Artist Profile: Amazing Jeffo

Jeff Smith, aka Amazing Jeffo, will be one of the most inspiring acts at the 2012 Twin Ports Bridge Festival. He is a performance artist. He’s a magician, a comedian, an educator and a motivator. And he’s blind.

Jeff is the first person to point out that sighted people are rarely comfortable initially with a blind individual. That’s where his humor enters in, alternatively referred to as silly, cheeky, and sometimes corny. His humor is a vehicle which enables Jeffo to transition from one magical routine to the next, keeping the audience on their toes.

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Calling All Community Builders

With a creative answer to the questions below (not actually required), not-for-profit organizations pay nothing to have a presence at this year’s Twin Ports Bridge Festival. And the admission is free for a member of the organization to staff the booth! Since vendors and exhibitors are located in the concert bowl with a view of the main stage, this means a free Jayhawks concert plus a full day of music from other great bands along with community yoga, inspiration and fun for the whole family – all while spreading the good word about your organization. Continue reading

2012 Festival Goals

With your help in 2012, we are setting out to accomplish the following:

Musice Resource Center-DuluthRaise $10,000 for the development of the Music Resource Center, Duluth
Based on the flagship organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, this program gives kids a chance to learn and create in a productive music environment after school hours. Free from bullying and judgment. Only wide open minds and state-of-the-art tools with a future home in Duluth’s historic Armory.

In partnership with Trees for the Future, we plan to plant a tree for every ticket sold. Trees that are Trees for the Futurebeneficial in places they are needed the most.

CREATE Opportunities for nonprofit organizations to connect with peers, volunteers and resources.

Build Community – where everyone in attendance from vendors to audience members become a part of the festival.

Gain Consciousness from an event like no other. The Twin Ports Bridge Festival is not just another concert or market festival. It’s an experience people will walk away from with something gained. It’s education. It’s fun for the whole family. It’s a pep rally for humanity. And it’s good for the soul.

So Many Reasons To Connect & Celebrate

There are so many timely reasons behind the Twin Ports Bridge Festival.

For Progress. This is the big reason. We’re all human. We all have struggles in life. If we realize and bear in mind that we all started in the same place, and will eventually be in the same naked situation at the end, then we can more easily help each other through our struggles. We may also have a chance to put an end to bullying and stop discriminations toward others in our community, whether it’s racism, mental illness, a disability, religion, poverty, age, or you name it. Respect and positive relationships are at the core of all these issues.

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