True to the spirit of the festival and crew, all members promptly rallied around Cretsinger’s recovery plans and committed to taking each of their duties and involvement to new heights. Each volunteer crew member already wears multiple hats, but none denied the importance of adding to their “wardrobe.”
“I have been on this crew since the start, and I know, after last year, what we are capable of accomplishing,” proclaimed Dave Coan, an original member of the volunteer crew, and valued resident of Cedar City. Coan expressed his gratitude for the crew’s performance last year and shared he felt it was “the best crew to date!”
A follow-up meeting is already planned for next week and members are committed to raising the funds necessary to support the festival. Each of the 12+ live acts need a signed contract and financial commitment to secure their performance. This important fiscal segment is typically executed in January and funds are fronted by Groovacious until partnership commitments are funded after the festival in June. The crew is counting on the understanding and support of the valued festival partners to support a change in process to enable Cretsinger to focus his own financial resources on his costly treatment plan.
About Groovefest Music & Art Festival
Groovefest Music & Art Festival was born in Oregon in 1993 – the passion project of Tim and Lisa Cretsinger, owners of record store Groovacious. In 2000 the Cretsingers moved to Cedar City, Utah and shared their store and the festival concept with Southern Utah. Groovefest Music & Art Festival is a unique arts experience for Cedar City. The festival is now a seven day celebration of the arts and includes Groovekids, LitFest, Campfire Concert in the Canyon, kick-off and after hours concerts, two-days of free music, art and food in Main Street park and workshops for all community members! The festival is staffed by community volunteers and financially supported by local businesses, which makes this a true community effort and a wonderful experience for young and old alike. Visit www.grovefestutah.com.