Best Worst Idea Ever: Brite Winter Festival Cleveland 2012
Brite Winter Festival. This collection of winter shenanigans began 3 years ago, a bunch of people got together in the middle of February and had a goofy party in the park with a whole bunch of bands playing in the snow.
It was a terrible idea. Cleveland in the winter time could be freezing cold and you never know when we could get 2 tons of snow dropped on our back porch. Naturally I was on board. We had about 4 times the bands in 2011 as in 2010… and we’re keeping up that trend in 2012. If you’re on this list, you probably already know, Brite Winter is going to be very big this year.
February 18th, 2012. 40 groups are playing Brite Winter 2012 – 8 venues in Ohio City, completely free.
Most of the festival roster is filled with friends and clients of Bad Racket from around Cleveland, But there are some backpackers coming in to play too… Bad Veins from Cincinnati, Wild Rompit from Philly, Black Taxi from Brooklyn, Jack & The Bear are trotting down from Michigan, The Black Shades driving up from Kentucky, American War from Columbus. All of you guys who are playing the festival are going to eat and drink for FREE. I’ve arranged for light bistro to have some kegs of Buckeye, Cleveland IPA (my favorite Cleveland Brewery) for the bands and DJs and lots of food too. For those not playing the festival you can get access to the artist’s lounge by buying a wrist band on kickstarter.
If you haven’t already been to our Kickstarter.com page for the festival, It’s full of seriously good deals and it helps us make this epic winter festival possible. Go there, get something OR Forward this message to a friend. It’s really important that we make our goal.
Here’s the stuff you can get to help the festival Kickstarter
$12 – Travel Mug +Plus 2 tickets for Beer or other beverages in Ohio City bars (see the details)
$35 – Hand Blown Pint Glass +Plus 2 tickets for Beer or other beverages in Ohio City bars (see the details)
$50 – Admission to the Artist’s lounge (free food and drink provided) AND Travel Mug +Plus 2 tickets for Beer or other beverages in Ohio City bars
$75 – Admission to the Artist’s lounge (free food and drink provided) AND Hand Blown Pint Glass +Plus 2 tickets for Beer or other beverages in Ohio City bars
Thanks for your help!
Thomas, Adam, James
The Lighthouse & The Whaler
The February 2012 Edition of Live From Bad Racket Features The Lighthouse & The Whaler, performing ‘Pioneers’ a new song off their unreleased album. The award winning series is a monthly showcase of artists performing a song in or near our studio in Cleveland, Oh. The audio is tracked in our live room, and entirely produced by our team, captured on video by our resident film maker Aaron Freeder. Head over to badracket.com to see more. We’re always looking for the next group to feature so please forward the series to musicians that you’d like to see featured in the future.
Brite Winter Mugs!
The travel mug that get’s you insane discounts during the festival comes with 2 Ohio City Vouchers.
Read: Travel Mug+Beer+Another Beer+Additional Discounts = $12
(for non drinkers, the tickets can also be used for coffee or hot chocolate)
This should seem like a no brainer AND we need you to buy them so that we can pay to put the rest of the festival on for free. You can check out the specific discounts and offerings from the businesses in Ohio City at Britewinter.com. If you think you’d like one of these mugs, get them now since the cost goes up to $15 on February 18th.