volunteer at oldtone '19!


Oldtone Roots Music Festival is looking for individuals that are interested in helping us create a lasting annual beacon of preservation and tradition in American old-time arts and culture.

Volunteers earn a free festival and camping pass (if needed) and an Oldtone Volunteer t-shirt in return for 9 hours (three 3-hr shifts) during the festival.  Pre-fest Volunteers are required to do a minimum of 16 hours. Post-fest Sunday AND Monday (minimum of 12 hours) volunteers will get comp tickets for 2019. We offer two levels of Volunteer admission: Full Four-Day Festival Admission and Camping for 3 shifts or a One-Day Pass for one shift. Full volunteers get priority shifts.

Volunteer positions include festival set up, tear-down, clean up, carpentry, parking, gate keepers, artist hospitality, admissions, trash removal, merch sales, main gate, and more.  Assignments will be matched with volunteer talents and interests when possible. If you possess unique talents that would be useful, please bring that to our attention!

All volunteers must provide a functional cell phone number, email, and a credit or debit card for the volunteer registration fee of $10. The fee will cover your volunteer t-shirt. Please note, volunteers that do not show up for their shifts will be charged the full GATE ticket price. We depend on our volunteers, and need to have all jobs covered at all times. Do not sign up if you are just reserving a free ticket and are not certain you are planning on attending. No volunteer spot will be held for you without your completed and confirmed registration over the phone. Do not buy tickets if you want to volunteer, we can’t refund tickets once purchased. Make sure you sign up with an email that you check and a functional phone number that you so we can schedule you.

PRE and POST Fest Volunteers: Being part of the pre-fest team is hard work, but comes with the sense of being part of the family that makes the Oldtone festival possible. Pre-fest volunteers can camp on-site and earn a festival pass. Some food and beverages are provided for the pre-fest and post-fest team. Hours required are a minimum of 16 hours prior to Thursday morning (start of festival). Post-fest is super important. Breakdown starts on Sunday, and continues on Monday. Post-fest commitment for Sunday and Monday (12 hours) earns free Passes for the 2020 festival as well. The work we do pre- and post-fest is essential. Pre-Fest and Post-Fest volunteers also pay the $10 registration fee (for their t-shirt), and will also be charged gate ticket prices for no-shows.

Every year, we are amazed by the people who join the volunteer team. Your big hearts, skills, great attitudes, and helping hands, are a vital and appreciated part of The Oldtone Roots Music Festival, so thank you in advance!

NOTE: If you don't receive a reply to your form submission within 8 hrs of applying, email Beth Carlson at beth@oldtonemusicfestival.com

Name *
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Land Line (if applicable)
Land Line (if applicable)
Address *
Please choose one position you are interested in.
Were you with us last year?
Please name one only, we will try to take this into account but can’t guarantee—you may have to switch with someone on your team.
Are you proficient with ecommerce platforms on tablets and/or phones?
Can you lift 50lbs or more?
Are you willing to take an extra shift? *