Where the money comes from and goes to.
Hootstock is a labour of love, we do it because we love it and we know that the people who come love it too. Here is some information about where the money comes from and where it goes each year.
The first Hootstock Festival took place in July 2012 at the site of the old Bradley Creek Schoolhouse, which is affectionately known as the Stumpranchers Hall (40 km. East of 100 Mile House B.C. on Eagle Creek Rd).
The Hootstock Festival is an offspring of the Hootenanny Cafe, a local entertainment phenomenon, (see Hootenanny Cafe on Facebook). It was just a one day outdoor festival totally jammed with great entertainment. The festival has no corporate sponsors, all the funds are raised through ticket sales, with the majority of profits going to pay the performers.
Volunteers play an important role in this festival as one can imagine. In 2012, we had more than thirty different acts ranging from old tyme music to varied rock musicians, some great poetry, bellydancers! as well as some modern dance and electronica. You can check out some video on youtube at huncityproductions.
Pretty rustic setting. Great out houses, nice fire pits and camping spots. Folks need to bring their own drinking water please. Wash water will be available on site. We are not sure at this time, but we are guessing we should have 100+ tenting spots and a few R.V. spots.
Last year we had some great food vendors that kept everyone happy with some great snacks ! This year will be the same, and we are encouraging other vendors of weird and wonderful goods to Contact Us.
As with most small, cool festivals we would greatly appreciate any help we could get from folks that are like minded in wanting to promote local culture and in turn be involved in something pretty special!! Anyone wanting to help in any way and share their skills with us should Contact Us.
You may have noticed the lack of corporate sponsorship logo's on this web site. We believe that this festival should stand on it own as far as finances go. In order to do this we welcome the co-operation of individuals. We choose not to go around with our hands out looking for money from the government or any other corporations. People are what will make this festival survive, their CO-OPeration and not CORPoration is whats important, and really its all about the music and the entertainment, not money!! CHEERS!!
We will again have music, dancers, poets, story tellers, performance artists, kids performers, someone doing something with fire would be great!! For the performers we can provide much gratitude, lots of hospitality, great food, a great stage and sound show, a really great time and some pay. Aspiring performers are also warmly encouraged.
|Download the 2017 poster for print.
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The lineup is up, click the link in the menu to view it.Some photos from
Hootstock Festival Featurette by Britt A.M.! on MixCloud
As played on CFURadio