Exhibitor FAQ

Reserve your booth for the 1st Annual Music Business Expo!

Who: The UGA Sports & Entertainment Law Society and the UGA Music Business Program
What: May Day Festival and Music Business Expo
Where: The Melting Point, 295 East Dougherty Street Athens, GA
When: Sunday, Apr. 27. Expo is open from noon to 5 p.m. Live music will go from 1-8 p.m.
Why: To bring together musicians, students and businesses for mutual benefit! All proceeds benefit the student groups and their artist advocacy efforts.
How Much: Admission is free. All ages welcome.

How much does it cost to participate?

  • $55: Basic booth reservation fee.
  • $75: For vendors who will be selling merchandise on site.
  • $45: Discounted rate for non-profits and student groups.

Add-on $20: To include promotional items in the complimentary canvas totes that will be handed out to the first 300 visitors!
*Payment and signed contract are due by Friday, April 4 in order to guarantee booth reservation.

What comes with the booth?

Booth space measures 6’x10’. The booth will include a table with black linen, two chairs and a trashcan. Access to power outlets and WiFi is available upon request on a limited basis.

 Why rent a booth at the Expo?

This event offers a uniquely targeted audience of active musicians and music business professionals. This is a prime opportunity to promote your brand and your services, solicit volunteers, collect job applications, distribute information and network! How you decide to use your space is up to you. Exhibitors will also receive a contact list following the event with email addresses and profile information of event attendees so that you can follow up with potential customers.

I would love to participate, but I don’t have the time or resources to man a table all day. Is there another way to get involved?

YES! We are also accepting donations of gift certificates to be given away as door prizes throughout the day. We also have various sponsorship packages available if you’d like to get your logo on our posters, print ads and banners. Visit http://www.musicbizexpo.com to download our Sponsorship Benefits information sheet.

Who will be attending this event?

We are expecting a turnout of about 500-700 attendees. Sunday, April 27 is the weekend of the Twilight bike race, so there will be thousands of visitors in Athens from all over the Southeast and beyond. Most of our attendees will likely be musicians and college students pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.

I’m interested! What do I do?

Fill out the Exhibitor  Application Form  and mail it with with payment to:

Room 109, Attn: SELS
UGA Law
225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602

Email Expo Coordinator Michelle Davis at mgdavis@uga.edu or call 404-932-3804 with any questions. Space is limited, and we’re reserving booths on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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