CPNO has worked out a deal with organizers of the Candler Park Music & Food Festival that will get you a free wristband for both days of the event AND will help us raise money for park improvements envisioned in our Master Plan.
All you have to do is hit this link, print out the flyer, and show up at the festival on Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm. Turn in the flyer, and you get the wristband, which otherwise runs $5-$10.
The good deal from the neighborhood's standpoint: Rival Entertainment will contribute a dollar to each person who turns in a flyer. That means more money to improve the pool, fix landscaping problems, and create a long-dreamed-about Candler Park Conservancy.
So, be sure to:
1) email the link to the flyer or the PDF to folks both inside and outside Candler Park;
2) print out a copy for you, your spouse, your kid, your grandmother and even that crazy cousin you keep locked up in the attic;
3) get every single friend, acquaintance and stranger from other neighborhoods near and far to print out the flyer;
4) head on over to the festival on Friday with your flyer and make sure that all family members, friends, and other sentient beings come along with their flyers as well;
5) grab your free wristband, which festival goers must have to purchase alcoholic beverages (the flyers will be honored for children, but those under 18 won't get wristbands);
6) enjoy the festival.
At least 24 food trucks are slated to come to the festival, which was formerly known as Midsummer Food & Music Festival. Friday night is local act night, and there tends to be more of a neighborhood-friendly feel. Among Friday's acts are Sundogs, Moontower and Wesley Cook.
New Orleans jazz-funk-rap musician Trombone Shorty headlines Saturday evening, following half a dozen other acts. But be sure drop Friday with the flyer, because if you do, you'll be able to bring your wristband to Saturday's show.