One of the hardest things about throwing a live music festival is the fact that we will never have enough room for everyone who wants to play.
Even as we grow, more bands will want to be play. Because spots are filled this year and will always be limited, the only thing we can do is actually determine who is really committed to the festival and its principles, since in the long run those are the people we really want to invite as we expand the line-ups in future years.
In order to determine that level of commitment 8 MINUTES TO BURN has asked the fest to offer musicians, artists, and others who did not get a spot in the line-up this year an important way to participate that brings them a reward for doing so.
Tickets sales are of course important to the success of the fest so individuals and groups can register to be a part of the Ticket Referral Program, which allows you to receive $100 commission on every 25 tickets sold based on your referral of buyers to the online system.
How does it work?
Those who wish to participate in the program must send an email with the “Ticket Referral Program Registration” in the Subject Line with the following info in the body to :
- Name of Group or Organization (N/A if individual)
- Name of Contact Address of Group or Contact Telephone number of Contact Email Address of Contact
All Referral Commissions will be paid to Registered Participants within 90 days of the conclusion of the festival.
In order to receive referral commissions you must meet all the requirements for the program that will be disclosed to you when you submit your registration.
We hope you will consider participating!
All Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the event is cancelled, in which case funds will be returned to the credit card that was used to purchase them within 45 days of the final scheduled event date.
Cash purchases should hold on to their receipt and send it along with a written request for a refund due to event cancellation to and allow 45 days for processing.
All types of Tickets excluding VENDOR TICKETS are Transferable.
Will Call Tickets may be transferred by written notice up to 48 hours in advance.
To transfer tickets, a copy of the original receipt along with a copy of your ID and the credit card that was used to make the purchase must be sent to with a note requesting the ticket be transferred to a person with a specific name, email address, and telephone number.
An email with the authorization code, that must be presented by the person with that name to the ticket booth at the festival, will be sent in reply.
In addition to this email confirmation, the person picking up the ticket must present a valid ID showing that name as well be able to verify the email address and phone number associated with the transfer to retrieve the transferred ticket.
Persons not able to present these items or this information may be asked to purchase a ticket to gain entry.
Another lot of tickets will be reserved for local food, drink, and other non-festival merchandise vendors.
These tickets will also be available for purchase up to 15 days prior to the festival via the Facebook Ticketing System.
Like the Volunteer Tickets, they are available on a first come first serve basis but they must be approved by the Vending Coordinator.
Vendor Tickets are $250 each and each ticket includes two 3-Day Festival Passes, a 10×10 space, water source, and regular power use.
The fee does not cover tent rental, signage, credentials or tables. Additional power (if available) will be available for an added cost. 5-gallon re-usable water jugs should be utilized for all on-site water needs. Water jugs can pre-ordered through our Water Refill Program.
Vendors holding passes may purchase additional tickets at a discounted Rate. With approval from the Vending Coordinator before March 15, 2014, Vendor Tickets can purchased at a discounted rate of $160.
With approval, Vendor Tickets may be purchased via the ECWID FACEBOOK TICKET PURCHASING SYSTEM without a surcharge or from JAMBASE TICKETS with a fee.
Contact the Vending Coordinator at .
Unlike most festivals where most people get only VIP status based on the amount of money you paid for your ticket, 8 MINUTES TO BURN has decided that VIPs are also people who buy their tickets early in order to help the festival with pre-event needs like deposits, infrastructure, and labor necessary to build that infrastructure.
VIP activities should serve as a reward for those who help insure that the festival happens. Not only will you get a $10 DISCOUNT if you buy your ticket at the Early Bird Price but THE FIRST 200 3-DAY PASSES SOLD WILL BE GIFTED A VIP UPGRADE THAT GIVES YOU ACCESS TO ALL VIP ACTIVITIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE FESTIVAL FOR A WHOLE YEAR.
So get your ticket early because after the first 200 Passes are sold you can only get a VIP UPGRADE by purchasing them for $20 at the FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE AREA, via the ECWID FACEBOOK TICKET PURCHASING SYSTEM, or from JAMBASE TICKETS.