Volunteer With Us!

Garvin Gate Blues Festival is 100% free to the public, and volunteers are a big part of why we are able to keep it that way. Reach out to us today to find out about how you can help keep the Blues Festival going!

Volunteer Opportunities:

- Stage Crew Set Up/Tear Down
- Vendor Booth Set Up/Tear Down
- Clean Up Crew
- Work the Booth
- etc

As a 501(c)3, we are able to offer tax deductions and full service hours. Are you a student who would like to work the festival and receive school credit? Reach out to Ty Ryavec at 859.533.7361 or

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We’re always on the lookout for fresh takes on the blues. For more information, contact Mike Suttles at

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Our artists are important to us and to the music lovers who embrace the arts culture. We are looking for craft vendors and artisans alike to help bring 2019’s festival to life.

With space for fifty or so booths, our jury process is simple: once the application has been approved, first-come, first-served.

Vendors who would like to apply for an opportunity to have a 10’ x 10’ space must provide the required information in the application form first. A $60 booth fee covers the Louisville Metro vendor permit fee and electricity for each booth. A tent/canopy is suggested, but not required. Private, free, off-street parking is available nearby to the artists on a first-come basis. Groups with political or religious agendas will not be accepted, and food vendors see below for more information.

The festival takes place this year on Friday, October 11, from 6:30 - 11:15 pm, and Saturday, October 12, 2 - 11:15 pm. Vendors are asked to be present during all hours of the festival.

FOR COMMERCIAL VENDORS: if you would like to apply for space, we are increasing our booth fee for all commercial business vendors (i.e. window restorations, bath fitters, etc) to $250.00.

All applications must be received between April 1 and September 30.

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We work with a phenomenal team at Festival Cuisine & Spirits who manages all of our food inquiries. To find out more, please reach out to Adam Nugent at or click here to apply online.

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