We are deeply grateful to all that helped make this year’s Rosendale Street Festival so wonderful! There are too many people to name here, but we are ever thankful to the committee who volunteers all year, all the performers, the sound engineers, the security, the greeters, the people who set up and broke down, the town of Rosendale, those who were vendors, our amazing ice and recycling crew, those who bought ads and especially those who sponsored, and especially the stage sponsors Liggan Insurance and Kimlin Propane. We are also grateful for those of you who donated at the entrance so we can pay our expenses.
We do have some hard data to share with you; unfortunately we brought in $4,000 less at the gate this year than last year. Right now we are struggling with the fact that we may not be able to pay our bills.
We are also struggling with the reality that in the future we also need more help to make the festival happen again. We need more committee members to take ownership of the following positions or next year’s festival is in jeopardy:
- Music Committee Secretary
- Stage Manager Training and Recruitment
- Hospitality Clean Up
- Stage Tear Down
- Post Fest Clean Up Crew
- Ad and Sponsorship Sales
- Program Editor
We will be having a meeting in November to solidify these new committee chairs; this meeting will be announced on social media and through other channels. Again if we cannot fill these positions, we will not be able to have a festival next year.
Sorry to bring you down after such a great festival but we need help, and we need people to step up and join us in the room where it happens.
Let’s Keep Rocking!
Street Festival co-chair