Events and Press

Summer Celebration
August 30, 2008
This years' Summer Celebration was the 4th show we've done at JCC Park over the past 3 yrs, and it was the FIRST TIME that we had nice weather for the entire day. This time around we added a few more bands, and had a few more people turn out, making this the biggest outdoor show we've had yet. It was an absolutely perfect day in the park with little kids and dogs running around, bigger kids catching frogs and crayfish in the creek, and the grown folks rocking out with 8 bands, food from the grill, and fresh Harvest Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Co. Our friends from Labyrinth Press Company were also on hand, serving good coffee right when we needed it, and once again donating all of their profits from the day to the AAAlliance. Of course, [...]

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Summer Celebration
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2008 Spring Showcase
May 17, 2008
The AAAlliance Spring Showcase in Jamestown, NY was once again greeted by rainy weather, as well as spirits that once again refused to be dampened. This years' event marked the best turnout and the hardest rain yet for one of our 100 acre lot shows. The live music was provided by Sleeping Giant from Rochester, NY, The Global Village Idiots from Buffalo, Milking Large Mammals from Watertown, NY, and Cindy Haight and Smackdab from Jamestown, NY. New visual works were on display from long-time AAAlliance collaborators and new members alike, including Dave Grice, Kim Babnick, Bill Thomas, Erin Pickering, Steve Badgely, Jay Peck, and James Bliss. The flyer was designed by Nathan Long. This year's showcase was the first AAAlliance event for whi[...]

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2008 Spring Showcase
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2008 Music Appreciation Day
May 9, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Music Appreciation Day 2008 took place on a beautiful plot of land in South Dayton, NY, during a perfect weekend. There was tons of room in the woods for camping, and plenty of parking which was nice and close to the camping. There were two different small stages, a pond where people were fishing and passing bottles of wine, and a REALLY strong, diverse lineup of bands hailing mainly from Western and Central, NY. The lineup included On The Sly, The Macro Meltdown, The Secret Stash, Headie Lemar, New Clear Fusion, and Ska/Funk from To The 9's, who had people talking all weekend, specifically about their cover of Warren G's "Regulators". This festival was also the first 2008 appearance of the AAAlliance Mobile Gallery Tent, with a one-man sh[...]

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2008 Music Appreciation Day
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