If you’re coming from out of town Saturday/Sunday, here’s why we hope you’ll buy a VIP pass.
In Ulster County, NY, where Dromedary is based and where the Yung Wu/Speed the Plough shows will be, approximately 1.5 in 10 residents, and almost one in five children, at times lack adequate food to meet their basic nutritional needs. About 12% of all residents in Ulster County have incomes below the poverty level.
In Greene County, NY, where the Avalon Lounge is located and where all the Saturday and Sunday activities will be, the numbers are similar. About 11% of residents are food insecure.
The Drom30 lineup is pretty special. It’s a great opportunity to see some amazing bands in an intimate space for a very affordable price. We are thrilled to share such a great lineup – in such a beautiful setting – with our out-of-town friends who are planning to spend a weekend.
But we’re also hoping that our out-of-town friends will give a little back by purchasing a VIP pass. The difference is $10 per ticket, you’ll get a free Dromedary CD sampler, and for every VIP pass sold, we will make a $10 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
Drom30 tickets go on sale FRIDAY, May 19 at noon. We expect there to be a lot of demand, and the participating venues are small and tickets will be extremely limited.
This means that if you want to attend, you should be ready to buy tickets at noon on Friday. Don’t sleep on this!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Friday tickets are sold separately from Saturday/Sunday tickets.
For Yung Wu/Speed the Plough:
Tickets are $25 and will be available at the Tubby’s ticket website, which is at https://tubbyskingston.lyte.com. Visit that page, and scroll down until you find the Drom30 link. NOTE: Friday night tickets do not gain you admittance into Saturday or Sunday’s shows!
For Saturday and Sunday:
Tickets are being sold as two-day passes ONLY at this time. Early-bird passes are $60, and VIP passes are $70. Early-bird prices will only be available for a limited time.
VIP passes include a free Dromedary Records sampler CD, and a $10 donation to the food banks of Ulster and Greene County, NY. Especially for out-of-town visitors, we strongly suggest the VIP pass. It’s a great way to help give something back while you enjoy the amazing music and beautiful scenery of the Catskills and Hudson Valley.
We are working on pulling together some resources and guidance on weekend accommodations, so stay tuned for that!
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