Like to volunteer? We like it too

The Flagstaff Music Festival welcomes – and depends on the generous spirit – of folks who enjoy listening to live music while they volunteer!

If you want to be more than just a spectator, the Festival has many volunteer opportunities to choose from:

  • Live your roadie fantasies by helping out backstage at the Square
  • Party like a rock star by assisting with band hospitality at the Hops on Birch
  • Learn about the multifaceted mysteries of sound by assisting our sound engineer
  • Support local musicians’ cash flow by selling their CDs in the merchandise tent
  • People watch as you monitor gates, count humans and more
  • Strengthen your community spirit and your muscles by helping with tasks like loading and unloading, setup and cleanup, and canopy setup/breakdown

We also need people to help with various and sundry "gofer" tasks. We would share them with you, but we won’t know what they are until they arise in the moment. Exciting!

Email us at, and we’ll work with you to find an opportunity to match your interests and your schedule. AND we’ll get you an "EVENT STAFF" t-shirt, so you’ll look official at the Festival – and cool long after the last set wraps up.

About the Flagstaff Music Festival

The Flagstaff Music Festival, “Where Locals Come to Play,” is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Flagstaff music and Flagstaff as a musical destination.

This vibrant annual gathering attracts locals and visitors to Heritage Square, where the audience enjoys not only a robust, eclectic music lineup but also opportunities to meet other members of the community, and to purchase foods and crafts, some made in Flagstaff. The good vibes and fun atmosphere on the Square infuse the downtown area and attract a diverse audience. Music lovers, downtown regulars, tourists, dancers, children and dogs love the Festival!

The Flagstaff Music Festival began in 2003 as a one-day event presenting three bands at the Orpheum and has since grown to a two-day outdoor event with numerous bands, the trade fair and more. In 2009 the Festival was granted 501(c)3 nonprofit status. In 2010 and 2011, the Festival has produced “Sounds from 7,000 Feet” compilation CDs featuring tracks donated by local musicians.

The Festival is proud to partner with the City of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Cultural Partners, local businesses and others to present this free event for the community. Past festivals have benefited local nonprofits such as Radio Free Flagstaff, the Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County, the Mary Crawley Scholarship Fund at NAU’s Cline Library, and the Heritage Square Trust.


  • The Green Room
  • Arizona Music Pro
  • Golden Eagle Distributors
  • The Babbitt Family
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