NedFest has always been the Nederland Music and ARTS Festival, so you must have originally created or designed art or products and not mass-produced general merchandise (not including our sponsors!) If you are interested in being one of our artists or a food vendor please let us know!
Tickets can be purchased through our partners at Colorado Box Office or, starting in June, at The Deli at 8236, located at 34 East First Street in Nederland. Children 12 and under are free with paying adult, including camping. The special teen rate of $30 per day is available only at the box office on the day of show. Teens must show ID as proof of age. Problems with the ticketing system or other questions? Click on the button above to reach our box office staff.
NedFest can’t happen without all of the hard work of our volunteers, so we encourage you to apply to volunteer at the festival! We do not have a central process for taking on new volunteers; as each crew does its own recruiting. If you don’t know anyone on a crew this year, when you are here introduce yourself to any of our work crews and ask about volunteering for next year’s festival!
Nederland Music and Arts Festival Program Advertising
We publish a full length full-color Nederland Music and Arts Festival program. We print a run of 3000 with approximately half of the copies distributed throughout the region in advance of the festival for promotion and the other half given out festival weekend to our attendees. The program has the music schedule and general information for our festivarians and will also have features such as band photos and biographies, NedFest history and photos, and Peak to Peak Music Education Association news. Check out last year’s program HERE.
Sponsorship is a critical element of our event. We couldn’t put NedFest on without the financial assistance of our partners. We are actively seeking a presenting sponsor and also welcome small sponsorships including in-kind trades of goods or services. To learn more about our levels of sponsorship and the benefits for each download our SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION or click on the button above to get to our contact form.
Agents and artists wishing to submit epk’s for consideration of our booking staff should click on the button above for the booking contact form. Please understand that we receive over 300 submissions (with multiple accompanying follow-up emails) for only 12 spots. We are an all volunteer organization so can’t possibly reply to all applications. We do our best to review candidates that seem to be a good fit.
If none of the above categories covered the information you were looking for, send us a general inquiry by clicking on the button to the right.
Electric Hot Tuna
The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.
All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever. The two kids from 1950s Washington, D.C. knew that they wanted to make music. Jorma Kaukonen, son of a State Department official, and Jack Casady, whose father was a dentist, discovered guitar when they were teenagers (Jack, four years younger, barely so). They played, and they took in the vast panorama of music available in the nation’s capital, but found a special love of the blues, country, and jazz played in small clubs.
Jorma went off to college, while Jack sat in with professional bands and combos before he was even old enough to drive, first playing lead guitar, then electric bass. In the mid-1960s Jorma was invited to play in a rock‘n’roll band that was forming in San Francisco; he knew just the guy to play bass and summoned his old friend from back east. The striking signature guitar and bass riffs in the now-legendary songs by the Jefferson Airplane were the result.