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IMAGINE ZERO MUSIC Festival

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Imagine Zero: An aspiring zero waste and zero carbon emissions Music Festival

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FestivaL DETAILS

Location

Main Stage @ Solar Fest

144 Steinberg Rd

Brandon, VT 05733


This is the left-hand turn a couple dozen yards past Brandon Community Health on Rt. 7 north of Brandon.


Once you turn down Steinberg Rd., stop for the parking attendants and they will direct you.

Dates

Saturday

May 13, 2023

Time

Gates open at 11:00am

Performances from

12pm - Sunset

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Performances


DAWES

KAT WRIGHT

MYRA FLYNN

BILLY WYLDER

BEN KOGAN BAND

MICHAEL DAVES

BRANDON HEISLER

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12:00

BrANDON HEISLER

12:45

MICHAEL DAVES

1:30

BEN KOGAN BAND

2:30

BILLY WYDLER

3:30

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MYRA FLYNN

KAT WRIGHT

DAWES

4:30

5:30

7:00

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tickets

ALL DAY PASS

ADULTS $50

KIDS 3-12 $25 (2 & under free)

Exclusive of taxes and booking fees

All tickets sales are final and non transferable

Event is rain or shine

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PARTNERS

We’re always looking for like-minded cultural partners. If you're interested in sponsorship or to be a vendor, please contact us below.

Alcohol provided by

Zero Waste Partner

Food Vendors Include

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SPONSORS

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Imagine Zero’s Music Festival Mission Statement


Imagine Zero Music Fest’s mission is to have a festival that is zero carbon and zero waste. That means having the show entirely powered by renewable energy and have no trash. We know it’s unlikely to get all the way there for now, but we think it’s worth a shot to try and see how close we get. Here is a breakdown of the carbon footprint of a tour (credit to Carboncredits.com ) and on the pages that follow you'll find some of the initiatives we are pursuing to get there in each key area.

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For production/venue (34% of carbon impact):

How we're addressing this:

  • All the items on stage(lights, amps, and sound equipment) are powered by renewable energy. In this case, we are getting power from onsite solar panels that are connected to a battery.
  • Zero carbon footprint for heat, or air conditioning. It's outside!
  • Encourage and incentivise vendors to drive Electric Vehicles
  • Attempt to power food vendors without fossil fuels. ie. EVs with power outlets, connect to the local grid which is 90% fossil fuel free.


How we're addressing this:

  • All the items on stage(lights, amps, and sound equipment) are powered by renewable energy. In this case, we are getting power from onsite solar panels that are connected to a battery.
  • Zero carbon footprint for heat, or air conditioning. It's outside!
  • Encourage and incentivise vendors to drive Electric Vehicles
  • Attempt to power food vendors without fossil fuels. ie. EVs with power outlets, connect to the local grid which is 90% fossil fuel free.


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Decarbonize Travel (42% of carbon impact)


How we're addressing this for artists:

  • Give artists a financial incentive to drive or rent an electric vehicle or take public transportation
  • Give artists a ride in an electric vehicle if possible


For audience travel:

  • Encourage fans to travel carpool and drive EVs
  • PLEASE PLEASE CARPOOL


EV Charging Locations

  • 4 Level 2 chargers in Brandon (1 mile from site)
  • Many level 2 and 1 Level 3 in Middlebury (17 miles)
  • Many level 2 and Level 3 in Rutland (16 miles)
  • Check out Plugshare for more detailed info on charging stations

Decarbonize Travel (42% of carbon impact)


How we're addressing this for artists:

  • Give artists a financial incentive to drive or rent an electric vehicle or take public transportation
  • Give artists a ride in an electric vehicle if possible


For audience travel:

  • Encourage fans to travel carpool and drive EVs
  • PLEASE PLEASE CARPOOL


EV Charging Locations

  • 4 Level 2 chargers in Brandon (1 mile from site)
  • Many level 2 and 1 Level 3 in Middlebury (17 miles)
  • Many level 2 and Level 3 in Rutland (16 miles)
  • Check out Plugshare for more detailed info on charging stations
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Public Transportation


There is some but limited public transportation. There are 4 on buses Tri Valley Transit that run from Middlebury to Brandon to Rutland and back.


See trivalley transit on the Rutland connector for more details.


SATURDAY Service.

Northbound: Rutland to Middlebury.

Stops in BRANDON ESTEBROOK PARK @ 10:02 AND 5:17


Southbound: Middlebury to Rutland

Stops in BRANDON ESTEBROOK PARK @ 11:20 AND 6:35


If coming from Burlington or Bennington or Albany, check out VT Translines. They have two buses a day. You'd probably want to spend the night and take one back the following day. It's cheap! Somewhere around $17 each way.

Got 50 People?

We'll rent you a bus


This sounds crazy but it's true. If you buy 50 tickets for people coming form the same area we will rent you a bus. If you're interested get in touch!

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Zero Waste For Vendors


  • Replace single use cups with reusable cups from cupzero that get washed and reused = eliminates trash from beer and wine
  • Only have kegged beer and wine = eliminate trash from cans or glass wine bottles
  • Water refill stations = eliminates plastic bottle waste
  • Reusables for food containers = eliminates waste from food vendors
  • Compost bins throughout the site = reduce methane emissions from landfill and carbon emissions from trucking food scraps to faraway places



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About Imagine Zero

How was Imagine Zero born?

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Two friends who are passionate about helping the environment, Ben Kogan and Cliff Johnson, talked about how to bring two of their favorite things (music and eco-friendly initiatives) together in the fall of 2022. By December, they decided to turn that dream into reality and create Imagine Zero.

What is the point of imagine zero?

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To bring people together to enjoy great music in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment and allows us all to learn together how to foster a better path forward for environmental stewardship.

Some of our ASPIRATIONS

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FAQs

What happens if it rains

Weather is weather! The festival goes on rain or shine! We will provide consistent weather updates and prepare all our fans and artists in advance.


Ticketing Issues/Questions

Once you purchase a festival ticket you will receive a confirmation email from our ticket partner, SevenDays. Your ticket will be attached to that email confirmation. We don’t like wasting paper so please plan to print the ticket at home or have it easily accessible on your smartphone. For ticketing technical issues you can contact Event Ticketing support by email or by phone (855) 708-1078


Festival Hours/Run of Show

Gates open at 11 and the first band will start at noon and the festival ends around 830pm. We hope you stay all day and evening, but if you have to leave for any reason, you will be allowed re-entry with a valid Imagine Zero hand stamp.


Accessibility

There will be designated handicap parking spaces available

Accessible restrooms will be available

Please note we are on private naturally flat and rolling farm grounds. Imagine Zero has attempted to make the area as accessible as possible, however, some areas are beyond our abilities to make completely accommodating.


Parking

SolarFest has roughly 1500 parking spaces including those reserved for handicap. Ticket sales cap at 3000 so it is highly encouraged that you carpool or use ride share apps! It’s better for the environment and you get more time to hang with your friends! The town of Brandon is approximately 1 mile from the venue and you will need to park and walk or use a ride share app if spaces run out.


Carpool Carpool Carpool!

Audience travel is 34% of the carbon footprint. If we want to tackle that, we need you to carpool. Find a friend and come on down! We'd recommend Vital Communities List Servs or Front Porch Forum.


Drive Electric

We'd love for you to drive an Electric Car. There are 4 level 2 charging stations in the town of Brandon that are walkable to the site. Set a timer on your phone for when it will be done charging as other people will likely be waiting to use them. Check out plug share for other charging stations. Middlebury has a lot of level 2 charging stations and one DC Fast charger. Rutland has at least 2 fast chargers and many level 2 chargers.


Food & Drink

There will be a wide selection of food vendors within the venue so come hungry! We do allow small snack bags or snacks that fit in your pocket. What we don’t allow are coolers or picnic baskets. We will have plenty of amazing food options to choose from. We encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles (water stations will be available onsite) . There will be no outside alcohol allowed in the venue. There’s plenty of alcohol for purchase inside the festival though. We will have security checking IDs and all fans who wish to consume alcohol will be provided a 21+ stamp. All vendors should accept credit cards. ATMs will not available onsite, so if you wish to pay with cash, please come prepared.


What to/not to bring

Small backpacks, lawn chairs, reusable water bottles and small blankets are allowed.

No outside alcohol, no knives, weapons or fireworks of any kind, no illegal substances or drugs, no tents, and no bikes, scooters or skateboards allowed past the gates. We want you to bike so we're looking into bike racks. Please get in touch if you plan to bike.


Pets

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Therapy dogs are not permitted on the grounds, Service animals are permitted.


Is it a family friendly event?

Family-friendly, fun-friendly, friend-friendly! Children 2 years and under are FREE to enter with a parent or guardian. There will be lawn games throughout the venue and a kids corner with face painting and crafts.

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NET ZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL, LLC

PO BOX 134 WOODSTOCK, VT 05091

For inquiries and accessibility arrangements, please reach out to us at:

Phone

(503) 679-5502

Email

imaginezero23@gmail.com

©2023 NET ZERO MUSIC FESTIVAL

All Rights Reserved.

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