Festival Thrower’s Bible

The Festival Guy’s Ultimate Guide to Throwing Kick-ass Festivals

What is the Festival Thrower’s bible?


This is your go-to resource, jam-packed with recommendations and best practices to help festival producers throw world-class events. Whether your event is large or small—whether it’s a music, art or street festival—this guide covers all aspects of building a kick-ass experience.

Check out this video of Vendini CEO Mark Tacchi & Tucker Gumber (aka the Festival Guy) talking about the inspiration for the book!


This is your go-to resource, jam-packed with recommendations and best practices to help festival producers throw world-class events. Whether your event is large or small—whether it’s a music, art or street festival—this guide covers all aspects of building a kick-ass experience.

Check out this video of Vendini CEO Mark Tacchi & Tucker Gumber (aka the Festival Guy) talking about the inspiration for the book!

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  • Festival Thrower's Bible product photo
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Who’s involved?

Tucker Gumber

Writer

Dubbed “The Festival Guy” by the festival community, Tucker has spent the last four years attending and reviewing over 90 festivals. Through sharing the festival-goer’s perspective, Tucker helps festival-throwers create even more amazing experiences that attendees want to experience again and again.

Festival Bible author Tucker Gumber
Festival Bible author Tucker Gumber

Tucker Gumber

Writer

Since 2011, Tucker has reviewed and attended festivals all over North America. Each experience has brought him more insight into what it takes for a festival to succeed; an understanding he’s poured into this book.

Festival Bible author Robby Black

Robby Black

Advisor & Writer

Formerly CEO and Founder of Dataflow Enterprises and creator of Dataflow Workspace (a software company acquired by Vendini in 2012), Black now serves as Director of Festival Solutions for Vendini. He prides himself on his boots-on-the-ground approach and first-in/last-out mentality and work ethic.

Festival Bible author Robby Black

Robby Black

Advisor & Writer

Formerly CEO and Founder of Dataflow Enterprises and creator of Dataflow Workspace (a software company acquired by Vendini in 2012), Black now serves as Director of Festival Solutions for Vendini. He prides himself on his boots-on-the-ground approach and first-in/last-out mentality and work ethic.

Andrew Steers

Illustrator

Berkeley artist Andrew Steers has worked making comic books, storyboards and illustrations for a wide variety of projects. He is originally from Seattle, and loves to go outdoors to draw and paint from life. When not drawing, he enjoys playing basketball and watching the Seahawks.

Festival Bible illustrator Andrew Steers
Festival Bible illustrator Andrew Steers

Andrew Steers

Illustrator

Berkeley artist Andrew Steers has worked making comic books, storyboards and illustrations for a wide variety of projects. He is originally from Seattle, and loves to go outdoors to draw and paint from life. When not drawing, he enjoys playing basketball and watching the Seahawks.

Contributing Authors


Festival Bible contributor Bridget Baker

Bridget
Baker

Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Festival Bible contributor Ashton Burnette

Ashton Burnette

Business Development Manager, TOURtech

Festival Bible contributor Kasey Johnson

Kasey
Johnson

Risk Management, Accessible Festivals

Festival Bible contributor Dave Luff

Dave
Luff

Lighting Project Manager, Felix Lighting

Festival Bible contributor Kim Owens

Kim
Owens

Editor/Owner,
Kaffeine Buzz Mag

Festival Bible contributor Joseph Pred

Joseph
Pred

Founder/CEO, MARS
Risk Management

Festival Bible Ben Schroder

Ben
Schroder

Tour Manager for Griz, Pretty Lights Music, etc.

Festival Bible contributor Jarno Stegeman

Jarno
Stegeman

Coordinator,
A Greener Festival

Festival Bible contributor Travis Sutherland

Travis
Sutherland

Founder/Chief Experiential Architect, UTOPiAfest

 

Festival Bible contributor Bridget Baker

Bridget
Baker

Festival Volunteer
Coordinator

Festival Bible contributor Ashton Burnette

Ashton Burnette

Business Development Manager, TOURtech

Festival Bible contributor Kasey Johnson

Kasey
Johnson

Risk Management,
Accessible Festivals

Festival Bible contributor Dave Luff

Dave
Luff

Lighting Project Manager, Felix Lighting

Festival Bible contributor Kim Owens

Kim
Owens

Editor/Owner,
Kaffeine Buzz Mag

Festival Bible contributor Joseph Pred

Joseph
Pred

Founder/CEO, MARS
Risk Management

Festival Bible Ben Schroder

Ben
Schroder

Tour Manager for Griz, Pretty Lights Music, etc.

Festival Bible contributor Jarno Stegeman

Jarno
Stegeman

Coordinator,
A Greener Festival

Festival Bible contributor Travis Sutherland

Travis
Sutherland

Founder/Chief Experiential Architect, UTOPiAfest


Vendini Publishing


We created Vendini Publishing as a way to help people in the business of live events create kick- ass experiences. We also wanted to extend our passion for the arts by collaborating with burgeoning writers and artists to publish great works for the community.


Our portion of the net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofit organizations via our “Vendini Loves The Arts” charitable giving program. Visit our website to learn more ›

Vendini Publishing is an extension of Vendini, Inc. An all-in-one solution provider for ticketing, marketing, donations and logistics, Vendini simplifies the business of live events for people just like you.

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Vendini Publishing


We created Vendini Publishing as a way to help people in the business of live events create kick- ass experiences. We also wanted to extend our passion for the arts by collaborating with burgeoning writers and artists to publish great works for the community.


Our portion of the net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to nonprofit organizations via our “Vendini Loves The Arts” charitable giving program. Visit our website to learn more ›

Festival Bible illustration tipjar

Vendini Publishing is an extension of Vendini, Inc. An all-in-one solution provider for ticketing, marketing, donations and logistics, Vendini simplifies the business of live events for people just like you.

Festival Bible illustration waiting in line

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