Festival of Faith and Music, Music Matters

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I only want to hear one of the evening concerts, not attend the whole Festival?
Do I need to purchase tickets for the concerts if I have registered for FFM 2017?
Is there assigned seating for the concerts?
Do high school students get the student rate? What if I want to combine a college visit with attendance at the Festival?
I'm not a student, but can I still get on-campus housing?
How do you decide whom to invite?
How can I get updates about the Festival?
What is the schedule for FFM 2017?
How do I register myself?
How do I register a group?
How much is registration if I can only attend the Festival for a day?
What lodging accommodations are available for out of town visitors?
What is your cancellation policy?

What if I only want to hear one of the evening concerts, not attend the whole Festival?

A limited number of public tickets will be available apart from Festival passes for concerts through the Calvin College Box Office (616.526.6282 or secure online order form). You can secure your spot for all concerts now by registering for the Festival, or you can join the FFM e-mail list to get updates about when individual tickets for that concert might be available. There may be public tickets for other Festival events as well, which will be announced as events are confirmed. For more information, see the Student Activities Office web site. The usual event discount for Calvin students, faculty and staff is only available by registering for the Festival.

Do I need to purchase tickets for the concerts if I have registered for FFM 2017?

No. Your paid Festival registration allows you to attend all concerts that take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the March 30-April 1 Festival. Calvin students, however, must purchase tickets through the box office (at our usual discounted rates).

Is there assigned seating for the concerts?

At this date, all FFM events are general admission. This is subject to change as events and locations become confirmed.

Do high school students get the student rate? What if I want to combine a college visit with attendance at the festival?

High School students interested in attending the festival should contact Calvin's admissions office here to make arrangements.

I'm not a student, but can I still get on-campus housing?

We are only able to offer free on-campus housing to current high school and undergraduate students and that availability may also be limited. Those who are not eligible should seek shelter elsewhere. Please visit the accommodations page for more information.

How do you decide whom to invite?

Our Mission Statement will give you a good idea of what shapes our decisions. We are always eager for your suggestions. Contact us with any comments or ideas for people you'd like to see invited to future festivals. New bands that are interested in participating should consider entering the bandspotting new music spotlight.

How can I get updates about the Festival?

You can sign up for our e-mail newsletter, and we will update you about the festival.

What is the schedule for FFM 2017?

The schedule for 2017 is still being developed but check here often for updates!

How do I register myself?

You can register by going directly to our secure, online Eventbrite registration page here.

How do I register a group?

You can register a group online or you can fill out a printable group registration form and mail it to us. Groups of four or more non-students registering together can receive the $75 student rate; contact us for the discount code to use for your group registration.

How much is registration if I can only attend festival for one day?

The Festival rate is such a good deal already that we are not able to provide reduced registrations for people who can only attend FFM 2017 for one day. Full registration is required to attend Festival sessions.

What lodging accommodations are available for out of town visitors?

A block of rooms will be reserved at the Prince Conference Center on Calvin's Campus. Reservations can be made here or at (616) 526-7200. Inform them you are making reservations for the Festival.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend the Festival and notify us by February 15, 2017, we will refund 75% of your registration fee. After February 15, 2017, we will not issue refunds. Requests must be received in writing (either by postal or electronic mail). Please include your full mailing address.

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