ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS: BTS FEST I – PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT SPECIAL
A. LIVE BTS MUSIC FEST – SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013 – Broad Street Ministry – Center City Philadelphia
B. ART INSTALLATIONS SHOW and Adoption Wall – MAY 9 – JULY 10 – Grindcore House – South Philadelphia curated by Ryann Casey
The first annual Blow The Scene Fest, ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS (in conjunction with R5 and Philly Hardcore Shows) will take place at Philadelphia’s Broad Street Ministry in center city on June 29th, 2013 and will benefit Philadelphia’s largest no-kill animal rescue organization, P.A.W.S..
Dubbed Artists For Animals, this show marks Blow The Scene‘s first in a planned series of annual showcases, with band announcements and line-up details for the the June 29, 2013 show forthcoming in April. The fest will conclude a 2-month visual arts drive and adoption wall curated by Philadelphia-local and Richard Stockton College art professor, Ryann Casey. Casey and her team will be transforming one of South Philly’s best vegan eateriers and art space, Grindcore House, May 9th through July 10th.
Blow The Scene has had the pleasure of linking up with Casey for two previous artist benefit drives including Empty Night Skies; Artists Unite to Help Dying Bat Population and Countdown To (En)Danger: A Show To Benefit The World Wildlife Fund.
Blow The Scene Editor and Chief Joshua T. Cohen commented, “When Ryann asked me if we wanted to be part of this new P.A.W.S. benefit drive, we jumped at the opportunity. P.A.W.S. is an organization we know well and Ryann’s commitment to environmental issues is inspiring, not to mention her glass installations and artworks are breathtaking. I’ve been saying to my friends at Philly Hardcore Shows and R5 that I’ve wanted to put together a small fest for a few years. Once we got them on board as well, we knew this would be the perfect way to punctuate Ryann’s efforts with a banger of show featuring bands you don’t see in Philly often. This is going to be great for our readers as well, as we’ll be doing loads of fun give-aways and featuring exclusive content on all of the participating artists and musicians you won’t find anywhere else.”
CALLING ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: SUBMIT YOUR ART BEFORE MAY 4:
Dozens of artists from around the world have already been confirmed and Ryann and her team are still accepting art!
The art installations will be on display at Grindcore House in South Philadelphia from May 9th to July 10th, with an opening reception on Friday May 10th. The work can be in any medium and can be anything related to dogs, cats, or P.A.W.S. Functional, such as t-shirts, cards, and totes are also welcome. Proceeds from the art wil go to P.A.W.S.
If you are interested in participating in the art show, contact Ryann Casey at RyannCasey@hotmail.com with samples or links to your most recent work before April 12th. All participating artists will be notified by email and all artwork should be ready to hang by no later than May 4th.
JUNE 29 BTS FEST I SHOW – BANDS – READERS – VENDORS – NON-PROFIT GROUPS – SPONSORS
SHOW / BSM / R5 / Philly Hardcore Shows – Show is happening at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia’s Center City district. We are incredibly pleased to be hosting this event at BSM. This gigangic show space is also home to group of community organizers that provide a series of under-funded and much needed services to the community on a daily basis. BSM has seen many a legendary show at hands of Philly Harcore Shows and R5 Productions and we are beyond pleased to have their support for this event. R5 Productions is Philadelphia’s premiere booking group hosting shows throughout the city’s vast network of venues with unparalleled dedication. Philly Hardcore Shows is run by Philly hardcore scene patriarch and This Is Hardcore Fest founder, Joe “Hardcore” McKay in tandem with R5. McKay and his booking team specialize in niche hardcore shows that see all sub genres and die hard fans represented. We could not be happier to be working with these booking teams to bring you one of the best shows of the year and benefit for our four-legged friends
BTS READERS – We know not all of you will be able to travel from the 182 countries that Blow The Scene currently receives viewers from. BUT, what you will get, is exclusive interviews, features, pictures, giveaways and more from the artists selected for Blow The Scene Fest, ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS.
SPONSORS – All parties involved are donating their efforts so 100% of proceeds can go to P.A.W.S. That being said- Sponsors are welcome and encouraged! Travel, setup, advertising, shipping, organizing, all cost money. Sponsors allow us to pay for all of the needed expenses while funneling 100% of proceeds to P.A.W.S. Anyone interested in donating to can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or donate through out Kickstarter campaign we are launching next week.
VENDORS – Vendors are welcome. Table space will be provided for local record distros, art displays, and more during the June 29th music fest. Space will be available for a small donation to our P.A.W.S. charity. Contact email@example.com for more info.
BANDS – We have hand-selected this years line-up and ur currently working out logistics. We are not giving anything away, but rest assured, if you dig the bands we cover on the mag, you won’t be disappointed. Bands will be announced in April.
DONATIONS – General donations are also welcome on any level. We wil have multi avenues for donation and pet adoptions next week and we’ll be sweeting the pot with awesome and exclusive giveaways and donation packages via our Kickstarter campaign launching next week.
More on P.A.W.S.
There are more than 30,000 homeless, abandoned, and unwanted dogs and cats that enter the Philadelphia’s animal control shelter each year. And roughly four in ten of them (estimated to 12,000 pets every year) never make it out alive.
PAWS is the city’s largest no-kill shelter and operates a high-volume, low-cost clinic serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. PAWS is one of the few organizations in the city whose purpose is to not only find healthy and happy homes for thousands of animals but also to provide reasonable care for our city’s pet companions.
Click HERE for more info on P.A.W.S.