Friends of the Festival announced sign-ups for volunteers are ongoing at this time for the 2014 Riverbend Festival. Over 1,400 volunteers assist with the festival each year and officials attribute much of Riverbend’s 33 years of success to the volunteers. Many of the festival volunteers come back for year after year, decade after decade.
For working a minimum of two 5-hour shifts during the festival, a Riverbend volunteer receives an admission badge good for the entire 8-day festival, a souvenir T-shirt, a VIP parking pass, and an appreciation cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat.
Volunteers may sign up at http://riverbendfestival.com/volunteer.
It was also announced that the heavily discounted Corporate Admission program expires on March 31st. This plan saves over 40% on the gate price of an 8-day admission. The minimum order is 100 and the cost is only $28 per wristband.
Companies, groups, and organizations may participate and offer them as gifts or sell them to employees at the discounted rate. Many companies purchase them for their employees as a benefit, while others allow the employees to get the wristbands with a simple payroll deduction or payment. Ask your HR (Human Resource) department to give Friends of the Festival a call at 423-756-2213 or contact by email at Karen@riverbendfestival.com.
Riverbend has announced the following acts for 2014 – Gary Allan, Widespread Panic, Buddy Guy, TobyMac, Boston, Justin Moore, Jeff Austin of the Yonder Mountain String Band, the Bernie Worrell Funk Orchestra, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Allen Stone, the New Orleans Suspects with Fred Tackett and Paul Berrere of Little Feat, and the John K. Band, featuring Kohn Kadlecik of Furthur. More announcements are expected late this week.
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