verb [trans.][often as adj.](localized):
make (something) local in character
How do we localize an event like the Twin Ports Bridge Festival? Well, we can start by lining up artists who have roots in the region. Then we can involve as many organizations as possible from our area, including everything from the production companies to the vendors and exhibitors at the event. See below for a list of performers, vendors and other local connections that make this event happen.
With your help in 2012, we are setting out to accomplish the following:
Raise $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.
PLANT 5,000 TREES
In partnership with Trees for the Future, we plan to plant a tree for every ticket sold. Trees that are beneficial 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.
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.