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DEAR VENDOR: 

Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor in the 3rd Annual Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival. Named in 2019 as the "Best Music Festival" by Boston Magazine, BAMS Festival will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 (rain date Saturday, June 12) in Boston’s historic Franklin Park – Playstead Field, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Since our debut in 2018, we have brought together 10,000 attendees and have presented 50+ recording, performing, and visual artists.

2022 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 in partnership with Black Owned Bos. – 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 5,000+ 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 vendors@bamsfest.org. 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.

now accepting 
applications:
deadline
5/1/2022
5pm EST

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All applicants will be notified on or before May 7, 2022

Curated by

vendor
RATES:

Nonprofit / Exhibitor 
Arts/Crafts/Makers
Food Trucks  
 $250
$250
$350 

vendor 
INCLUSIONS:

  • (1) Six foot table

  • (2) Chairs per tent

  • (1) 10’x10’  white, pop-up tent with four stabilizers, no sides

  • One parking pass per business

READ BEFORE YOU PROCEED

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.
 

VENDOR ASSIGNMENTS:

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. 

 

REFUND POLICY

  • 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) 

 

WEATHER POLICY:

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.

PROMOTER STATEMENT:

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.