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Update #4

Festival Update!

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Hello All,

I've been working hard, often time while on tour or out of town, to tie this festival together and I have been making great progress. If you have not checked out the festival's website in a while check-in soon. The site is evolving as more and more information is added. The most notable updates include the full list of performers/venues as well as a virtual box office for online ticket purchasing. In the coming weeks, I will send out a survey through Kickstarter to collect information from the supporters who've used the festival's campaign to purchase their ticket(s) in advance. The information that's collected will be used by our ticket collectors to determine you are indeed the rightful owner of the festival pass(es).

On the day of the festival you may retrieve your tickets from the festival's box office which will be located at Cafe Loftus: 136 South 15th Street  Philadelphia, PA 19102. The box office hours will be 11am-5pm.

I would also like to point out that the festival now has a publicist, Ms. Karina Kacala (pronounced ka-sa-la), who has already taken giant steps (I know...) toward the festival's publicity including setting up a nice partnership with Yelp!.

I have been witnessing some wonderful cooperation from the venues, musicians, and of course yourselves. Thank you all for the patience as I put this festival together piece by piece.
-Ernest Stuart

P.S.- Posters should be up in the venues this week. Festival graphic designer, Allison Narofsky has done a tremendous job, AGAIN.

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