And we did it!

Congratulations, my friends.  You got the Touring Music Collective to 250 votes in the http://missionsmallbusiness.com grant project!   We are now officially in the running for a $250,000 grant, thanks to your kind efforts.  
If you haven't voted yet, you can still do so until June 30th by going to the Mission Small Business website, logging in with a facebook account (either yours or friends'), and searching for "Touring Music" under business name (base location Redmond, Washington.)   
I am thinking that some extra votes certainly won't hurt our chances of getting the application noticed... especially if we could get up to 500 or so, since very, very few entries have managed to get over 400.

The coolest opportunity I've had all year...

Hello, my friends.  I got a gentle reminder to post this to LJ, since not everyone is on FB... 

Our little music collective has applied for a $250,000 grant, and you can help us qualify for it.

I just need 250 votes in the system at http://missionsmallbusiness.com to get into the running, but I think a few extra votes would show them just how much this could affect our little Touring Music Collective ( Sj TuckerHeather DaleAlexander James Adams, Marian CallWendy Rule, Tricky Pixie, GB Mojo, The Traveling Fates, and maybe a little help for Frenchy and the Punk.) Like, vote, then share this link, spread the word.

How do you vote for us?  Go to  http://missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with a facebook account, then search for "Touring Music" in the "Business Name" field.  You shouldn't need a city or state, but I used our office address in Redmond, Washington as the base location.  That might help if it doesn't come up with a basic search for some reason.

If you don't have a facebook account, you can help spread the word by asking friends and family to vote on your behalf.

All votes must be in by June 30th.  That's only a few days away.


SJ Tucker's music video hits the top 100!

Great news! We've made a splash on youTube with SJ Tucker's new music video. We cracked the top one-hundred today for music favorites.

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9wM81WgS0

We stand a real chance of getting bonus youtube coverage if we get enough hits in the next couple hours. Please help us spread the word and get this thing going viral. Facebook, twitter, LJ, myspace, and all the other social tools can help us bring up the view counter.

Thank you all for your help.

From a fan of StrowlerFest - as a message to the world

This is from one of our core folk in St. Louis, who wanted me to post where everyone could see it:


I live in Colorado.  On the far side of Colorado, in fact.
Nonetheless, I drove 16 hours each way to go to StrowlerFest. 
While I was there, I:
. . . volunteered non-stop
. . . did a lot of massage
. . . danced my feet into little stubs
. . . spun poi
. . . attended workshops
. . . made amazing new friends
. . . was introduced to magnificent artists I wasn't familiar with before
. . . dressed to the nines and received lovely compliments for it
. . . witnessed Muppet burlesque
. . . drank homemade mead from a horn (really!)
. . . slept little, but didn't get sick!
And you know what?
I had such a good time I'm doing it again.
Yes.  I'm coming to Boston for StrowlerCon.
You should too.

Seeking general volunteers for StrowlerCon

 We are seeking volunteers for StrowlerCon in Boston! If you would like to help us produce and manage this event, scheduled for October 8-10, 2010 (Columbus Day Weekend) please visit this link: http://bit.ly/cqFRp3

We have several levels of rewards in exchange for volunteer work, including discounted or fully refunded admission, access to the VIP hospitality suite for snacks and food, a potential invite to an exclusive VIP gathering at the event, and even full meals for the truly dedicated volunteers.

We are also working on a program to help figure out transportation, crash space, and room sharing within the hotel, so that our volunteers can save money on accommodations. If you are interested in any of these things, or have special needs, please let us know here: http://bit.ly/cqFRp3

[... edit... added event dates]

SNAFU Update for StrowlerCon Boston

We just figured out that the hotel registration code for StrowlerCon Boston has been broken for some time, and a lot of our folks have been unable to reserve their hotel rooms.

We now have a new hotel registration link, so it is possible to reserve your hotel rooms - which we recommend that you do right away.

Click here to reserve your room at the event hotel for StrowlerCon - Remember that it's Columbus Day holiday weekend, October 8, 9, and 10 - and we have full concerts running every night - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - and you don't want to miss any of it.

Please help me spread the word about this change, and let people know that the problem has been fixed - We don't know how long it's been broken, so we don't know how many people have been turned away.

StrowlerFest Special Announcement

StrowlerFest in St. Louis is now THREE nights of music, Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th, and Sunday the 12th of September.

Weekend passes to StrowlerFest are now $45 - but you can get 10% off of your event registration using a discount code you can find the e-mail announcement s00j  just sent out.   What, you didn't read her e-mail annoucement?  You should go do that now.   And become her fan on facebook.

We have an unbelievable lineup of music for the weekend -- in addition
to a unique opportunity to see Tricky Pixie and the Traveling Fates at
the same event -- We'd like to specially point out:

DreamTrybe is coming together for a very special reunion show,
Wendy Rule is flying in all the way from Australia, and
Sharon Knight is joining us from San Francisco,
and lots more of our amazing musical friends - find details at strowlers.com/fest

We are very, very excited about this event, and I hope that you're excited too!

We are adding daytime activities at the event hotel (open to all event
attendees), including workshops and panels on singing, juggling,
dancing, and more!

We are currently expecting contributions from St. Louis' premier
astrologer, a virtuoso vocal coach coming in all the way from Chicago,
and more workshops ranging from drumming to aromatherapy to costuming
to holistic healing.

Time is short if you'd like to stay at the hotel on site:
Westport Chalet, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146.

You have only until August 20th (this Friday) to take advantage of the block of discounted hotel rooms we've reserved for folks that will be traveling to join us for the event.

go to: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/strowlerfest
or call (314) 878-1500 or (800) 822 3535 and ask for the StrowlerFest discount rate