My friend Guy Moore (of the WAIF 88.3 Rockin' and Surfin' Show, Saturday nites from 6 to 8 pm)and my wife Beth and I (Kokopelli Stages) would like to invite you to CINCINNATI SURF EXPLOSION 2. This will take place on Friday, September 19th on the stage of the beautiful and spacious venue (not a bar) MEMORIAL HALL which is next to MUSIC HALL on Elm Street in Cincinnati, OH.
Not unlike our last production (Cincinnati Surf Explosion 1, held back in May 2008 at the Southgate House) we are going all out to bring the finest talent and a great stage production. We are even having this event recorded by Kurtis Heinrich of One Night on Earth Mobile Recording. We want to video tape it as well. We will be projecting surfing images onto a 12 foot projection hoop with colored lighting while the bands are playing. There will be hula and Polynesian fire dancers. Downstairs there will be a small (with intention to grow) village of tiki artifacts, custom culture and rockabilly stuff along with unusual merchandising and food and drink. Sure you will be able to get a beer as Budweiser Light is one of the SPONSORS along with Cincinnati City Beat free press.
That said; there are three bands on the bill this time, not 5 like last. They are: the wonderful Double Crown recording artists the MADEIRA, whose third CD just came out in June. They will be crowning the show. From Atlanta, Georgia is a wonderful group the SURGE. Opening the event will be DON"T FEAR THE REVERB (my band).
The SURFIN' TIKI BANDITS (comprised of myself on 12 string acoustic guitar and Ron White of the MALADROITS playing acoustic lead 6 string guitar) will be doing the pre-show in the DOWNSTAIRS part of the parlor. We play acoustic surf (with a little reverb).
I NEED YOUR HELP because you probably know me (or you are a friend of a friend) somehow and I NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT that this event is so very special and cool. I need people to forward this email to as many buddies as you can. Put your own introductory greeting on it so your friends know this is on the level. I will also have posters and handbills to be passed out in small quantities. Sure, it is all-volunteer, but I will describe some logic below. I also need more vendors (see our site for more information: www.kokopellistages.com) and people to help work the Kokopelli Stages booth (paid positions). So if you can do a little, good, or if you can do a lot, also very good. Try to email this whole correspondence to 400 of your best friends or music contacts.
Poster art was designed by Maurice Mattei (who also has a band and a great web site)
My pal RAY K. HENRY of the MEMORIAL HALL has presented Kokopelli Stages with the idea that this kind of local music concert facility can work for all of the concerned music acts in this area. MEANING that: if we can be successful making this well-attended event work, we can do it more often and with other interesting artists. Remember the Fillmore, Black Dome and Ludlow Garage and the Association of Performing and Recording Artists and others?? United we stand, divided we fall. So help out now and become part of the team that makes things like this event a practical reccurring reality.