Steel Bridge Songfest Festival Info & FAQ's
Q: I want to volunteer at Steel Bridge Songfest? How can I get involved?
Steel Bridge Songfest would not be possible without the help of community volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with pre-festival and on-site duties such as poster/handbill distribution, bartending, merch sales and more. Volunteer incentives include a free Weekend Pass and other perks!
Contact Eric Leyendecker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out. Please put "VOLUNTEER" in the subject line.
Q. How do I get to Steel Bridge Songfest?
The festival takes place at a dozen venues throughout Sturgeon Bay, WI.
You can find Directions HERE
And there is a list of venues on our 2013 Schedule & Venues page HERE
Q. Is this a fundraising event?
No. The truth of the matter is that this is a gift to the community, a grass-roots public awareness effort. The truth also is that the festival pretty much only pays for the festival itself and little more. The core organizers are not paid.
See our Festival Reports Page for more info
Q: Who are the people running the festival?
The core of organizers is actually quite small (pat mAcdonald, melaniejane, and Eric Leyendecker) for whom this is a labor of love. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Danielle French who relocated to Stugeon Bay to get down in the trenches with us months prior to volunteer to help get this monster organized! Without our volunteers, none of this would be possible. BIG THANKS to all of the performers, our BIGGEST core of volunteers, for donating your time and talents to this cause. You have helped to save a bridge and now are helping to enrich and inspire a community. The effects of your contribution are long-lasting and deeply felt.
Q: Will there be transportation between the venues?
Yes, there will be free trolly service. Taxi service is also available. We want everyone to get safely around to all of the venues. It also helps that most all of the venues are within walking distance! THAT SAID....
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!
Although the Sturgeon Bay Police Department is extremely supportive of our efforts, their presence is increased drastically during the festival and THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING AS WELL AS ANY KIND OF OTHER RECREATIONAL SUBSTANCES!!! So just don't do it!
Also, please make sure your plates are current, headlights working, etc.
Do FULL AND COMPLETE STOPS!!!
PLEASE help us to maintain our stellar record!!!! Pretty incredible considering the tens of thousands of people who have come here over the years for the festival! Remember, you are a guest as well as an ambassador SBSF. We want to maintain a positive image in the community!!!
Q: Will I be able to park my car/van/Airstream trailer?
YES! There is ample street parking and free lots all throughout the downtown area!
If you are staying overnight in your trailer, you need to park in a designated RV area.
Q: I still have questions! Who can I ask?
General inquiries can be directed to email@example.com
Q. How do I submit to perform?
Note: Performer Submissions Ended on March 15th, 2013.
If you wish to be considered to perform at Steel Bridge Songfest in future years:
CLICK HERE for Performer Info & FAQ's
CLICK HERE to view a list of 2013 Performers
CONSTRUCTION ZONE SONGWRITER INFO
Q: What is Construction Zone? How can I get involved?
The Construction Zone is a collaborative songwriting intensive for professional and aspiring songwriters that takes place the week leading up to and including the annual Steel Bridge Songfest. Participation is by invitation only. It involves a week of collaborative songwriting and performing with a purpose in mind.
CLICK HERE for more about Construction Zone
Q. I've been confirmed as part of Construction Zone. What should I do RIGHT NOW?
If you are a confirmed Construction Zone songwriter:
CLICK HERE for Songwriter Info & FAQ's
Q. Where can I find a list of songwriters who will be taking place in the Construction Zone songwriting intensive?
CLICK HERE to view a list of 2013 Songwriters