Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor in the 4thrd Annual Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival. Named in 2019 as the "Best Music Festival" by Boston Magazine, BAMS Festival will be held on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, 2023 in two different locations. Since our debut in 2018, we have brought together 20,00+0 attendees and have presented 50+ recording, performing, and visual artists.
2023 Festival Highlights:
Two music stages featuring local, and national entertainers.
“Rep Your City” Live Art + Graffiti Exhibition - an interactive live art activation that features New England-based emerging and seasoned painters/graffiti writers who create social-justice themed murals.
“BeatFeet Dance Zone” - interactive workshops where attendees can learn both traditional and contemporary African and Afro-centric dance styles from local choreographers.
Food Truck Zone that features a curated selection of ethnic cuisines representative of the people, neighborhoods and culture that define the City of Boston.
Vendor Village – A showcase of artists, craft makers, creative entrepreneurs and small businesses who will promote and sell their diverse products and services.
Why should you participate?
You and your business become part of a new festival tradition that unites communities of color and supports our local talent.
Access to a diverse cross section of an estimated 10,000+ attendees from New England.
Opportunity to generate revenue and promote your products/services to a viable market.
Festival marketing, promotion and social media support.
Fill out the vendor application form below. All vendor applications will be vetted BEFORE vendors are selected and finalized.
For more information or if you have questions, please email us at email@example.com. Vendor applications must be received on or before Sunday, May 1, 2022, 5pm EST. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed for consideration, depending on available space.
All applicants will be notified on or before May 7, 2022
Nonprofit / Exhibitor
One parking pass per business
Promotion and highlight of your business
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TENTS & EQUIPMENT:
Due to liability and insurance requirements, VENDORS are not allowed to bring their own tents and tables. You can however bring your own necessary displays, signs, and other equipment needed to vend at the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival.
It is up to the sole discretion of BAMS Fest, Inc to determine and assign the position of where vendors will be placed onsite at the festival grounds. Special requests will not be accepted, unless for health-related reasons.
TAX ID CERTIFICATES:
Tax ID Numbers are required in Massachusetts. All Exhibitors must be in compliance with State & Federal Tax Laws and display Tax ID Certificate in booth. This is required for both in state and out of state vendors. If you do not have a tax id certificate, you can obtain one online in a few minutes at no cost. Click HERE to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
HEALTH AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: FOOD VENDORS ONLY*
If accepted, each vendor will be required to obtain a Boston Board of Health Inspections Temporary Food Service Permit (if you don't already have one). Additionally, you must pass health and fire inspections prior to the event start time on the day of the festival. On the day of the event, if your health and fire inspections do not pass, you will not be refunded.
To receive a full refund, a vendor must cancel by or before Friday, April 1, 2022
Between April 2 and 15, 2022, vendors can receive 75% of their payment.
After April 15, 2022, no refund payment will be issued to vendors.
If the event is cancelled by force majeure vendors can opt to receive a partial refund in the amount of 75% of their payment or be given a credit to next year's festival (regardless of rate change)
Boston Art & Music Soul Festival is a rain or shine event. By choosing to participate in a rain or shine market, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. Our rain date is Sunday, June 12, 2022, which allows our reserved vendors to exhibit or sell their products.
LOCATION OF YOUR BUSINESS:
We encourage all minority/women/veteran/LGBTQ small businesses to apply. If you are applying from out of state or outside of Boston limits, you may need to apply for a temporary permit with the City of Boston.
The Boston Art & Music Soul Festival producers, managers and promoters reserve the right to restrict or terminate any vendor’s activity or remove any product, which, in their opinion, is objectionable or inappropriate or is detrimental to the quality of the event as a whole. In the event of any restrictions or evictions, the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival and its affiliates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Boston Art & Music Soul Festival producers, managers and promoters reserves the right to remove, without refund or recourse, any exhibitor who misrepresents himself or his product. In addition, the promoter reserves the right not to select vendors who may not be suitable for the market. The Boston Art & Music Soul Festival reserves the right to amend or add to the applicable rules pertaining to and governing the our Festival at any time during and before the operating season without notice. The interpretation of all the rules by the promoters shall be final.