Well, we’ve emptied our truck and put away our stage and tents and rolled up our banners. This must mark the end of the 2011 Tree River Circus. What a circus it was! The day was full of fantastic entertainment, information and food.
I want to thank everyone who came to the Tree River Circus, as an artist, performer, volunteer or simply as an audience member. This festival, or baby circus, as some of my friends have called it, would have been much less without your participation.
If you enjoyed the show, you might be interested to know that some of our performers have shows coming up in Pittsburgh. We certainly enjoyed listening to them all, so we’re going to keep you all updated on Facebook and Twitter when they’ll be appearing again! For now, we can tell you that at least two of our performers have upcoming shows:
The Woo Hoo Band will be celebrating their record contract signing July 30th at 9pm at Bella Luna Trattoria (5060 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA). Join the fun and celebrate with this awesome Pittsburgh Band.
Socially-conscious pianist Benjamin Saalbach-Walsh of For Greater Consciousness (forgreaterconsciousness.org) will be performing a free show on Saturday, July 30th at the Gypsy Café on the South Side from 9 to 11pm. His diverse music is a combination of humor, beauty, and uplifting social commentary, and addresses topics including environmental healing, peace, procrastination, OCD, and zombies. 1330 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. 412.381.GYPSY.
Because of time limitation, we were unable to draw names for prizes. Let me assure you that we have done so, and winners will be contacted within the next day.
We are currently collecting some straggling donations for the Emergency Tree Fund. As soon as it is all collected, we will be releasing the numbers!
Again, thanks to everyone who joined us at this event. We had a rocking fun time, and we hope you did too.
May the Circus be with you,