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FESTIVAL

Sept. 25 & 26, 2021
AT THE MN STATE FAIR GROUNDS

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Pay Gap Festival 2021

A festival full of shopping, laughter, and music, at the spacious outdoor West End Market located at the MN State Fair Grounds. There is free entry to shop for unique gifts with local businesses in the marketplace, a variety of food vendors to snack and sip, and you can buy tickets to reserve seats at the stage to enjoy a half or full day of comedy and music entertainment. Tickets to see entertainment include an upgrade hybrid option so that you can watch the show stream live from home if you can’t make it in. This event is produced by Rock What You Got and supports gender equity in partnership with WoMN ACT. This event is also supporting the FINNEGANS Community Fund. Bring non-perishable food to donations to help keep our local food shelves stocked! A silent auction will also be included.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: The Pay Gap Festival will follow the current guidelines from state, county, and local health officials to provide a safe event for guests. As guidelines change event protocols will be adjusted. Current guidance from the State of MN can be found on: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/guidance.html

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Festival Stage Lineup

Mary Mack and Miss Shannan Paul at the Pay Gap Festival 2021
Saturday Comedy Lineup for the Pay Gap Festival 2021 hosted by Rock What You Got. Miss Shannan Paul, Khadijah Cooper, Tiffany Norton. Mary Jo Pehl, Maggie Faris, Elise Cole, Mary Mack, DJ Keezy, Michelle Hutchsion
Headliners Jamecia Bennett and Annie Mack at the Pay Gap Festival 2021
Saturday Music Lineup featuring Erin Schwab, Annie Mack, Jamecia Bennett at the Pay Gap Festival 2021
Comedian, Judy Gold, and musicians, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele take on the Pay Gap Festival 2021
Sunday Variety Show for the Pay Gap Festival 2021, feauring Jearly and Jevetta Steele, Judy Gold, Waltzing on WAves, Suzanne the Magician, and Martini and Olive

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

Marketplace (FREE): 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Entertainment Stage: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday Show Ticket Options:

(1 half day ticket comedy $35) or
(1 half day ticket music $35
) or
(1 full day ticket comedy + music $55)

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Marketplace (FREE): 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Entertainment Stage: 12 noon – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Show Ticket Option:
(1 full day ticket variety show $55)

Full Weekend Access

Saturday, Sept. 25
Marketplace (FREE): 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Entertainment Stage: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Marketplace (FREE): 11 a.m – 5 p.m.
Entertainment Stage: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Full Weekend Access Ticket Options:

(1 full access ticket for both days of weekend entertainment $90)

Youth ages 15 and under can attend the show for FREE! You can also buy tickets at the gate the day of the event, but prices will increase.

Show tickets include a hybrid link so that you can livestream the show from home if you cannot make it in.

What do you want to do at the festival?

EXHIBITORS

The festival Marketplace is free for guests to shop. Apply to showcase your business. 6 woman owned BIPOC businesses will be selected for a scholarship of $295 provided by the generous support of Northeast Bank. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2021. Winners will be selected by August 2, 2021.

FAQ EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor Agreement
For your review the 2021 Pay Gap Festival Exhibitor Agreement. This is included in the application process.

Festival Location:
West End Market
Minnesota State Fair
West Dan Patch Ave

Falcon Heights, MN 55113

(Map and Directions)

Exhibitor Map
Here is the 2021 Exhibitor Map to help give you a better idea on how the spaces are  laid out in the Marketplace.

Setup Times
Saturday, Sept. 25
Exhibitors load in at 7:30 a.m.
Exhibitors be ready for guests by 9:45 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 26
Exhibitors load in at 8:30 a.m.
Exhibitors be ready for guests by 10:15 a.m.

Can I drive up next to my space to unload?
Sorry, but you cannot drive your car up near your space this year to unload. Tents will be going up and your car will not be able to get out.

Parking
Exhibitors should not park in the main guest parking lot. Please see directions for alternative parking. See directions and where to park here.


Can I setup early?

You can come early if you want to see the lay of the land. Setting up early could be possible if you have a location inside an exhibit cage or in the Heritage building. Leaving items overnight is at your own risk. The Pay Gap Festival is not responsible for the security of any setup left overnight.

 

Packing Up
You need to take everything you brought in home with you. That also includes empty boxes. Spaces need to be empty when you exit.

 

Exhibitor Add-ons
Enhance your Exhibitor experience:
Additional
Banquet Tables (8′ x 30′ $15 ea.)
Folding Chairs ($5 ea.)
Electricity ($50) Pop-up tent and 8′ table options do not include electricty. If you need it you will need to add it as additional.

 

SPONSORS

Let’s chat about making a difference together and meeting your mission goals. 

FAQ SPONSORS

Your impact starts here:
Support gender equality.

Double your impact:
Double your impact! This event includes additional community partners.

Customize to fit your mission and goals:
What are your annual or quarterly goals? Let’s create something together that aligns with your mission.

GUESTS

Enjoy live comedy and music! Show tickets for stage seating will be available for purchase in June.

FAQ GUESTS

Festival Location
West End Market
Minnesota State Fair
West Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55113

(Map and Directions)

Parking
Parking is FREE! You can park right outside the festival on any of the State Fair streets or in the back entrance parking lots. Handicap accessible parking available.

Health and Safety
The Pay Gap Festival will follow the current guidelines from state, county, and local health officials to provide a safe event for guests. As guidelines change event protocols will be adjusted. Current guidance from the State of MN can be found on: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/guidance.html

Do I need a ticket to shop the Marketplace?
Nope! The marketplace is free for you to shop. Purchased tickets are for stage entertainment only.

Is there an ATM on-site?
Yes, an ATM will be on-site at the festival.

Can I bring my pet?
No dogs or other pets shall be allowed on the State Fairgrounds at any time unless confined or restrained on a leash of less than six (6) feet in length. In addition, dogs or other pets are not permitted in any State Fair building.
There are three (3) exceptions:
(1) Certified service animals or service animals in training.

Weather & What to Bring
The Pay Gap Festival will take place rain or shine! But, there will be overhangings to hide from rain. Still, you might want to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella – but don’t block the view!
  • Blankets + cushions
  • Layers – you never know in MN!
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Extra hand sanitizer
  • Portable phone charge
Thank you

Sponsors

Rock What You Got Pay Gap Comedy & Music Festival Livea
Making Greater Impact Together

PARTNERS

WoMN ACT

ROCK WHAT YOU GOT

2288 University Ave. W. Ste 206
St Paul, MN 55114 | (612) 351 8180 hello@rockwhatyougotlive.com