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REGISTRATION & How Money is Handled

Event dates:  May 18-21, 2023

Adults: $250 (early bird thru March31), $275-350 sliding scale
Youth age 5-18: $75
Kidlings: age 4 and under free
Work Exchange: $50 (see below)
Equity Ticket (BIPOC/people of global majority): generally 20-50% off early bird price.  For equity tickets, email us at
General Scholarship Discoounts: we hope funds will be available for this once we receive donations.  For general scholarship funds, please fill out this form.

Refund policy: Registration payments are refundable for cancellations by April 15, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds after that date (unless you cancel due to Covid; you are our community and we are trusting you to be honest about this). Whether before or after that date, you are welcome to transfer your registration to someone else, with no admin fee for transfers.

Sliding Scale, Equity Ticketing & Donations: We are a start-up event. We are intentionally keeping registration costs as low as possible to reduce financial barriers to attendance. However, there are naturally costs to put on this event. Please be as generous as possible on the sliding scale, and consider donating to our scholarship and equity fund if you are able! A portion of every registration is earmarked toward equity tickets, and we are aiming to gather additional funds to ensure a robust equity offering. We are choosing to offer discounts to people of the global majority (BIPOC), who both historically and presently have less access to wealth than people considered White. And we’d like to be able to offer general scholarship support as needed too.

Partial attendance: Discounts are not given for partial attendance, and we do not have a day rate. We prefer folks to stay on-site as that helps create a sense of being a temporary village. That said, if you need to commute or arrive late or leave early it’s ok.

Event cancellation policy: We live in an uncertain world. In the hopefully extremely unlikely event that something crazy happens and the event must be cancelled, all registrants will receive a full refund, minus $25. We are asking everyone to share the risk together, so that the organizers won’t be left personally liable for whatever money may already have been spent up front. If that happens, any money left over after committed payments are fulfilled will be held as seed money for a future event.

Budget: Are you curious where the money is going? We believe in being transparent about finances, see our event budget.

Service Contributions

Work parties: We are being hosted at a new venue, and in order to prepare the site for our arrival, there will be work parties happening in the months leading up to Cascadia Song Rise. We will be posting these dates as we know them, and will be super grateful for whatever help you can lend! Our agreement for site hosting relies on us showing up for work parties, and we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts every time you can make it. Work parties include lunch and dinner, and also overnight accommodations if needed!

Community service: It’s a village, we all need to help out. All adult and teen attendees who don’t participate in work parties or some other service contribution in advance will be asked to sign up for up to 2 hours of service during the event, depending on need.

Work exchange: There are a limited number of work exchange positions available; participants get a $50 ticket in exchange for a bunch of help.  Generally either 10 hours of work during the event (mostly kitchen, requires missing some workshop time) or 16 hours immediately before/after with set-up and clean-up (requires arriving on site a day ahead and staying longer at the end).  To apply for work exchange, fill out this form.