We understand that the cost of attending a festival is not financially achievable when you add up all that is needed. Those of you who are veteran attendees know that we usually have a lower priced Tier 1 ticket, but to ensure that the folks who really need these tickets have an opportunity to buy them, we are instituting the Low-Income Ticket Program in lieu of a "Tier 1" strategy. We feel this better serves our values as a community-driven festival while making sure these discounted tickets get to the people who need them the most.

Application for Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival’s Low Income Ticket (LIT) program for 2020 will start being accepted on January 15th, 2020. We will offer reduced ticket prices for attendees who meet the LIT criteria. The first round of decisions will go out March 2, 2020. Depending on applications, we may have another round of applications. 


Fill out the LIT Application no later than Feb. 24, 2020 for priority consideration. We will notify all applicants after the application window closes. First-round decisions to go out March 2, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after 2/24 until further notice. Please apply!



  • To be eligible, your annual income must be $25,000 or less.

  • You must be willing and able to provide documentation of your income upon request.

  • LIT ticket discounts are not transferable and are non-refundable* and apply to one person only. No couples or group applications. 

*If you are planning to submit an application as an artist, performer, vendor, or workshop presenter, and you are accepted as both an artist (those decisions come later) and LIT ticket-holder, your LIT ticket will be refunded. If you have volunteered in the past and would like to volunteer again, please contact your Lead. Accepted volunteers and LIT ticket-holders are not eligible for a LIT ticket refund.


The Process:

  • Apply - See the button below.

  • Wait for a decision. You will be contacted either way by email.

  • If you are selected, you will be emailed a promo code to buy the LIT ticket.  You have 3 weeks to use the code to buy a ticket with our ticketing service or your ticket is forfeit.


Other considerations:

  • LIT price is 50% of a full price ticket, plus the service fee, for a total of $150 +ticketing  service fees.

  • While there is an income cap, we encourage you to still apply if you think you have extenuating circumstances.


Other Ways of getting a low(er) priced ticket:

  • Buy early - Pricing goes up the closer we are to the event.

  • Volunteer - We always encourage folks to get more involved. Our Volunteer Application process will open in March/April. Look for more information to come.

  • The LIT application will be available until the end of day February 24, 2020. 

  • Note: We value your privacy. No specific information submitted through this process will ever be shared with anyone except the producers of this event who are evaluating the applications.

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