Saturday November 10th - DIY Touring Workshop at 5pm - Acoustic Show at 6:30pm
This workshop/performance is for anyone who is interested in the possibility of DIY (Do It Yourself) Touring. Although we hope that many high school aged folks will attend, the information and activities are for people of all ages.
During the workshop we will explore the differences between Fame and Family, the ephemeral promise of the ultimate American Dream: for everyone to know who you are and love you/your art and what you can actually experience as a traveling artist: a concrete connection with people in a real space and in real time that often nurtures the soul in unexpected ways. In other words, DIY Touring can help artists decrease their FOMO and increase their sense of purpose and connection to the world.
We will also talk about the actual nuts and bolts of booking and playing a show out of town. Where do you start? What do you need? How should you behave at the show? By the end of the workshop we hope that participants will have a sense of what DIY Touring can be both emotionally and career-wise and also know how to start booking and playing their first out of town gigs. - This is a FREE EVENT - Donations appreciated to support our Artists.
There will be a 40/50 minute acoustic performance to follow the workshop by When Particles Collide
More info on the Workshop presenter:
Sasha G. Alcott grew up in Bangor Maine, studied Chemistry at Cornell University, and fell in love with rock ‘n roll during the riot grrrl movement of the early/mid 90’s. Sasha taught high school chemistry and played in bands from 1995-2016. In the summer of 2016 she and her husband Chris Viner, bought a van, left their jobs and have been DIY Touring the US and Canada under the name When Particles Collide ever since. They rack up over 200 shows per year and are continuously humbled by the grace and generosity of people they meet along the way.