The 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival will be complete with multiple stages/streams of curated music, fully integrated chat features, campfire open mics, Zoom campsites, craft show, food and merchandise tents, and above all else: the invaluable sense of community and connectivity that comes from the shared experience of enjoying music together. Please support the organization and event you love by registering in advance and attending. We need you to help us get to the 60th and Keep the Music Playing. Here are the answers to some of our frequent ?’s:
What’s happening with the 2020 Fest ticket I already purchased? Do I have to pay for the Virtual Festival? What about my parking passes?
We are so appreciative of everyone who bought tickets to the 2020 Philadelphia Folk Festival. While we cannot issue refunds, any tickets already purchased will be automatically converted into TWO admissions for the price you paid for one: – for the virtual 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 13-16, 2020 and – for the in-person 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 19-22, 2021 If you find yourself in a situation of extreme hardship that is an imminent threat to your financial security, we will do what we can in our extremely limited ability to help. In that case, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our emergency refund request form. In a best faith effort to enable the Philadelphia Folk Festival to grow and thrive for many years to come, we came up with two options for your purchased 2020 tickets: • Donate Your Ticket Back to the Society and • Enjoy the 2020 Virtual Festival AND Transfer Your Ticket to 2021
I don’t have a smartphone or Facebook! How do I watch this?
This is NOT on Facebook like our Digital Concert Venue but a BRAND NEW website accessible from any smartphone, iPad, or Computer. Don’t have great internet? Don’t worry! The Festival will be available to watch on demand for a limited time so you don’t miss a thing. We will have EASY TO USE instructional videos to help! What are the diferences between the price points for the Virtual Festival? Nothing! This is a Pay- What-You-Can event and we want to ensure that it is accessible to EVERYONE! Starting at $25 a day and going up to $500 a day, we hope that you’ll pay what you are able to and what you think Fest is worth to you, Not in a position to pay? PLEASE email email@example.com to receive a scholarship form.
Do I have to buy the FEST PACK separately?
Depends. It comes automatically with the Supporter level and above, but is only $8 as an add-on for anyone else!
When I signed up there was a question about people in my household? How many are allowed?
An infinite number! While we hope that each individual attendee would register and pay for the event to support the event and the artists, we recognize that social distancing may be more relaxed by August. Take your best guess and PLEASE be honest because we need these numbers for grantors and sponsors!
With the Zoom Campsites, what does private vs. public mean? Can I change my selection later?
A private Zoom Campsite means that ONLY the people you give the link and password to will be able to enter. A public Zoom Campsite will be accessible to anyone – similar to how people wander in and out of your site at Fest… only difference is as an admin you can kick anyone out that you don’t want there! And yes, you can change your selection later! When will we get a lineup? Soon! Not every artist can livestream and we are rounding out the lineup!