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Avalonfest 2011 Pre-fest Bonus Concert

May 23, 2011 03:54PM ● By Anonymous


A free pre-fest bonus concert has been added to the schedule of Avalonfest 2011. The 14th annual Avalonfest runs from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, and is hosted by Avalon Resort. The free bonus concert is Thursday night, August 11. Hot Soup! will be on stage from 8 to 10 pm.

Start the weekend fun early by joining us Thursday. The Hot Soup! trio of sweet voices is celebrating their 15th year. An Avalon fan-favorite, the trio will kick off a fun-filled weekend of music and activities with their intelligent lyrics, zany humor, spirited musicality and scrumptious three-part harmony. You can find out more about Hot Soup! at

Two important dates are fast approaching. To join the fun while saving money you need to act quickly. Festival tickets are on sale now and a 3-day ticket includes free tent camping. Ticket prices are discounted if you purchase tickets on or before June 1. The discounted prices are - entire festival 3-day ticket ($120), individual day ticket for Friday ($45), Saturday ($55) and Sunday ($45). All ticket prices will increase June 2. Get your tickets early! Call the office at (304) 947-5600.

The Performing Songwriter Competition submission deadline is soon. One of the highlights of the Avalonfest weekend is the Performing Songwriter Competition. The winner receives the coveted Avalonfest trophy. Previous winners include Gina Holsopple (2010), David Kleiner (2009), Kaydi Johnson (2008) and Joe Giacoio (2007). The deadline for submitting your entry is June 11, 2011. The contest details and form for submitting an entry can be found in 2 places. Look under the ‘AvalonFest’ tab at, the Avalon Resort website. Or, go to and search for ‘avalonfest’ under ‘Find Gigs’. Contest finalists will be notified July 1, 2011.

The Avalonfest Marketplace features a large group of vendors who offer a variety of shopping options. Vendor space is available. Email information@avalon-resort.comto get information about the booth sizes available and cost. The stage performances are easily heard in the Marketplace, so vendors don’t miss out on the music from the stage.

Advertise at Avalonfest. Advertising space is available in the Avalonfest program and banner space is available along the Vendor Marketplace. Email to get the options regarding ad size, cost, submission requirements and deadline for accepting ad copy.

If you are with the press or media, passes are also available. Email to find out more.

Avalon Resort is ‘your Getaway to the Friendliest Clothing-Optional Resort!’. Avalon is a full service resort with an outdoor pool, indoor aquatics center, restaurant and bar service, plus a variety of other amenities. To find out more about Avalon visit Avalon is affiliated with both the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and The Naturist Society (TNS).

Call the office at (304) 947-5600 or email to order Avalonfest 2011 tickets and to make reservations.