Hope you are all getting excited for the start of the Inn Street Artisans Revival.
Things have really stacked up the past couple weeks and have not been able to do half as much work as I wanted to. But everything is being done in order to establish as much of a promotional foundation for the artisans, musicians, and non-profits as possible. A facebook page as been created and will be published any day. The foundation for the Yankee Homecoming web page has been established and I will make sure that every effort to post each and every participant before the start on Saturday. Every effort will be made to correct and misprints and links prior to the start. If your listing or ‘day in the sun’ is not created or posted before Saturday, every effort is being made to get it done prior to your scheduled day.
feature pages are now being worked on and will be posted as soon as possible and notifications will be sent once the publishing’s are made.
Schedules and postings will remain on the Yankee Homecoming page for the entire year, and will serve as the foundation to build off of in the future.
Just a couple quick notices for now. I will be sending out some extensive announcements shortly.
In the meantime, I just wanted to address a few guidelines beginning this weekend.
All spaces will be designated at the beginning of each day. I will be located at my Spirit of Newburyport (located at the rear entrance of Orange leaf on Inn Street) kiosk every morning at 7 a.m. Please report there to be assigned your location. If I am not there when you show up, I will be on Inn Street somewhere and will return there shortly. PLEASE have your booth set up by 10 a.m. every day. You must remain set up until at least 5 PM. Many artisans will be staying later and until I receive further notice, you may stay as late as you want. I myself will be staying till at least 9PM.
You may access Inn Street via the Inn Street parking lot off of Green Street. You may park curbside to unload. You may park in the paid parking lot, or use the waterfront parking lot off of Water Street.
Opening commencements will begin at noon on Saturday Morning. Again, I will be on Inn Street at 7 a.m., but have to leave to be at wnbp radio studios for an interview by 8:45. I will return at 9:15. There will be someone else present on Inn Street in the interim to assist with set ups ( I hope ; ). Bets bet, please arrive by 8 a.m.
I am making appointments all week with ANYONE that would like to go over their placements prior to set up. Don’t hesitate to call me.
Joe Dibiase of wnbp ‘Local Pulse’ Saturday morning show will also be doing a ‘live broadcast’ from the Inn Street Stage on Saturday Morning, August 6th. You heard it first right here.
There may be also some ‘firsts’ being announced over the next couple days.
I had some issues with my email over the past week. If you have tried to get in touch with me and I have not responded, please try again.
There are a few I have received and have not been able to return as of yet. Please be patient. I expected a last minute rush on things, but nothing ever prepared me for what has come out of this.
I believe we have literally created a monster ; )
Im sure there are some guidelines that I have forgotten to include here so I am sure I will be posting another.
I also have two MAJOR publishing’s to post very shortly. One having to do with the format of an unprecedented opportunity platform being created by and for the Artisans and Musicians to lead a foundation of fundraising for the non profits and humanitarian groups of the Inn Street Artisans Revival. The outline for Byron’s Courtyard to be used for a non-profit and humanitarian fundraising ‘center’ has been set in place. Please stay tuned for this announcement if you wish to be part of this unprecedented move for an opportunity to set standards for an ‘Artisan Led’ fundraising platform for years to come.
I am also hoping to make one more MAJOR announcement prior to the kick off on Saturday. But keeping my fingers crossed that it pans out. One way or another, I will be talking about the ‘behind the scene’ plans that have been in the works in order to bring a major fundraising effort to the Newburyport waterfront, unlike anything ever seen here before. So if it doesn’t happen this year, we will try again next.
Either way, it has been an amazing effort by many sources to bring this all together. It has been exciting to say the least and I am both humbled and honored to have been a part of it all, regardless of the outcome.
More to come shortly, please stay tuned and know that every possible is being done in order to deliver the best promotion, coverage, and implementation of the first ever Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival.
If anyone has any questions, concerns or suggestions at all, please don’t hesitate to call or write.
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