Project North, a three-day music, arts and environmental festival coming to Rhinelander on Sept. 26-28, is growing and is looking for volunteer help. With over 30 bands now on the music lineup, the expansive event is looking for assistance in the form of bartenders, security, green team and more.
Volunteering at Project North for three hours will get you free admission for the day, while volunteering for six hours will get you free admission for the entire weekend. Volunteer signup can be found at www.projectnorth.org/volunteer. Those who have already purchased a ticket will be reimbursed should they decide to volunteer.
“Project North is dedicated to facilitating a community environment for the long weekend,” music coordinator Evan Verploegh said. “Having a committed volunteer crew will make the vision that much easier to attain in our first year of the festival.”
For those interested in volunteering at Project North, three informational sessions will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at ArtStart Rhinelander. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., with light refreshments served at each.
Any individuals who have already signed up to volunteer are asked to attend a volunteer orientation event on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at WXPR in Rhinelander at from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Details about volunteer shifts will be discussed at the meeting, with light refreshments served.
Project North is a multi-faceted festival focusing on music, art, and sustainability. The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, WXPR, ArtStart, and Nicolet College in collaboration with many community volunteers and supporters have joined together to create the festival.
Project North will feature: more than 15 live music performances on four stages at ArtStart, WXPR, the Masonic Lodge, and a temporary-grand stage on King Street; an eco-village with sustainability speakers, products, and vendors; sustainable food trucks and a craft beer wagon on King Street; unique art installations and experiences throughout Brown, Davenport, and King streets; The Northern National Art Competition held at Nicolet College; School Of The Arts Legacy Program classes at UWSP-Treehaven; and a children’s activity tent at the Rhinelander Library, sponsored by the GFWC Rhinelander Woman’s Club.
Project North is made possible through funding from: the Northern Arts Council, GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club, the Wisconsin State Arts Board, Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation, the Rhinelander Community Foundation, and a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
For more information about Project North or to purchase tickets, visit www.projectnorth.org.