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BLIND BABY'S HOLIDAY :: THIS WEEKEND
Posted August 07, 2008
BLIND BABY'S HOLIDAY :: THIS WEEKEND
The 15th Annual Blind Baby's Holiday Music/Arts Festival will be taking place once again at Freedom Park on Drum Rd. in Hartland, NY, on August 7-10 (For directions from mapquest, enter Drum Rd, Middleport , NY)

The diverse lineup of awesome bands will be headlined by our old friends Smackdab, and Sleeping Giant.

The band lineup also includes super-heavy Central N.Y. dub sounds from Roots Collider, original funk/soul with incredible songwriting and keyboard tricks from The Macro Meltdown , and always changing / always interesting grooves from western NY'ers On The Sly and Headie Lemar, as well as a bunch of other good ones.

Tickets are $40 at the gate.

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Christopher Bell :: American Hero
Posted August 02, 2008
Christopher Bell :: American Hero
Jamestown based singer / songwriter, and AAAlliance member Chris Bell is currently in the middle of a 6 week tour playing coffeeshops throughout Upstate New York on his way to the city. this would normally not be a very big event in the national media, because Chris Bell has toured all over the continental US playing coffeeshops.

However this particular tour has been featured in both The N.Y. Times and on NPR, because Mr. Bell is touring Upstate New York from Buffalo to NYC by canoe. He is alone, with his instruments in his boat in dry bags. He chose this method of touring as a response to high gas prices, equipped with the knowledge that 75% of the population of Upstate NY lives within 25 miles of the canal.

Rumor has it that he will be featured on CBS news some time this week. Chris Bell will be back in Jamestown, if everything goes according to plan, to play a set for the Local Music Showcase downtown on September 6th. The AAAlliance will be there to welcome him home. Our hats are off to you Chris.

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Call For Artists :: Western NY State
Posted July 28, 2008
Call For Artists :: Western NY State
We still have room for several AAAlliance Member Artists to participate in 3 different shows in August and early September in Western NY.

- The long weekend of August 7-10 is the 15th Annual Blind Baby's Holiday in Hartland, NY.

- Saturday August 30 we'll be having another one-day outdoor showcase at J.C.C. College Park in Jamestown, NY, with our Mobile gallery Tent, and several great bands from the area.

- The Weekend of September 5-7 will be the Chautauqua Region Word's Local Music Showcase to benefit the Infinity program in Downtown Jamestown. The AAAlliance will have a group show hanging in the Reg. Studio Theatre, which is one of the main performance venues for bands during the weekend.

Any Member Artists who can be in WNY to hang work for any of these dates is invited to get involved and get some exposure for themselves at these incredible events, which will all feature live music by great bands from the Region that gave birth to the Active Artists Alliance. Contact Us.

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Reminder :: Blind Baby's Holiday :: Aug 7-10
Posted July 25, 2008
Reminder :: Blind Baby's Holiday :: Aug 7-10
The 15th Annual Blind Baby's Holiday Music/Arts Festival will be taking place once again at Freedom Park on Drum Rd. in Hartland, NY.

The diverse lineup of awesome bands will be headlined by our old friends Smackdab, and Sleeping Giant.

The band lineup also includes super-heavy Central N.Y. dub sounds from Roots Collider, original funk/soul with incredible songwriting and keyboard tricks from The Macro Meltdown , and always changing / always interesting grooves from western NY'ers On The Sly and Headie Lemar, as well as a bunch of other good ones.

Tickets are $30 presale and $40 at the gate. Presale Tickets are available at the following locations: Lockport NY - The Daily Grind and Herbal Magick - Buffalo NY - Madd Grafix Tattoo and Terrapin Station - Middleport NY - The Three Eyed Cat - Brockport NY - Go Ask Alice - Rochester NY - Skye High - Syracuse NY - Super Kind Imports - Erie Pa. - Grasshopper.

The Golden Ticket policy is almost sold out but still in effect - If you purchase 3 tickets from mail order only prior to August 1st, they will send you the fourth ticket for free.

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Fleshpot Festival CANCELLED.
Posted July 24, 2008
For the second year in a row, uncontrollable circumstances have caused the Fleshpot Festival to be called off. The fleshpot team has expressed their sincere apologies to everyone who was planning on being involved or attending.

All AAAlliance Artists who were planning on attending Fleshpot should join us at the 15th Annual Blind Baby's Holiday the following weekend.

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