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    Recognized as one of East Tennessee’s most popular events, the largest of its kind in the local area,

    and the only such free-admission community event presented by an opera company in the U.S.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 EXHIBITOR GENERAL INFORMATION

    This information and the accompanying agreement apply only to Exhibitors. Different applications are available for all other vendors.

    Now in its 17th year, the Rossini Festival International Street Fair is Knoxville Opera’s perennial celebration of the performing arts. Designated a “legacy event” by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, this unique gathering transforms downtown Gay Street, Market Square and the adjoining streets into a European- style pedestrian street mall. Over the course of 11 hours, the public is treated to non-stop entertainment on five outdoor stages showcasing everything from opera, classical, jazz, gospel and ethnic music to ballet, modern and world dance. Attendees can purchase from scores of food vendors and more than 100 artisans throughout the day, while the YMCA FamilyZone keeps the kids entertained. More than half a million residents of Knox County and the surrounding area have enjoyed the Rossini Festival over the years. With free admission for all, the Street Fair is largely dependent upon sponsor support for its funding and success.

    “The Rossini Festival’s culture is extraordinary and serves as a wonderful model for other arts groups throughout the nation to emulate…” – Wayne Brown, Head of Music and Opera, National Endowment for the Arts

    Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on tickets to Knoxville Opera’s production of Verdi’s epic Aida (sung in Italian with English translations). This grand work will be presented at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on May 4 and 6, 2018. Please see the link below for more information about this production: http://www.knoxvilleopera.com/aida/

    The Rossini Festival is growing every year and we hope you will become one of our Exhibitors in 2018. We look forward to including you in this special occasion! For more information about the Street Fair, please visit www.RossiniFestival.org.

    http://www.knoxvilleopera.com/aida/ http://www.rossinifestival.org/

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    KNOXVILLE OPERA’S ROSSINI FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

    EXHIBITOR RULES, APPLICATION, AND AGREEMENT – PAGE 1

    1. COMPLETE and RETURN THIS 5-PAGE APPLICATION AGREEMENT EITHER: VIA EMAIL to Knoxville Opera, Michael Torano, ([email protected]) OR VIA MAIL to Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, 612 E. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917, Attn: Michael Torano

    If you have questions about application procedures or the Rossini Festival, please contact Michael Torano at [email protected] or 865-524-0795 ext. 281.

    2. The Exhibitor Registration fee is $500 or $750 (based upon location) for a 10’ x 10’ exhibit space if paid application and agreement are received by March 15, 2018. If your entry application and/or payment arrive at KO after March 15, 2018 the Exhibitor Registration fee is $550 or $800 (based upon location). Acceptance notifications and setup instruction packets will be mailed on or about April 1, 2018. Silver and Gold price spaces will sell out quickly. Spaces will be awarded on a first-come, first- served basis. See paragraph 8 for space assignment information. See page 5 for a map of locations.

    3. Refunds: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, 612 E. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN

    37917. Cancellations received on or before March 15, 2018 will receive a refund of their Exhibit Fee minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after March 15, 2018 will receive no refunds under any circumstances including, but not limited to, the weather. Exhibitors whose display and/or materials are deemed inappropriate by the jury panel will receive a refund of their Exhibitor Fee minus a $50 administrative fee.

    4. Include a short description of the exhibit, display, or promotion with the application. Please write only on the lines provided on the application form. Exhibitors must also submit one photo of your typical display. Photos should measure at least 4” x 6” (or at least 480 x 640 pixels if submitted electronically). Do not submit slides, scrapbooks, or laminated or mounted photos.

    5. Knoxville Opera reserves the right to remove any exhibition which does not reflect the Street Fair’s family-friendly atmosphere, or which KO considers to be in poor taste. Applications which are incomplete or do not include the required photo may be disqualified at the discretion of Knoxville Opera and will not be returned.

    6. Signage: Exhibitors must provide and display signage in their exhibit spaces stating their name (business and/or organization) and home city and state.

    7. Exhibit Space: Exhibitor’s entire display and setup must fit within the designated 10’ x 10’ exhibit space(s). Tents, tables, chairs, displays, table coverings, signage, and all other equipment deemed necessary by the Exhibitor are the responsibility of the Exhibitor. Tents, weights, tables and chairs are available for rent from KO. Rental fees must accompany application fees. See page 3 for details.

    The City of Knoxville now requires that tents are secured with at least 40 lbs. of weight on each leg. All exhibitors will be required to comply with all requirements of the City of Knoxville Special Events Department in effect at the time of the event. Call 865-215-4248 or visit this link for more information.

    Each Exhibitor is responsible for removing their own trash from their exhibit space on a continuing basis throughout the day including at final breakdown. No trash is to be left at exhibitor’s site. It is against City of Knoxville regulations to pour or dispose of anything in the storm drains (including water).

    8. Space Assignments: Exhibitors who have participated previously in the Street Fair will be placed first (in the order of payment received) but without guarantee of specific placement. First-time Exhibitors will be assigned spaces after the returning Exhibitors have been assigned, and in the order of payment received.

    9. Hours of Operation: Exhibitors must be open for business from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.

    10. Utilities: Electricity is available to Exhibitors free of charge. Electric service will provide 10 amps at 110 volts single-phase (normal household electric service) AND 220 volts. No generators will be permitted. Exhibitors must provide their own commercial outdoor-rated extension cords (up to 300 feet), plug-in strips, and must secure all cords with duct tape, or use anti- trip hazard cord. Water access is NOT available. If needed, Exhibitors must bring their own water.

    11. Theme: The event is intended to have the tone of an upscale European street fair, projecting an image of quality and tastefulness appropriate for the entire family. Exhibits, displays, and promotions must be appropriate to the tone of the Fair.

    mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected] http://knoxvilletn.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_109478/File/SpecialEvents/Vendor_Regulations.pdf

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    KNOXVILLE OPERA’S ROSSINI FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

    EXHIBITOR RULES, APPLICATION, AND AGREEMENT – PAGE 2

    12. Sales: Exhibitors are required to handle all sales of products and/or services including those by credit cards. KO provides no change service and does not pay sales tax on behalf of Exhibitors.

    13. Waiting List: If and when the maximum number of exhibit spaces is filled, a waiting list will be kept and any cancellations will be filled with the next available Exhibitor in the same/similar category or another Food or Artisan vendor.

    14. Set-up and Breakdown: Artisans will be allowed to unload at their designated space on the morning of the Street Fair from 5:30 am to 8:30 am and will receive a setup map and traffic pattern prior to the Fair. No set up is allowed the day before or any earlier than 5:30 am. All vehicles must be removed to assigned parking areas NO LATER than 8:30 am. For breakdown at 9:00 pm, please be prepared to hand truck all of your property to your car. No vehicles will be allowed on the streets until after all patrons have left and the Knoxville Police open the streets. Early breakdowns are not permitted unless authorized by Don Townsend, Michael Torano, or Brian Salesky at the Street Fair.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    This document is a “fillable” pdf which may be printed and completed by hand, or complete electronically and return to Knoxville Opera via email. If completing by hand, please return with your payment to: Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, 612 E. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917, Attn: Michael Torano. Acceptance notifications and setup instruction packets will be mailed to the address on your application on or about April 1, 2018. If completing online, please type in appropriate boxes and “save” this form to your desktop. Please save your completed form in the following format using “2018 – your exhibitor name.pdf” as the file name (example: 2018 – ACME pools.pdf). Then submit via email to [email protected] You will receive an emailed response shortly after we have received your application. This response will not serve as acce

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