The courageous and vigilant activists of Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) invite everyone to our Second Annual Celebration of WIRT, commemorating our second anniversary as a direct action collective and reinvigorating for another year of confronting climate change perpetrators. Between 7 pm and midnight on Friday, March 29, revel in a benefit concert provided by two solo musicians and a band, along with a home-cooked, potluck dinner and desert, beer and wine for purchase, and dozens of raffle prizes donated by community members and businesses. Please join dirty energy resisters at the 1912 Center Great Room (412 East Third Street in Moscow), for a well-deserved wild time full of spirited conversation and danceable, singable music played by these remarkable artists:
6:30 pm: Moscow Volunteer Peace Band
Depending on weather conditions, this year’s festivities will again begin with a parade converging at Friendship Square and circling through downtown Moscow to the 1912 Center. Peace is more fun than fossil fuel wars, so bring your protest signs, chants, and instruments to gather up rebellious party-goers. Check out When the Saints Go Marching In performed by the Peace Band for the 2013 Moscow Mardi Gras.
8 pm: Kelly Emo with Fiddlin’ Big Al
Playing a revitalizing mixture of American folk and socio-politically aware songs, songwriter, singer, and guitarist Kelly Emo offers listeners an enlightening, relaxing experience. Accompanied by musical guest Al Chidester, Kelly draws from his recently released first album, All in the Name of Freedom, that reflects his unique perspective on 21st century dilemmas like war and fracking. Hear Kelly’s Change the World and more.
9 pm: Dan Maher
Renowned musician Dan Maher started his folk music career as a Spokane teenager and Washington State University student. Dan shares his tremendous knowledge of this genre on his weekly, three-hour Public Radio program, Inland Folk, regionally broadcast for more than thirty decades. His rousing repertoire of traditional and contemporary, local and international folk songs performed throughout the Northwest always incites enthusiastic audience participation. Consider Dan’s story and music.
10 pm: Henry C. and the Willards
Originally formed to play for a September 2012 birthday party, this regional blues/rock band features musicians Henry Willard on guitar, dobro, and harmonica, Jeanne McHale on piano and vocals, Doug Park on bass and mandolin, Nels Peterson on drums, Terri Grzebielski on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Donna Holmes on percussion and vocals. Band members have played with Kelley Riley, Charlie Sutton, The Hot Flashes, and several other performers. View their videos.
Sharon Cousins and Josh Yeidel
Core WIRT eco-activists Sharon and Josh will make a special musical appearance, like at our First Annual Celebration, when they provided the musical interlude of Everybody’s Mama’s Got the Blues.
With hearty thanks to Kelly Emo for coordinating the multiple entertainment aspects of this March 29 benefit concert/anniversary party, Wild Idaho Rising Tide eagerly anticipates another lively evening gathering of more than fifty people enjoying shared camaraderie, live music and dancing, and plenty of rowdy fun. To savor our successes, hundreds of selected photos and videos of our demonstrations and initiatives will cycle through a background slide show, and WIRT will offer the last of our limited-edition, collectors-item, tar sands megaload protest T-shirts. Do not miss this upcoming opportunity to support Idaho’s relentless frontline challengers of Big Oil, King Coal, and Gashole Frackers for only $5 or greater voluntary admission contributions. Please visit the WIRT website for further information and print and post these flyers, Second Annual Celebration of WIRT Flyer 1 and Second Annual Celebration of WIRT Flyer 2. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-301-8039 to assist with preparations for the big night.