Steel Bridge Songfest Festival Info & FAQ's



Q: I want to volunteer at Steel Bridge Songfest? How can I get involved?

Steel Bridge Songfest would not be possible without the help of community volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with pre-festival and on-site duties such as poster/handbill distribution, bartending, merch sales and more. Volunteer incentives include a free Weekend Pass and other perks!

Contact us at, if you are interested in helping out. Please put "VOLUNTEER" in the subject line.


Q. How do I get to Steel Bridge Songfest? 
The festival takes place at a dozen venues throughout Sturgeon Bay, WI. You can find Directions HERE.

Q. Is this a fundraising event?
No. The truth of the matter is, this is a gift to the community, a grass-roots public awareness effort. The festival pretty much only pays for the festival itself and little more. See our Festival Reports Page for more info.

Q: Who are the people running the festival?
The core of organizers is actually quite small (pat mAcdonald, melaniejane, Eric Leyendecker, and Nicole Henquinet) for whom this is a labor of love. In addition, we rely solely on the love and support of countless dedicated volunteers. Without our volunteers, none of this would be possible. BIG THANKS to all of the performers, our BIGGEST core of volunteers, for donating your time and talents to this cause. You have helped to save a bridge and now are helping to enrich and inspire a community. The effects of your contribution are long-lasting and deeply felt.

Q: Will there be transportation between the venues?
Yes, there will be free trolley service. Taxi service is also available. We want everyone to get safely around to all of the venues. It also helps that most of the venues are within walking distance! THAT SAID....

Although the Sturgeon Bay Police Department is extremely supportive of our efforts, their presence is increased drastically during the festival and THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING AS WELL AS ANY KIND OF OTHER RECREATIONAL SUBSTANCES!!! So just don't do it!
Also, please make sure your plates are current, headlights working, etc.
PLEASE help us to maintain our stellar record!!!! Pretty incredible considering the tens of thousands of people who have come here over the years for the festival! Remember, you are a guest as well as an ambassador of SBSF. We want to maintain a positive image in the community!!!

Q: Will I be able to park my car/van/Airstream trailer?
YES! There is ample street parking and free lots all throughout the downtown area!
If you are staying overnight in your trailer, you need to park in a designated RV area.

Q: I still have questions! Who can I ask?
General inquiries can be directed to


Q. How do I submit to perform?
CLICK HERE for Performer Info & FAQ's.


Q: What is the Construction Zone? How can I get involved?
The Construction Zone is a collaborative songwriting intensive for professional and aspiring songwriters that takes place the week leading up to and including the annual Steel Bridge Songfest. Participation is by invitation only. It involves a week of collaborative songwriting and performing with a purpose in mind. 
CLICK HERE for more about Construction Zone.

Q. I've been confirmed as part of Construction Zone. What should I do RIGHT NOW?
If you are a confirmed Construction Zone songwriter:
CLICK HERE for Songwriter Info & FAQ's.


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