We had 62 vendor booths. The event was held on Saturday, April 24, from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, April 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The bands were phenomenal: Bullsboro (Regional Act), (Regional Act) and (Regional Act) performed on Saturday while Dehila Low, Suggins Brothers and the headliner, , performed Sunday. Everybody raved over the variety of foods prepared throughout the event: bar-b-q ribs, turkey legs, fried green tomatoes, chicken fingers, fried fish & shrimp, funnel cakes, smoothies, snow cones, freshly squeezed lemonade just to name a few. with a few dedicate participants in attendance and sunny with more than 1,500 in attendance. Participants enjoyed a fun-filled day of food, entertainment, games, pony rides, a
The event was successful with the assistance from Community Service workers on both days. Staff assisted with marking the booth spaces for the vendors, setting up the tent under the stage, setting up the stage, setting out the flags along the entrance way of the park, setting out the electrical cords for power, setting out trash cans with liners, mowing the grass, picking up trash and setting up canopies.
Staff coordinated (15) volunteers, community service workers, inmates and staff to the following duties: face painting, picking up trash, parking vehicles, manning the inflatables and other assigned duties. Staff coordinated our VRPRD booth in conjunction with the hospitality station.
Thanks Courtney !