susanne dugan - assistant director
The Railroad Square Music Festival as we know it would simply not be possible without Susanne Dugan. She is the tireless coordinator of most of the logistical aspects of the festival. She is our assistant director, and we are very thankful that she is there to keep us all on track!
Here is a little interview we conducted with her, so that you could get to know this incredible person a little bit better:
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE RAILROAD SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL?
I am the assistant director, and I help Josh Windmiller make ideas into reality :) This includes, but is not limited to: mapping., logistics, reaching out to community, communications, coordinating staff and volunteers, and organizing info into spreadsheets! :D
LET'S LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU. FAVORITE FOOD?
Just one food!? Butternut squash
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? ARE YOU AN ANIMAL PERSON?
Yes, and absolutely, animals are amazing.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL YOU WENT TO?
Gathering of the Vibes in Upstate New York.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO DOING EVENTS?
The people, I am amazed at what people can accomplish when they work together, and seeing a giant group of people smiling and dancing is one of the most beautiful things in the world.
WHAT PERFORMERS AND/OR BANDS DO YOU LIKE AND THINK FOLKS SHOULD CHECK OUT?
Oddjob Ensemble - eastern european influenced instrumental circus music
The Traveling Spectacular - traveling troupe of musicians, magicians and sideshow acts.
Bario Manouche - Spanish Gypsy-Jazz ensemble
Gravel Spreaders - awesome metal covers blue grass style
Bear Lincoln - funk your face off
The Imaginists - creative, dramatic, boundary pushing playwrights, artists and musicians.
Jason Bodlovich - Guitar God
Lenkadu - chill experimental beats and love songs
LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RAILROAD SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL. CAN YOU TELL US A GREAT MOMENT FROM LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL?
Wow, so many... Tobias, from The Traveling Spectacular swallowing a huge sword! Right in front of my eyes!
ANYTHING YOU ARE PARTICULARLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?
Kicking butt with the best volunteer team ever !!!