WOW, that was FUN
I need to start out by thanking all the artists, venues, sponsors, comedians, volunteers, stage crew, video crew, performers, venue staff and music fans. Pretty much a big thank you goes out to EVERYONE. The hard work was certainly worth it and it only took a pot of coffee and a handful of ibuprofen to get me back to work this morning...errr....afternoon.
Look for the Official Post Festival Video from Weatherbull (official festival video crew) to come soon. Those guys worked their butts off all weekend long and they fought their way through aches, pains and hangovers. I can't wait to see what they put together because the Weatherbull team has some serious talent on their roster. Make sure to check out the video on the main page while you wait for their new one.
T-shirts sold FAST and we ran a little short on certain sizes. We are looking to do a second printing to make sure that everyone that wanted a shirt can get one. Please message Ben Vosters (ETPmanagement@gmail.com) with the size(s) you desire, email and phone number and we will get you in high fashion right away.
There are also a few prints left for sale. ALL purchases come with a bonus wristband. T-shirts and Prints are $10 each. A portion of the print sales go to Matt Braun (official festival artist) for designing the original image.
We are already working hard on next years festival and smaller events all year long. Expansion Theory Productions has grown in a big way and your support all weekend long was greatly appreciated. Now it's time to completely reface the Expansion Theory Home Page and continue with the positive forward momentum all year long. Thanks again for a great weekend Oshkosh.
Friday = More Fun
After the success and fun of last night it's time to amp things up a little bit. The festival grows from 8 venues to 15. In addition to more diverse and original music there are Interactive Improvisational Comedy Shows at The Backlot Comedy House and Classic Cinema at Time Community Theater.
Don't know what is going on? Bookmark the schedule app link in your phone or pick up a brochure with a map of the venues, schedule and more.
Festival merchandise is available starting tonight at Peabody's and Becket's tonight. Get to the The Magnet at the Farmer's Market on Saturday Morning from 8am - Noon as well. T-shirts, Limited Edition Numbered and Signed Prints and Wristbands.
We mentioned that there were going to be some collaborations this weekend. Tonight features Derill Pounds with The Traveling Suitcase, Joe Marcinek with Phocus Reggae and an uber special Jam session with members of Phocus, Fresh Hops, Jam Funk All Stars and festival creator Benny Pockets. Get down to The Sideyard at Peabody's for Rob Anthony at 5pm before Fresh Hops Funk All-Stars: The Plaid Seahorse Edition gets nasty with the jams.
There are some serious players in the local music scene performing tonight. Don't miss any of the fun the we have to offer.
Thank you for supporting Main Street Music Festival. I'll check back in with you amazing people tomorrow morning.