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Wednesday, March 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Craft Beer, Cabanas, & Concierge: Curating the New Festival Experience

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With more music festivals than ever before, producers are differentiating themselves by paying more attention to the overall attendee and artist experience. Curated offerings that include enviable gastronomic choices, glamping, and golf cart valet are becoming the norm, but some have criticized the Goop-ification of festivals. Are producers just responding to the expectations of a savvier, more demanding audience with high-end, high-ticket amenities or are they creating a divided audience by catering to the so-called "one percent of rock"? We’ll look at the evolution of festival hospitality and look ahead to where things are going.

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Lindsay Hoffman

Festival Mktg Mgr, C3 Presents
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Tom Monday

Founder, Small Batch America/Indie Canteen
Tom Monday has spent his entire career working at the intersection of independent music, media, and technology- connecting bands, brands, and fans while working for the likes of No Depression, LimeWire, and Billboard. Realizing the increased commingling of music and food cultures... Read More →

Tom Russell

Founder, Governor's Ball Music Festival
Inspired by the rabid New Orleans festival culture, I joined local New Orleans’ promoters Superfly Productions in 2004 and remained apart of their family until December 2010. During my six year tenure with Superfly, I grew from the National Promotions Director position to the Director... Read More →
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Jay Sweet

Producer, Newport Folk Festival

Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 16AB

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