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Monday, August 10, 2009

8/15: Burning River Fest (Win tickets from Scene)

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 3:08 PM

The annual Burning River Fest has been scaled back this year, with plans to return bigger and better next year, say organizers. The annual environmental-awareness event has later hours and less for kids to do, but little ones are welcome. Still, it’s got a full lineup of music from 4-11 p.m. including sorta-national bands Blessid Union of Souls (from the Cincinnati area) and Brooklyn-based Alberta Cross, plus a variety of local artists, including singer-songwriters Alex Bevan, Bill Lestock, Zack, Steve Madewell and Joe Rohan, guitarist Brian Henke, blues singer Kristine Jackson, hammered dulcimer player Matthew Abelson and the Trash Talkers — a group of St. Edward High School students who emulate Blue Man Group. There’ll be food and microbeers available, plus a handful of information tables from eco-friendly groups. Parking is limited, but the Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op will provide valet bike parking for those who want to do the eco-friendly transportation thing. The fest takes place at the old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. It’s $15 advance, $20 at the gate. Go to for more info. — Anastasia Pantsios readers can enter a drawing to win a pair of tickets by sending an e-mail to Write "BRF giveaway" in the subject line. Entrants must be 21+ years of age. Winners of other Scene giveaways within the past 30 days are ineligible. Winners will be notified by email and will need to pick up tickets on Friday, August 14, at the Scene office, 1468 W. 9th St., 8th floor, Cleveland.

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