Will there be a 2022 Portland Festival??? Yes! But we need your help….
As most of you know, our last festival was held in 2019. We typically use proceeds from the previous festival as seed capital for the next one. However… We also have a building on Northwestern Parkway that we use to store all the festival supplies and equipment, and it serves as our headquarters during The Festival and throughout the year.
2 years of electricity bills, water bills, sewer bills, taxes, and other building expenses have eaten into our seed capital. In addition to sunk costs, like everyone else, we’re seeing sharp increases in the prices for products and services that are essential to putting on the festival you know and love!
Our insurance costs have more than tripled! We need to buy the insurance to get the Certificate of Insurance before the City will give us permits. And the permit fees…
Do you like the live music at the Festival? The stage, setup, and rigging was $8,000 in 2019. Great bands rarely drag all their equipment on stage in the summer heat and play for free…
We’re required to keep a certain number of security on site at all times, at considerable expense…
With your help, we can preserve The Festival experience you’ve come to expect. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 from the community to pay for many of the frontloaded costs of the festival. If we’re unable to reach our goal, we’ll need to scale things back, and hope that we’ll have enough left over for the 2023 Portland Festival.
We’re not asking for much. If we got $10 from 1,000 folks, or $5 from 2,000, we’ll be all set! Give what you can so that we can all enjoy one of the best event in Louisville, let alone Portland!
You can make an online donation on our Square website @ https://portlandfestival.square.site or to donate via cash or check, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to: The Portland Festival, 3329 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40212, or call 502-901-1590.
Thanks! See you at the 46th (mostly) Annual Portland Festival, June 3rd and 4th!