Greater Mankato Rotary is providing volunteers for the Bend of the River Festival ( on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The Bend of the River Festival features music from 38 Special, Elle King, and Tim Montana. General Admissions tickets are normally $48, but all volunteers will get 1 free ticket for the concert. The club will get a donation based on the number of volunteer hours provided (about $2,000) plus the opportunity to raise tips and donations for the Grater Mankato Rotary Foundation to be used to support our mission of serving youth and community for a better world.
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    Here is a description of the duties for each shift:
    • Set up (10-2 on Saturday, Sept. 16): Site Set up, which may include: moving, setting up picnic tables, setting up tables/chairs in VIP tent, hanging signage & banners, setting up tents for entrances, etc.
    • Ticketing (2-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16): Scanning tickets, distributing wristbands 
    • Merch Sales, Games, Flex (2:30-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16): Assist with merchandise sales, games, pit control, and other duties as needed.
    • Guest Transportation (5:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16): Transport guests to and from the parking lot via golf cart, Must be 21+ with a valid driver's license and sign up in advance for insurance purposes.
    • Event Clean up (8:00-noon on Sunday, Sept. 17): take down banners, tables, clean up trash, etc.