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#401758 - 03/16/06 05:31 PM Flying Pig Marathon, solo artists and bands needed  
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Cincy Atists, I received this email from Kyle at Game Day Communications.
Am passing it on in case someone is interested in participating in this event.

Regards, Liz (Zz) Zorn.......


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Hi Liz,

Flying Pig Marathon is seeking entertainment acts to perform for free during the May 7 race. The acts would set up at various sights along the course to entertain spectators and runners. Times will be determined.

Organizers are seeking local bands, high school bands and cheerleaders, as well as other forms of live entertainment to volunteer their talents. The acts would set up along the 26.2 mile course that runs through downtown Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, Columbia Tusculum, East End, Mariemont, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Linwood, Mt. Adams, East Walnut Hills, and Walnut Hills.

Performers will receive media exposure in return for volunteering their talents. Acts will have their names listed on the Flying Pig Marathon website, announced during the race, and be recognized in the spectator guide that will be distributed to 50,000 people.

If interested,
The event is on May 7th, from 7-11 A.M. As your aware there is no pay but much exposure(over 50,000 runners), and your time


slot will be from 1.5-2 hours. There is no equipment provided, and we have power from local businesses. Also, can you play acoustically if needed. Also, we need a contact name, address, phone number and email we can reach you at, send all info to shumateky@nku.edu If interested, we will contact you in a few weeks to let you know the location your playing at.


Thanks,

Kyle Shumate

Game Day Communications

#401759 - 03/24/06 06:06 AM Re: Flying Pig Marathon, solo artists and bands needed  
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I got it yesterday. Someone else wanting something for nothing. I just blew off the Westsde Streetfest {2 years in a row} for the same reason.

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#401760 - 07/09/06 01:44 AM Re: Flying Pig Marathon, solo artists and bands needed  
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I'm behind bc on this one. Normally, I try to stay clear of negative, political stuff and just play music, but my group, Vic Daniels Quartet, played the FPM a few years ago and we got a fraction of the publicity we were promised, and we had to nag for that. We also did the Thanksgiving day race and had to beg for mention on the web site.
Not only that, the music was not even remotely appreciated.

Music in the Cinci area is so under appreciated a person almost has to give it away to even be heard.

My two cents.


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