Q: When and where is Pygmalion Music Festival?
A: September 26 – 28, 2013 and it takes place in the beautiful Midwestern college town of Champaign-Urbana, Ill.
Q: Can my band play at this year’s festival? Where do we submit?
A: We are finished booking for 2013, but honored that you’d think of us. Thanks!
Q: Is this a multi-venue festival? Are there outdoor shows?
A: There will be multiple locations for this year’s Pygmalion Music Festival. It will take place in the Krannert Center District and Downtown Urbana, as well as in Downtown Champaign. Yes, there are two outdoor shows.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Bring a poncho. The festival offers no refunds for inclement weather.
Q: We procreated by mistake. Can we bring our kids to the outdoor all ages shows?
A: Of course! Children under 10 are totally free. Above 10 years old is a full ticket price. Kids at 10 these days understand plenty, are doing a lot more than just watching rock music, so that’s our metric.
Q: Can I just go to one or two shows, and not buy the full pass?
A: Absolutely. Check out the ticketing page here for single show tickets.
Q: Are there age restrictions on the shows?
A: There are, in some cases. All shows at The Canopy Club are 18+. All shows INSIDE of venues in Downtown Champaign are 19+. Anyone may attend any show provided that they are with a parent or guardian and also have a ticket to the shows themselves. The shows at Krannert Center, Krannert Art Museum, The IMC, and both Outdoor shows are ALL AGES. Please email the festival director at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Q: I am coming in from out of town, where should we stay?
A: Eastland Inn and Suites has a block of rooms that will be available until early September. Contact them here immediately as it’s a U of I Football game weekend, and hotel rooms get scarce.
Q: Where should we eat in Champaign-Urbana?
A: We’re fortunate to have a wealth of delicious places to dine in Champaign. Refer to Smile Politely for some more detailed reviews of some of the better places in town, but once in town, you can just pick up the Official Festival Guide that exists inside of Bonfire Quarterly, and there is a comprehensive list of where to eat and drink around town.
Q: When will the schedule be announced?
A: We’re not totally sure yet, honestly. Could be as early as July, could be as late as September. We won’t announce it until we’re sure it’s done. But, you will be able to surmise quite a bit simply by looking at which of the ticketed shows are on sale and on what date.
Q: I bought a festival pass. How do I get into the shows?
A: Easy! Just exchange the ticket you purchased for a wristband. Starting on Thursday September 26 at 12 p.m. NOON — we will have a booth inside of Krannert Center at 500 S. Goodwin Ave Urbana IL 61801. On Saturday, the Wristband pick up will be consolidated with Will Call in Downtown Champaign, just outside of the big outdoor show, just north of Main St. on Walnut St. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter and we’ll be sure to let you know the moves.
A: Great question! In 2013, Pygmalion has decided to expand its horizons and partner with a few friends to start growing the scope of what Pygmalion presents to the community each year. In partnership with the Department of English at UIUC, and Ninth Letter, its literary magazine, we will be presenting Pygmalion Lit Fest, which will be comprised of four readings over two days. There will also be a book fair, which will take place in conjunction with The Made Fest. Speaking of The Made Fest, it’s the brain child of Justine Bursoni and Alexia Brown, who are curating what is sure to be the finest craft fair in the history of Downstate Illinois. Developed by having been to such wonderful events like Renegade in Chicago, The Made Fest will take place for just one day in its first year, Saturday September 28. For more information on both, please go to their respective websites.
Q: What is Krannert Center? Why are they all over everything?
A: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is the world’s leading University-based performance center. Literally. You can check out the website here. Literally, the festival would not be possible without its unending support.
Q: Who else should we thank?
A: Now is the moment where we ask you to please PLEASE look around the sponsors page. Red Bull Music Academy is another one of those sponsors that really helps gas the engine. WPCD 88.7 has jumped on board and is officially one of the greatest supporters of the festival as well. Beyond that, we’d simply ask that you click the SPONSORS button on the home page, and think about patronizing those businesses. These are people who have decided to spend their marketing and advertising dollars supporting live music and literature and art, as opposed to simply buying a radio ad or a billboard. These are businesses you can get behind, because they get behind us.
Q: I work for an online magazine / radio station / blog / newspaper. Can I cover the festival?
A: Probably so! Contact us here: email@example.com
Q: You haven’t really answered my question. To whom do I speak?
A: The festival founder and creative director is Seth. He will answer your question. He also wrote this FAQ. He sometimes speaks in the third person. It’s his father’s fault. Email him here: firstname.lastname@example.org