Clark Park Festivals seeks interns for their 2011’s festivals on Saturday June 25th (Summer Solstice) and Saturday September 17th (Fall Equinox). This year will mark the festival’s 41st year. This makes the festival one of the longest running festivals in Philadelphia. We usually have 40 vendors and 8-10 bands performing at each festival. The Festival traditionally happens on the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox annually. The festival is time to celebrate West Philly generally and includes both rock and non-rock acts, kids activities, arts and crafts and vendors.
A Little Bit of History
Since 1970, the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival has been a neighborhood tradition at 43rd and Chester Ave. The Festivals provide an excellent forum for residents to meet their neighbors and benefit from the artistic wealth of Philadelphia. Responding to the needs of a changing community, the Festival has grown in scope. Today the Festival includes children’s events and activities, arts and crafts vending, a greater diversity of performances to include all kinds of music, dance and theater, and a chance for non profit organizations to reach out to the neighborhood about all sorts of issues. Volunteers of all kinds from anywhere are encouraged to participate.
Past performances have included The Dead Milkmen, The Goats, Prowler and many others. We are seeking out interns for this year’s festival. The responsibility of the intern(s) is to work closely with the music director of the festival in gathering information for Press Releases, Flyering, handling media affairs, planning and attending benefit concerts and assisting the music director the day of the festival. Please direct all inquiries with a brief description of why you want to be involved. Please email ClarkParkFest@gmail.com if interested!