Performers

Summit StageFest Performances

Performances and activities are scheduled across five outdoor stages, two street performance areas, and several indoor locations. Each stage is color-coded to make it easy to find. All Summit StageFest performances and activities are free!

Performer Guidelines

These guidelines explain the timing, staging, and other information for performers.

Performer Guidelines Details

Music Equipment

If you are bringing a musical instrument, please let us know as soon as possible. You can set it up either right in front/to the side of the stage or directly on the stage.

If you need to play recorded music, please bring your own sound source (laptop, phone, or CD). We will have a CD player, adapters, amplification, and a sound person.

Arrival

Please include extra time to arrive. Traffic may be slow. We will be looking for your arrival behind the stage at least 30 minutes before the start of your show. Please notify the Stage Wrangler as soon as you arrive. Limited parking will be available nearby, but you may be asked to move additional cars to a designated location up to a block away after dropping off performers and equipment. Stage-specific driving directions and instructions can be found below.

Stage Setup & Dressing Rooms

Women's and men's dressing rooms are available for performers. They are centrally located behind the Blue Moon Club and Green Gables Playhouse.

Performances prior to yours will end by 15 minutes before the hour at the latest. You will have 15 minutes to setup while the previous performance is striking.

Performance Timing & Striking

Every stage performance will start on the hour and can last up to 45 minutes. You will see a light from the sound booth at twenty until the hour. It will signal that you have 5 minutes left. We appreciate your keeping to the time limit.

At a quarter before the hour, you will have 15 minutes to strike while the next show sets up at the same time.

We will have a Stage Wrangler and Ushers to assist you.

Exhibitor Booths for Performers

Shared booth space will be provided near the front of each stage for performers that wish to distribute information or sell ticket and merchandise.


Burgundy Hall

Approach the festival from South Portage Path, turn right onto West Market Street, and park immediately. Only one vehicle per performance will be allowed to park here at a time.

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Green Gables Playhouse

Approach the festival from Edgerton Road (north of the festival) and turn south onto Conger. Traffic tends to move very slowly in this area during festivals. Only two vehicles per performance will be allowed to park here at a time.

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Blue Moon Club

Approach the festival from Edgerton Road (north of the festival) and turn south onto Conger. Traffic tends to move very slowly in this area during festivals. Turn left into the parking lot behind Wally Waffle and drive towards the library. Only two vehicles per performance will be allowed to park here at a time.

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Crimson Cabaret

Approach the festival from South Portage Path and turn onto South Highland Avenue behind Portage Path School. Only two vehicles per performance will be allowed to park here at a time.

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Blackfriars Theater

Approach the festival from Edgerton Road (north of the festival) and turn south onto Casterton Avenue. Only one vehicle per performance will be allowed to park here at a time.

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Rain Plan

The forecast looks wonderful for Saturday, but there is no harm in being prepared!

Rain Plan Details

Summit StageFest happens rain or shine. We ask you to be present and ready for your performance regardless of the forecast. If a shower occurs, we will work with you to determine the best option based on the intensity of the rainfall.

Our volunteer team has been instructed to go directly to the nearest stage if a shower occurs. They will help you move equipment as needed. We will have towels and other resources available to dry seats and the stage surfaces after the rain ends.

If a light rainfall occurs, you may choose to continue your performance, but the wireless microphones cannot be used in the rain. If the shower is stronger, you may need to pause or delay your performance. A staging tent is available behind each stage to shelter any equipment or set pieces that you bring. The sound board will have a tent as well.

It is important that the festival performances stay on schedule. If you must pause or delay your performance, you will still need to complete it before a quarter until the hour. Please consider ways that your performance can be abbreviated if this occurs.

We have a limited number of alternate locations available to reschedule performances. Rescheduled time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. If you cannot perform during your regularly scheduled set for any reason, you may talk to Diane Geiger to see if an alternate time slot is available at another location.

Indoor Activities

Wendy Duke

Mask Making Workshop
11 AM

The Nairobi Trio

"The Wild Goose"
5 PM inside Square Nightclub