Each year over 250 Fringe Festivals across the globe showcase hundreds of thousands of artists and performers. 19 million people see approximately 170 thousand performers in 60,000 free and ticketed events. Over 8 million Fringe tickets are sold in over 6 thousand venues across the globe. This festival is born from passion and hard work; a passion for development, for creating a platform and for seeing and realising new ideas and initiatives. Fringes are exciting sparks where stars are made; they are the ‘excellence’ of the future… Fringe Festivals make dreams happen! (see World Fringe Network)
Right here in Athens GA we have our own emergent fringe festival making an impact on our local community. Now in our fourth year, the Classic City Fringe Festival continues to serve as an outlet to unite performers on the fringe.
The CCFF encompasses a wide range of performers and groups of artists working independently and outside traditional forms and structures, indie and diy artists offering cutting-edge performance outside the box. All performance styles are encouraged, from the avant-garde to the family friendly. Traditional and street theater, dance/movement, experimental music, video/film, performance art, poetry, puppetry, comedy and improv, art installations, circus and cabaret, burlesque and vaudeville, and any other sort of performance-based art has a chance at gaining greater exposure to larger audiences with this event.
And now, It’s that time again… time for us all to start getting geared up for this year’s Classic City Fringe Festival which will be taking place Oct 18-21, 2018.
The 2018 Performer Application process begins on June 1st and will last thru Aug 31st. We accept all applications using a “first come, first served” selection process, so it is advisable that all applicants get their applications turned in a.s.a.p. to be among those selected early in this process.
Good luck to all of our performers! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for us this year!