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All Ages Fest! - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Nov. 15th, 2003

02:18 am - All Ages Fest!

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Here's the line up for All Ages Fest at the Channing-Murray TODAY (Saturday).

gabe rosen-2:00
missing the point-2:30
mj walker and fictive kin-3:00
jiggsaw-3:30
aerin tedesco and andrea bunch-4:00
ryefieldcrane-4:30
rory miller-5:00
new grenada-5:30
finite element-6:00
the trembling-6:30
darrin drda-7:00
missing in action-7:30
jaik willis-8:00
failed resistance-8:30
ripley caine-9:15
vice dolls-10:00

AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COORDINATE ALL AGES MUSIC FESTIVAL

On Saturday, November 15th, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) Shows Group will be throwing All Ages Fest at the Channing-Murray Foundation (1209 W. Oregon, Urbana) from 1pm-11pm. This festival, booked and organized primarily by volunteers under 19, will be alcohol and smoke free and will be open to people of all ages.

The festival will feature bands from throughout Illinois and Michigan: Missing the Point, Jiggsaw, Ryefieldcrane, New Grenada, The Trembling, Failed Resistance, Missing in Action, Vice Dolls, MJ Walker and Fictive Kin, Rory Miller, Ripley Caine, Jaik Willis, Gabe Rosen, Finite Element, Darrin Drda's Theory Of Everything, and Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch. Music will be featured on a rock stage in the Channing-Murray Chapel and an acoustic stage in the Red Herring Vegetarian Restraunt downstairs. Food will be served during the festival by The Red Herring Vegetarian Restraunt.

Organizing for All Ages fest has been spearheaded and coordinated by Zoe Swords, age 14. Zoe has been involved with the IMC Shows group for over a year. Through her involvement with the IMC she and several of her peers have learned how to run a PA sound board and how to book and promote concerts.

Until May 2003, the IMC Shows Group had a musical venue space of its own in downtown Urbana. The group booked hundreds of shows during the year that space was open. All of them were all ages and featured nationally touring and local independent music. That space had to be closed due to building code issues. Since May, the IMC Shows Group has continued to book all ages shows at the Channing-Murray foundation and other local venues.

In August 2003, the IMC Shows Group held a very successful fundraiser at The Canopy Club with 16 bands and 2 feature films. Over $1600 were raised at this event to support the ongoing efforts of the IMC Shows Group and the IMC Capital Campaign. Because many young people were unable to attend IMCfest because it was held at a bar, All Ages Fest is being organized with support in part from the funds raised at IMCfest.

The IMC Capital Campaign seeks to raise $100,000 for the purchase of a permanent home for the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. Such a building purchase would be the first step towards creating a permanent downtown all ages independent music and theatrical performance space, art gallery, multimedia production facility, and cultural resource center. To date the IMC has raised over $42,000 towards this goal.

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the Urbana-Champaign area. We are dedicated to addressing issues that the mainstream media neglects and we do not conceal our politics behind a false objectivity. We will empower people to "become the media" by providing democratic access to available technologies and information.

Related URLs:
IMC Shows Group - http://shows.ucimc.org
IMC Capital Campaign - http://capital.ucimc.org
Missing the Point - http://www.missingthepoint.com
Ryefieldcrane - http://www.ryefieldcrane.com
The Trembling - http://www.topqualityrockandroll.com/trembling.html
Vice Dolls - http://www.angelfire.com/punk2/vicedolls/thevicedolls.html
Ripley Caine - http://www.ripleycaine.com
Aerin Tedesco & Andrea Bunch - http://www.aerintedesco.com/

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