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Greeley Park gears up for second Music and Film Festival
Thursday, May 20, 2010
People in the Greater Nashua area are in for a real artistic treat this summer. On Saturday, June 19 Community Events and LiveMusicNE will present the second annual Greeley Park Music and Film Festival.
The festival, back by popular demand, will feature 12 local bands and about 10 short videos and documentaries. The films will be projected on a 40-foot inflatable movie screen provided by the event’s producer, Chris Malloy, owner of Community Events and LiveMusicNE.
Sounds from local bands will fill the air from 3pm-9pm and from 9pm-10:30pm the big screen will light up the sky.
Musical acts slated for the event include Michael Bernier and the Uprising, Life on Hold, Matt Jackson, George Brown Band, Beneath the Sheets, Brian Richard, Zac Benton, Jackson Wetherbee, RedFish BlueFish, and Green Apple Ghost. More information on the bands as well as song samples can be found on the Festival’s website at greeleypark.com/music.
The Festival is currently seeking film submissions that are under 20 minutes and can include music videos, documentaries and films of any genre. Film makers are encouraged to submit their films to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other highlights for this year’s festival are the fun workshops, parties and music jams leading up to the big event on June 19. On Wednesday, June 16 there will be a kick off party and acoustic jam event at Fody’s Tavern in Nashua. Other jam sessions and parties are being scheduled at other downtown Nashua restaurants and bars.
Workshops leading up to the Festival include a music industry workshop, film production workshop and children in entertainment workshop. Details and dates are still being finalized for these three workshops. The music workshop looks especially interesting as it focuses on how to copyright music, a meet and greet with venue owners and booking agents, learning how to market your band and an opportunity to meet local radio personalities.
“We created this event last year, and people really responded, this year we have expanded the event to include double the bands, three times more films, additional forms of art, and the graffiti wall.” Malloy said.
This year the Festival will feature an Urban Art/Graffiti wall to be run by Souhegan High School group “Urban ABC’s” who teach an extracurricular course on urban art, and who have lead cleanups of illegal graffiti in the Nashua area.
The Parks Department is also excited for the event. Parks Program Director Tom Dwane says “The Urban Art wall, at the Greeley Park Music and Film Festival will give these young leaders of the art community, a chance to showcase but their community work, and their art, we are excited to have this event be part of the festival!”