This show happening, Saturday, January 22, 2012 @ Van Gogh’s Ear is on our site but I thought that it deserved a special mention for three reasons. The first one being that is for a really good cause, or causes. I’m just going to quote the Facebook page here and add some links because I can.
” 100 Mile Riot is an all-day, all-night festival celebrating the amazing diversity of talent of woman-identified people from Guelph and surrounding area. The festival is a fundraiser for the local Women in Crisis Centre as well as a revolutionary national program in Haiti, lead by a coalition of women activists, that is addressing sexual violence through art, advocacy, safe shelter, and legal services. This festival will be organized in collaboration with the V-Day campaign, which was started by activist Eve Ensler. V-Day has raised over $60 million and distributed the funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls through yearlong events such as this festival and culminating performances of The Vagina Monologues and MMRP (A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer).”
So there is one reason to support this Saturday. The second reason is (and I pulled all these links myself to make sure I got the best ones possible) the music is amazing! If I had another two hours I’d post every Twitter, Facebook, CBC Radio 3, etc. link I could for these bands and solo performers. Here’s the list! Sheezer, Rouge, Jenny Omnichord, Olenka & The Autumn Lovers, The Folk, Sarah Mangle, D Eve Archer, Ariadne’s Thread, Amy Bronson, Nabi Loney, DJ Jungle Cat, DJ Madam D, and Meme Smith. That should keep us beautifully entertained for eleven hours!
The third and final reason to come to the 100 Mile Riot is the price. Tickets are ONLY $12! Having seen some of these artists live already and listening to some of there links I’ve posted here, you really can’t go wrong.
So grab your tickets for Saturday, January 22, 2012 at The Cornerstone, University Centre #217, and ticketbreak.com. This event runs all day so you really have no excuse. If you live out of town it’s worth the drive in. 3pm start! All Ages until 9pm. 19+ 9 pm- 2 am. Thanks to V-Day Guelph and Fortnight Music for organizing this event and I hope to see everyone at Van Gogh’s Ear!