Press conference to announce FAIRfest lineup
The plans and lineup for FAIRfest, Fairfield’s free three-day music and sustainability festival, will be announced at a public press conference at 10 a.m. April 24 in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.
Presenters at the press conference include Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy, convention center executive director Rustin Lippincott, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Nancy Morrissey and FAIRfest organizers Savannah Rezarch-Bird, Erika Richards, Roland Wells and James Moore.
The organizers have said FAIRfest 2014 will be bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, which attracted more than 6,000 attendees during its three days and four nights, which featured more than 40 national, regional and local musical acts. The event also showcased keynote speakers on sustainability and an array of local and regional vendors.
Moore, co-founder of KRUU radio station, said, “FAIRfest 2013 exceeded our expectations. This year we’re kicking things up another notch and hoping to attract double the number of attendees. The performance lineup includes Grammy award-winning acts and a great mix of local and regional talent.”
All entertainment at FAIRfest during the June 20-22 weekend is free, Moore explained, thanks to the support of businesses and Fairfield community members.
FAIRfest organizer Wells said in addition to sharing the event lineup, the intent of the press conference is to let people know the full scope and high caliber of the festival to attract visitors from around the state and beyond.
FAIRfest 2014 will present musical acts performing on a 40-foot stage located between the convention center and the Jefferson County Courthouse, in the Sondheim Center, and on the town square. It will include local and regional vendors and a beverage garden.
Many other surprises and new features to this year’s festival will be announced at the press conference. Everyone is invited to attend the press conference and contribute ideas, Moore said, as well as volunteer.