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Riot Fest Announces Holiday Presale, Introduces 'Karma Cash' Exchange For Tickets

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 24, 2014 6:15PM

Photo via Riot Fest

It's not unusual for a festival to announce tickets going on sale for a reduced price months before the line-up is even announced, but few have proved as reliable as Riot Fest when it comes to delivering a great event, so in their case it's not so much a gamble as it is a perk to grab cheap tickets. Set your browser for "refresh" tomorrow morning to pick up three day passes for $89.98 at 10 a.m.

But of course Riot Fest also pairs this announcement with a new wrinkle: Karma Cash.

Last week we heard of the formation of The Riot Fest Foundation and now we're seeing that same mentality put into action through the commercial side of the enterprise, showing that organizers are truly putting their money where their mouth is. Karma Cash allows folks who want to attend the three day show to do so in exchange for community service, to the 501c3 nonprofit of their choice. That's right, you can go to Riot Fest by doing good with the charity of your choosing. We're pretty sure this is a brand new concept to the Chicago festival scene.

The guidelines are as follows, per Riot Fest:

A person completes 25 hours of volunteer work at a registered 501c3 and will receive 1 GA 3-Day pass In order to qualify you need to provide documentation and send to Documentation needs to include:

—signed letter from manager/superior from a Registered 501c3
—work and hours performed,
— contact info of manager/superior (website, e-mail, position and phone number).

Karma Cash tickets are limited supply and all documentation will need to be submitted by January 25, 2015 @ 4 p.m. CST.

That's seems pretty cool to us. It's also worth noting that today is also the now annual turkey drive for the 26th Ward headed up by Riot Fest, further proof that this is an organization not simply paying lip service when it comes to backing their promise of involvement in the community that houses them.