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We are being told to trust that we will get our booth fees returned. I call BS!! The April show has been canceled by Vintage Market Days yet......

From Vintage Market Days: There is no money for us to give back to vendors, and free booths are literally all we can offer. Booth rent does not pay the promoter's paycheck, it goes directly out the door and into the hands of our marketing partners who spend the money on our ads and commercials. While our marketing partners have agreed to suspend the ads, Facebook promotions, commercials, and spreads for our new rescheduled dates.

Well, they offered a new date but I am already booked at St. James in Louisville, Ky. So since they used all the money how are they going to promote the new show? Most of the promoters I know have insurance that covers this! I will probably not do any of their shows again  :::bad taste:::

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Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on March 23, 2020 at 9:33pm

I am so sorry Lynn.  That is a tough loss after finding out the show was canceled or postponed.  I imagine many people will already by booked for another show during the show's new postponed date. 

Comment by Lynn McAleer on March 25, 2020 at 3:39pm

Well, I had to put in a dispute with the bank against Vintage Market Days of Columbus Ohio. Tons of emails until you ask for your money back :::cricket sounds::: NOTHING!! This is disgusting, most artists have very little coming in with all these shows canceled. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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