Time again for the American Folk Festival here in Bangor and once again they can’t do it without the assistance of volunteers. According to organizers volunteers are still needed for the American Folk Festival, planned for August 22-24 at the Bangor Waterfront.

In an average year this festival brings about 90,000 folks to the waterfront for three days of multicultural music, and in their 11th year they are actually expecting more.

Denise Libby, site services coordinator says they are looking for at least 500 more volunteers to help pull off the annual fest.

She is quoted in the Bangor Daily News as saying “The success of our festival really does rely on volunteers,” Libby said. “There are a lot of little details that go on behind scenes that people don’t see unless they volunteer.” And “Without the volunteers, the festival really doesn’t go as smoothly. The volunteers get a look at the festival that most spectators do not. They get to see a little bit more of the behind-the-scenes of the festival,”

Generally the American Folk Festival will need volunteer staffing for thing such as transportation, vending, information booths and the on-site donation team. Most folks who help out generally go in 4-hour shifts.

On the fun side of volunteering those who help gain access to an exclusive party with the musicians at the festival and also receive a T-shirt.

To those attending this event there is a suggested donation of $10.00. However, what ever a person can contribute is appreciated and there is no formal gate charge for this event.