Ok, so, this is hopefully everything in one summary post.
ILFest will be in Milwaukee on September 2nd and 3rd at the Borg Ward. (Two days because Aen gets what Aen wants.
) I'm on renting the venue this week. I'm capping the number of bands at 8, since we're already at two days of festival and that's a lot of music!
Confirmed FO SHURE bands that can play:
The Otto Modest
Canyons of Static
The Abominable Showmen
The Ronald Raygun
Group of the Altos
the bohemian spaceship
Bands I'm still waiting to hear from to know FO SHURE FO SHURE:
IFIHADAHIFI / Like Like The The The Death
Kudzuu (bobloblah's band)
Me and Mountains
Let me know if I missed anyone. I think this is everyone.
There will be gallery space available for pedal builders to display their wares. I'm willing to receive a box of pedals in the mail, set them up, tear them down, and ship them back to you. We won't be able to sell gear for you, though.. so you've gotta show up in person to do any deals. And we'd prefer if you came in person anyways!
Definitely displaying their pedals:
I'm hoping other builders will be keen to come.
I'll be building a website with a blog, a Facebook page, twitter account, and posting the concert to last.fm, meetup, etc. Any other places I should be promoting online?
I need as much concert-planning knowledge as possible from you guys. Please share any ideas you have, and anything you've learned. I'm far from an expert on this.
Also, we need to get on some copy to promote the concert and getting a poster together.. If anyone wants to volunteer to write up some stuff ( I can provide details and general info to cover) or wants to do the graphic design, that'd be awesome.
We'll also need to be planning the logistics of blanketing Milwaukee in posters and printing t-shirts or hoodies, I'm thinking.