Below you'll find performance specific information followed by an application!
The forested Saloon Stage (20'x 12' + raised platform 16'x8') is surrounded by thematic art buildings with a Western flairThe centrally located Cedar Stage (45' x 26') is built from trees and boulders from the land. Adjacent to the quarry water is the Boat Stage (16'x 5.5') with a floating dance floorOur most renegade of stages is a full sized Chinese Junk Boat (30'x 8') that flanks the derby track With no “main stage”, all the stages become hot spots at different points in the weekend.
Most bands will have one scheduled set during the festival. However, in keeping with the title "A Festival of Ideas" we welcome artists to take initiative, create happenings at impromptu moments, lead parades, invent new bands, collaborate with performers, and try out new ideas! To facilitate this we have created a number of open-stage times throughout the weekend. We'd also love to hear about your ideas!
There is forest and meadow tent camping on site as well as various locations for vehicle camping. We will have local/organic focused food vendors on site Friday through Sunday, as well as drinking water.
We love having kids at Sh’bang! http://shbangfest.com/project/kids/
Though we have allowed pet goats to attend Sh'bang in the past please don’t bring your dog fluffy or fido no matter how adorable! (We apologize for the inconvenience! Our ducks and other farm friends quack thanks : )
Sh'bang is not like most festival models! We prioritize immersion in extravagant creativity, providing a platform for experimentation and new ideas. It’s a festival made by artists for artists and is primarily volunteer run! Sh'bang supports the creation of infrastructure for the Lookout Arts Quarry, a collectively owned remediated rock quarry turned art center, which in turn supports the artist in residency program (http://www.lookoutarts.com/air/) and other artistically inclined endeavors. Many artists and builders arrive at the Quarry months in advance to contribute their inspiration and time. Our vision is to build an accessible and affordable cultural hub in nature for artists to replenish, tune in, and develop the more experimental edges of their creative beings. In turn, we value you, and want to support you and your art in as many ways as we can. As well as, or in lieu of pay/covering travel costs, we may be able to offer a combination of the following: organic delicious meals, unusual forms of creative support, access to Quarry artist facilities and artist residency program in the off season, love and sass! Let us know what would feel fair to you and we will do our best to provide! Thank-you!
Thanks for your interest in performing at Sh’bang! Please fill out the below questionnaire and we will get back to you as soon as possible!