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Re: Professional Food Vendors for Art Festival


Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 11:58:11 PDT

In a message dated 4/2/01 1:42:15 PM Central Daylight Time,

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             We are looking for contact numbers for food vendors or festival
 organizers. The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council is having the Harvey
 Herbert Blues Contest and Concho River Blues Concert in June. This is part
 of an over all group effort of various arts groups to put on an event
 replacing a festival the chamber used to have the same weekend. If it is
 successful it could increase city funding for the arts, through the hotel
 motel tax. It is very political, right now we are only receiving a small
 fraction of what is allowed under Texas law. If we can prove we are bringing
 in tourists, then we might persuade the city to increase the money. The
 money is then distributed through grants, and the Children’s Art Museum is a
 big recipient of the sub-grants.
             If you have any ideas, please contact me off list at (unless someone else is looking for similar information)
             OH BTW yes Harvey Herbert is a relative, my Father. He helped
 get the Jazz Festival started, and the blues contest was in the planning
 stages when he died, so they named it after him.
 Kimberly (
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Suggestion for the food vendors: Use the Chicago and DC Taste festivals as
examples. They give the area restaurants an opportunity booth space, the
festival owners sell tickets (i.e., X# of tickets for $10) that are redeemed
at each booth, i.e., six tickets for a BBQ Turkey leg, four tickets for a
plate of cajun fries, five for a beer, etc. A contracted percent of the
money goes to the event, the rest to each of the restaurants, who turn in the
tickets for given value per ticket $$$. (Obviously have to be special tickets
that aren't duplicatable (is there such a word?) Give restaurants a chance to
show their stuff if you will, great advertising oppty for them. People love
to eat and listen and look at the same time. Seems to work well for these
cities. Any visual art events included?