We need you!
The Windscape Kite Festival and Long Day’s Night Music Festival are looking for volunteers. These fantastic festivals would be impossible without the support and dedication of our volunteers. We consider volunteers to be a valuable and important part of our festival staff. Online volunteer form is located at the bottom of this page – Long Day’s Night volunteer positions are currently full.
We have a number of volunteer positions available for Long Day’s Night Music Festival, from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am on Thursday, June 20, Friday, June 21, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Volunteers for Long Day’s Night must be 19 years of age or older.
There are also many different volunteer positions to be filled at Windscape Kite Festival on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. Volunteers are needed to fill morning shifts from 9:00 am 1:30 pm, and afternoon shifts from 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm. There are a number of positions available, from working as a kite flyer’s assistant, to serving food, to working with kids at one of our many children’s activities.
Volunteers are needed to help set up on Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday, June 20, during the day, as well as on Monday, June 24.
Volunteering for Windscape or Long Day’s Night comes with a fantastic perks package. Those who volunteer as part of the set up or clean up crews, or who volunteer at Long Day’s Night, receive a complimentary pass to the concert on Thursday night. Volunteers who work on Thursday night receive passes to Friday night. Those who volunteer for two or more shifts at Windscape will receive a free collectible Windscape bandana and button.
If you have a couple of hours a day, or the whole weekend, please sign up to volunteer at one of these excellent festivals! We welcome volunteers of any age, and have a job for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to make friends, hear some great music, and see some incredible kites.
New This Year: Volunteer Appreciation Concert
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (after volunteer orientation: 8pm)
Each volunteer may bring one guest.
Dave McCann and the Firehearts
Road ghosts, fallen shows and the blur of years built by song, sweat and stage noise. Americana-edged rock and roll tangled with the continuous trail of broken strings, headlights and a hell of a lot of laughter. You’re looking at the guiding force behind Dave McCann and his fourth release “Dixiebluebird.”
Produced by guitarist, producer and Nashville alt-icon Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, Rodney Crowell), “Dixiebluebird” is Dave’s strongest work to date. A wealth of road and heart worn original material that lays a torch to the influence of Bruised Country Soul, Heartfelt Americana and Southern Tinged Rock and Roll. “Dixiebluebird” also brings transition, with an introduction to Dave McCann and the Firehearts. It’s a new name, but the same superlative line up: long time guitarist Dave Bauer, multi-instrumentalist Pete Loughlin on Bass, Tim Williams on Drums and all the sagacious force of Charlie Hase on the Pedal Steel Guitar.
“Dixiebluebird” was recorded at the Toybox Studio-a backyard studio hidden out in the old neighborhoods of East Nashville. Owned and operated by Eli “Lij” Shaw and aptly named after it’s incredible collection of historic and vintage gear. Beautiful compressors, incredible mics, and the analog MCI console that was rescued out of Florida’s Criteria Studios after the Seventies. It’s recorded the luminaries, Neil Young, Steven Stills, Elvin Bishop, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Eagles, the list goes on and you can sense that historic heartfelt rock influence.
From the title track “Dixiebluebird” to the high-caliber rockers like “Bloodpines” and “Fireheart” or following through to the pendulant swerve of “Tuscaloosa Blues” and “Unfamiliar Ground” you can hear right off what this band is all about…Heart. From the spine chilling and crunch-tangled crackle of the guitars to the uncommonly high standards of song craft, “Dixiebluebird” is full speed. With it’s consistent and matchless musicianship this recording finds itself the benchmark.
Previous releases “Shoot The Horse” (2008), “Country Medicine” (2004) and “Woodland Tea” (2000) garnered Dave international acclaim with fans and critics alike and found him sharing the stage with both legendary performers and the overlooked heros of the musical world. Songs from “Country Medicine” and “Woodland Tea” were also included in the award-winning sound track to the film “Hank Williams First Nation”, as well as the TV series. The film sound track included songs from Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, Hank Williams and others. It ended up taking home “Best music in a motion picture” at the Nashville Film Festival in 2005.
Volunteer sign up sheets are available at Art Gallery of Swift Current at 411 Herbert Street East, or download and print a Volunteer Form at this link (PDF). You can also fill out the contact form below, and we will send you an email or a phone call to sign you up for certain times! Be sure to download the PDF form so you know what jobs will be available, and what times they run from.
For more information, contact Shann Gowan at (306) 778-2686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Day’s Night volunteer positions are currently full, but we really really need you for Windscape!
Long Day's Night shifts are full! But, we really, really, really need you for Windscape Kite Festival! Are you available to help at Windscape, June 22 and 23, 2013? Fill out this form and we will contact you regarding sign-up times.