• Please complete and submit the Volunteer Confirmation Form to confirm your involvement as a volunteer for RPM Fest 2019.

  • Please join the RPM Volunteers Trello Team, create an account, and (if possible) download the app on your phone so we can coordinate volunteer plans and schedules.

  • Please join the RPM Volunteers Facebook Group (and make sure Notifications are turned on for all posts) so we can stay in touch and keep you informed.


  • Street Team

    • Assist with physical and digital promotion from February to August leading up to fest

    • Hang up posters in businesses, on bulletin boards, in high foot traffic areas

    • Hand out flyers at rock, punk, and metal shows at big venues

    • Repost RPM content on social media pages and groups

  • Setup/Teardown

    • Assist with setup of site and gear Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before fest

    • Assist with teardown of site and gear Sunday night and Monday after fest

  • Gate:

    • Check IDs or email receipts and mark off check-in lists

    • Take cash/credit for day of show ticket sales

    • Put on correct wristbands for weekend, single day, bands, volunteers

    • Distribute programs to all attendees, bands, volunteers

  • Info/First Aid

    • Answer questions, give directions, provide information to attendees

    • Assist with first aid and medical needs

    • Refer to emergency action plan if needed

  • Merch Tent:

    • Selling RPM Fest merchandise

    • Keeping track of inventory, items sold, and pre-orders distributed

    • Handling money and making change

  • Security

    • Observe and protect crowd, mosh pit, and stage areas

    • Roam the grounds to ensure safety of all people and report any incidents

  • Backstage/Hospitality:

    • Provide bands with drink tickets, waters, sodas at check-in

    • Provide headlining and touring bands with meal tickets and snacks at check-in

    • Verify that only bands, staff, and volunteers are in backstage area

  • Sound:

    • Assist bands with loading and hooking up gear on stage

    • Assist with band changeovers and mic placements

    • Watch the set to watch for and fix issues with gear

  • Video:

    • Operate cameras during band performances

    • Copy video files to hard drives and clear memory cards

    • Swap out camera memory cards and batteries

  • Photographers:

    • Take photos of band performances

    • Take candids of bands, crowds, campers

    • Document all aspects of the festival



  • Volunteers will receive credit for the following tasks:

    • Distributing RPM Fest handbills at a nationally touring rock/punk/metal show (2 hours credit per show)

    • Posting RPM Fest flyers in a designated town, city, or region (2 hours credit per area)

    • Volunteering for a 4-hour shift during RPM Fest setup, festival weekend, or teardown (4 hours credit per shift)

  • Volunteers that complete 20 hours of credit will receive a 100% discount on a Weekend Ticket.

  • Volunteers that complete 12 hours of credit will receive a 50% discount on a Weekend Ticket or 100% discount on a Single Day Ticket.

  • Volunteers that complete 4 hours of credit will receive a 20% discount on a Weekend Ticket or 50% discount on a Single Day Ticket.

  • To earn credit, volunteers must check in with RPM Staff at Fundraiser Shows, at the fest, or provide photo proof of them posting flyers or distributing handbills.

  • All volunteers will receive a free RPM Fest Shirt.

  • All festival weekend volunteers will also receive a meal ticket after the completion of their shift.

  • Photographers receive free entry in exchange for providing RPM Fest with their photos and a non-exclusive license to use them for festival promotion purposes on our website, social media, posters, flyers, etc.



Shows to Handbill

If you are attending or live near any of these shows, please bring RPM Fest handbills with you and hand them out to people leaving the venue at the end of the night!

Flyering Locations

If you live or work near any of these towns, please hang up RPM Fest posters in record stores, music instrument shops, food take out places, bulletin boards, and any other locations with high foot traffic.  Bring scotch tape and push pins, and always ask an employee before hanging a poster.




  • February to August - Handbill Shows

  • Jun 26th to July 3rd - First Round of Postering

  • July 23rd to July 31st - Second Round of Postering

  • August 14th - Third Round of Postering


  • Thurs, August 29th

    • 10AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors

    • 10 AM to 8 PM - Setup

    • 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting

    • 8PM - Staff / Volunteer / Band Banquet

  • Fri, August 30th, 10 AM

    • 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors

    • 10 AM to 4 PM - Setup

    • 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting

    • 3PM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting

    • 4PM - Gates Open

    • 4 PM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 1

  • Sat, August 31st

    • 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors

    • 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting

    • 12PM - Gates Open

    • 12PM to 11 PM - RPM Fest Day 2

  • Sun, Sept 1st

    • 10 AM - Gates Open for Volunteers / Bands / Vendors

    • 11 AM - Volunteer Coordination Meeting

    • 12PM - Gates Open

    • 12PM to 9 PM - RPM Fest Day 3

    • 9 PM to 11 PM - Cleanup

  • Mon, August 27th

    • 9 AM to 5 PM - Teardown


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