Come be part of the live audience for the Belfast Creative Coalition’s first INSPIRE-A-THON, an old-fashioned telethon that will be broadcast live over BCTV2 and streamed live over the internet from Troy Howard Middle School stage on Sunday, September 28th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Co-hosts Chris Quimby and John Burstein will be coordinating all the action of the live performances, while the 2014 Cultivate Preview Party will be happening in the school’s gymnasium and an animal exhibit with horse rides on the grounds. SEE SCHEDULE BELOW!
Many of you remember what fun it was to see kids, grand-kids, colleagues and neighbors share their talent live from a local TV station’s studios to support a worthy cause. Before the big celebrities, before the national sponsorships, it was all about showcasing the skills, inventiveness and abilities within one’s own community. This time, live operators will be taking pledges through the bank of cell phones.
As a live audience member enjoy comedians, musicians, poets, martial arts, fashion yoga, mimes, fencing, dancers, and visual artists. Brief video segments will be interspersed between the live, on-stage performances. Visit the Art Table, pet a llama and enjoy samples of fine art, handmade products and homegrown food at the Cultivate Preview Party. Prizes will be given out through out the day – so stick around!
To that end, the INSPIRE-A-THON will be an all-encompassing event: a showcase for local talent, a preview of the 2014 Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm and Arts Trail in October, and to serve as a membership fundraising drive for the Coalition. For more information go to BelfastCreativeCoalition.org or email info@belfastcreativecoalition.
RSVP on BCC Facebook – Inspire-a-thon Event
INSPIRE-A-THON SCHEDULE OF PERFORMERS
Sound checks available from 2-3:30 pm Saturday at Troy Howard. Recommended but not mandatory.
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
- Kimberly Callas and Bre Bebb, vocal and ukulele
- Jeff Densmore and Zeke Ventura, banjo and drums
- Cultivate Video
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Midcoast Actors’ Studio, Plaza Suite
- Jacob Callas, piano
- Cultivate Preview Party from Troy Howard Gymnasium
- Ace Tones, Alan Crichton, Willy Crichton and Ethan Andrews
- Cultivate Video David Jacobson
- Katie Tranzillo and friends Swing Dancing
- Josh Kauppila and Toussaint St. Negritude, poets
- Holistic Hoola Hooping
- Cultivate Video Waterfall Arts Montville location
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
- Downeast Fencing Demonstration
- Cultivate Preview Party
- Joshua Chun, piano
- Kathryn Robyn poet
- Cultivate Video Eric Leppanen artist
- Myles Kelley and Jason Pierce keyboard and electric guitar
- Scot Cannon
- Chris Giddings, original songs
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Sarah Brand-New, yoga and fashion
- Cultivate Video Jeff Barrett Whistling Bird Designs
- Village of Spaces Dan Beckman, Bob New, Amy Moon
- Bridget Matros, songwriter and singer
- Guest Interview
- Emily Rowden Fournier and Lyn Rowden, Recycled Shakespeare
- Dave and Fran Mussey, duet
- Belfast Dance Studio Youth Tap Class
- Cultivate Video Good Karma Farm
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
- Marsh River Theater Teen Actors “Othello Rap”
- Judi Erickson and Lincoln Blake vocal and piano
- Belfast Bay Fiddlers
- Chrissy Fowler calling for Community Dance
This schedule is subject to change.
Thank you to our funders and sponsors and partners: Troy Howard Middle School. With great appreciation to the middle school and RSU20 administration for their cooperation, generosity and flexibility in allowing BCC to use the facility to its fullest extent.
Thank you to our media sponsor: Courier Publications
Inspire-a-thon: Camden National Bank (Children’s Art Table), Unity Foundation (marketing), Seeger Solutions Photography, Ned Lightner, Chris Quimby I-Cracked, Composer Patricia Dirlam, Leaky Boots Band
Cultivate: Cultivate has been made possible by grants through the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Community Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, The Maine Farmland Trust, The Quimby Foundation, Waldo County Commissioners Office and the City of Belfast.
This is BCC’s first effort at a telethon-style fundraiser and membership drive and it takes many talents, energies and time to pull this together. Without the support of the BCC Board, the Organization and Marketing Committees and so many community supporters, this would not be possible. Executive Director Kimberly Callas and Inspire-a-thon Coordinator Elaine Bielenberg extend their appreciation to the performers, the emcees, and the many volunteers who gave so willingly of their time before, during and after the event.