2021 Virtual Rogue Festival: Creativity Thrives Under Constraint

It’s said that creativity thrives under constraint. Rogue Festival is no stranger to that. We’ve always been one of the most stripped-down, barebones, DIY fringe festivals out there. No fancy theaters; we perform in the back of bars, coffee shops and bookstores. No awesome technical gear; half of our venues come with a single mic and a PA system. You’re

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Rogue Festival 2021 Update

Hello Rogues,  As September 1st is normally our “Applications are Open” day, I wanted to give you all an update on our plans for Rogue 2021. We haven’t forgotten about you!   Things are clearly not business-as-usual (are they for anyone?). The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown arts and events planning for a loop, to say the least. This year’s Executive

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Statement of Solidarity

Statement of Solidarity: The Board of Directors of Rogue Performance Fresno values the First Amendment and as such we wholeheartedly support those protesting racism and police brutality. Fringe festivals like Rogue Festival value open access to performance opportunities for all people and we will continue to strive toward that ideal. Rogue Festival also has an unofficial motto of “Don’t Be

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Rogue Festival Update, Friday 3/13/20

The Rogue Festival Board of Directors has once again agreed to remain open for Rogue Festival programming for Friday evening. Rogue performers are at liberty to cancel or maintain their performances individually, as are Off-Rogue Venues (Cal Arts Severence and Hart’s Haven) and all Artist Underground performers. The following individual shows are added to our current lineup: James Sundquist, “Mingalaba.”

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Rogue Festival Updates for 3/12/20

“The Rogue Festival is committed to completing the remaining three days of performances if possible, but we are evaluating the situation on a day-by-day basis. We advise all persons who are feeling ill, are elderly, or have compromised immune systems to stay home. Our festival volunteers are cleaning surfaces in our venues and maintaining hand-washing and hand-sanitizing hygiene. Any change

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ROGUE FESTIVAL GOES ON WITH THE SHOW

In light of recent public concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Rogue Festival wishes to assure audiences that the Festival’s operations fall within acceptable California Public Health Department guidelines for public gatherings.   In fact! We have no performers traveling from a Level Three Health Warning locations. The vast majority of our audiences come from within Fresno County. All of our

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Rogue Festival Update for 3/9/20

Hope Lafferty, “Inhibitionist(!)” – final show at 1:45 pm on 3/14 cancelled and replaced with James Sundquist, “Mingalaba”.  Jaguar Bennett/Heather Parish, “Jaguar and Heather Save Your Marriage” – additional show at Spectrum on 3/13 at 8:30 p.m.  Smiley Calderon, “So Why Did I Move To Fresno? I’m Glad You Asked.” At Goldstein’s. All remaining performances cancelled. Katherine Glover, “Faster” at

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Upcoming Events and Pre-Rogue Festival News

VOLUNTEER TRAININGS: By volunteering for Rogue, you earn free shows, get swag, and feel fantastic about providing independent art in your community. Join us at one of the two Volunteer Trainings we’re holding later this month!  Thursday, February 27th from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, February  29th from 11 a.m.  – 1: 30 p.m. Location: Revue Backroom 620 E Olive Avenue,

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