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March 10, 2012


Entertainment & Style


Bristerfest 2012

The second annual Brister Street Music Festival, also known as Bristerfest, wants you to join their multi-genre lineup of over 30 performing acts including FreeWorld, Devil Train, Los Cantadores, Ghost Town Blues Band, and more! Taking place at the beginning of summer at the historic Levitt Shell in the heart of (Memphis, TN) On Location: MEMPHIS fest Midtown, Overton Park, the purpose of Bristerfest is to foster and celebrate the local passes are now on sale via their website Two classes music culture in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival partners with GrowMemphis, a local 501(c)3 non-profit, to assist in their environmental initiative to contribute to of passes are available. The All-Access Pass is $60.00 and gains sustainability. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the holder admittance to all films, music GrowMemphis in order to build and support urban community gardens to ensure all events, parties, panels and workshops Memphians have access to fresh, healthy, and local food. This gives Memphians the during the fest which will be held at sev- ability and resources to grow food, promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle eral Malco Theatres around the city April and city. 19-22, 2012. Purchasers will need to print ReverbNation Slots Guaranteed: At least one. Brister Street Productions created Brister Street Music Festival, a.k.a. Bristerfest, out the receipt at the time of purchase on the website and present it at the On to enhance and celebrate the local music culture. Bristerfest occurs at the legendary Location: MEMPHIS table during the fest outdoor Shell in Overton Park, where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead to pick up their pass. Their pass will be and the Allman Brothers, among others, have performed. required to get tickets and to gain entry About GrowMemphis In 2001, Alcine Arnett, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-South Peace into the events which will be held at variand Justice Center, proposed to start a community garden in the Orange Mound neighous venues throughout the city. The Weekend Pass is $30 and covers films borhood where she lived. Ms. Arnett was concerned by the growing rift between neighbeing shown at the Malco Ridgeway 4 on borhood youth and senior citizens. Young people had little respect for their elders, Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April and seniors lived in increasing fear of young people. The generations had become 22nd. Weekend Passes can only be claimed estranged. Ms. Arnett saw the garden as a way to reconnect the youth and seniors by on those two days, and, once again, a re- capitalizing on the experience and gardening know-how of the older generation, and ceipt will be needed to pick up the pass. the energy and enthusiasm of the younger generation. GrowMemphis was founded in 2007 with community gardening projects in HollyPasses will also be available for purchase wood-Springdale and South Memphis. These organic community gardens would proon site during the fest, with weekend vide a source of healthy food in neighborhoods, turning vacant lots into thriving cenpasses available for purchase only on that ters of community. weekend. Since then, GrowMemphis has expanded by leaps and bounds to include new partThe list of over 100 films being screened can be seen on their website; show times ner garden projects throughout Memphis, and currently has 27 member garden projects. are still being finalized. Music perfor- While expanding the number of community gardens, GrowMemphis was also expandmances, parties, panels and workshops are ing in scope. In early 2010, GrowMemphis began convening a working group for the being finalized, and the schedule will be formation of a food policy council for Memphis and Shelby County. posted as soon as the events are con- Opportunity Overview Event Dates: April 28-29, 2012 firmed. On Location: MEMPHIS’s mission is to ad- Location: Memphis, TN vance, educate and inspire filmmakers, Genres Accepted: Alternative, Blues, students, and professionals in the cinema Christian/Gospel, Classical, Comedy, arts; to connect the regional audience to Country, DJ, Electronica, Folk, Jazz, the work of local and global filmmakers; Latin, Other, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, and to collaborate with other organiza- Reggae, Americana, Bluegrass, 361 N. Royal St. tions to strengthen the film community Childrens, Dance, Indie, Jam, Singer Jackson, TN and the economic development of Mem- Songwriter, and World phis. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit orga- Submission Fee: None 731-423-0383 nization that survives on sponsorships, Submissions Close: April 1, 2012 donations and grants. To Advertise Here Email:


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