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Feb. 16th, 2005

11:51 pm - Festival Website!

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I just finished up the first version of the website for the folk festival!
http://www.porkiesfestival.org/

For those who have missed the news, I am the festival director for a folk music festival in the Porcupine Mountains in UP Michigan. I got this gig because some folks up there heard about my IMC folk music booking experience and my work on the IMCfests and they asked me if I could pull off pulling together a first annual event up there. I jumped right into that fire with great eagerness.

We're still working on our schedule but we've got Iris Dement lined up as our headliner.

We haven't got all our grants secured but we've got funding from one grant and a few investors. This festival is DEFINITELY a go at this point.

Tickets aren't available yet but they will be very soon.

Sign up for our email list if you want to get an announcement when tickets are on sale or when we have fleshed out our lineup some more.

We also need volunteers throughout Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan to hang fliers and do other promotional stuff.

I am so psyched about this thing! This is definitely the biggest project that I've ever been in charge of. It's daunting, scary, and exhilarating.

The design for the website is a modifed version of Core Elements from Open Source Web Designs. That site is an incredible resource. The logo for the festival was done by OJC Technologies.

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From:flutastic
Date:February 17th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
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If you're still thinking about Zoe Lewis, I'd say go for it. I'm really enjoying the disc, and she rules. I also suggest Ellis, if you haven't heard of her. Peppermint in Minneapolis does her booking. More when I'm not falling asleep at the keyboard.
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From:vivaldia
Date:February 17th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
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and yes, ellis is great, but if you're looking for other minnesota musicians, hit me up!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 17th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
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I will probably put out a general call for demo materials from musicians who want to play on the "chalet stage". I've got a ton of slots that I can put regional people into on that stage if they are willing to play for peanuts (I don't even know what the peanuts are yet, I'm working on that).

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From:vivaldia
Date:February 17th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC)
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i wanna be your minnesota volunteer!! let me know what i can do. :o)
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 17th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
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Oh! Cool. Where do you live? (oh, I see...Minneapolis) Sometime in the next month or so I'll have a whole boatload of posters and I could give you some to put up around either Minneapolis or Duluth or both. Do you know anyone in Duluth?

The other thing I need is press contact info. If could send me (zach@chambana.net) any contact info (email, fax, snail addy) for media outlets in Minnesota that you think might be interested in talking about this festival, I'd love it. Stuff like community and public and college radio stations and alternative newspapers and such. People we can send press releases and such to.
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From:the_sween
Date:February 17th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
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I'll take care of Madison and the surrounding area.
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From:eee1313
Date:February 17th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I don't know if I'll be going, but I just told my coworker about it. She used to live in the UP, and she loves folk music, so she's definitely a go. So yeah, I just got you a sale! ;)
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From:uss_hairball
Date:February 18th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
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I like the layout of the website. Can't wait to see how it fills out!

Sounds like this is going to be a great project for you all around! :)
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