The Blue Water Eagles asked for my assistance in creating a special membership drive event so I began planning the first ever ROCKtober Music Festival for the lodge.
Working with my contacts, I secured sponsorships and rented tables to vendors to cover expenses. Next, I booked 12 bands to play on 2 stages and acquired Chris Doliber, “GODZILLA” of Madam X, to make an appearance. A press release, posters, flyers and videos were developed and distributed manually and digitally to promote the event. I also designed exclusive merchandise for ROCKtober.
On October 5, 2019, nearly 1,000 people showed up throughout the day, some driving for hours just to see 12 bands performing indoors and outdoors at the same venue. All of the vendors had record sales and I sold out of the exclusive shirts. The Eagles accepted 24 new members that day with additional new membership applications submitted for over a week after. It was the most attended, successful and top grossing event ever held in the history of the lodge.