Call For Performers For "Fire and Rain"!

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 03:55 pm Updated: Oct 18, 2023 12:28 am

This year, an artistic collaboration between Foo Foo Fest, Artel Gallery and Friends of Downtown will launch a unique public art project, “Fire and Rain,” that takes place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11. Organizers are inviting performers and performance groups to be part of the celebration. The “Fire and Rain” sculpture, hand-crafted of wire and holographic strands of mylar, will stretch some 9,500 ft., and float high in the air above Intendencia Street, winding down and skipping across Palafox and ending at Artel Gallery, on the corner of Palafox and Government Streets. The project is funded by a generous Foo Foo Fest grant and will stay up during the festival and for a few weeks beyond. 

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The event is open to the public and acts will be scheduled to perform on:
• Thursday, Oct. 31, 6-9pm
• Friday, Nov. 1, 6-9pm
• Saturday, Nov. 2, 12-9pm
• Sunday, Nov. 3, 12-6pm
• Friday, Nov. 9, 6-9pm
• Saturday, Nov. 10, 12-9pm
• Sunday, Nov. 11, 12-6pm


Musicians, magicians, fitness groups, artists, dancers, mimes, puppeteers, sword-swallowers, face painters, buskers, tumblers ... a diverse combination of groups and individuals will have the opportunity to perform under “Fire and Rain” on opening night and during both weekends of Foo Foo Festival. Performer applications must be received by midnight Friday, August 16, 2019, and multiple time slots may be requested. For more information, contact Courtney Randall at


Performer Guidelines:
• All performers must be preapproved by Friends of Downtown.
• You may apply for multiple time slots and multiple mediums.
• You must have enough performance material to fill a 1-hour time slot.
• Material must be family-friendly and appropriate for audiences of all ages.
• No materials or content which are blatantly offensive, racial, disreputable or sexual, shall be allowed.
• Amplification must be consistently below 85 dBC at 30 feet or less.
• All activities must have a connection of art, food, music or cultural interest.
• No fires, explosives or flammable materials are allowed.
• No performances in the “Fire and Rain” event will be allowed without direct permission, and all performances will be on a scheduled basis.
• Participants shall be responsible for keeping their area clean and safe during performance, and for leaving the space clean afterward.
• Collection of tips and donations is allowed.
• Event organizers do not provide sound system, seating, stage or guarantee of contributions (tips).

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Application deadline is Friday, August 16, 2019
You will be notified of selection or non-selection by Friday, August 23, 2019