June 13, 2012

Ooh la la | Moulin to Moisture Fundraising Party & Auction Set For October 2012

Photo of Heavenly Spies by John Cornicello
October 5th 2012 | Hale's Palladium
Save the date! 
Our Moulin to Moisture Fundraising Party and Auction will celebrate the rich history of vaudeville and burlesque, from the legendary Moulin Rouge (opened October 6, 1889) to the soon-to-be-legendary Moisture Festival.This risqué and raucous evening in a cabaret atmosphere offers a unique opportunity to show your support for all the marvelous art forms that make up the world's largest and longest comedy/varieté festival extravaganza. This one-of-a-kind event will feature inimitable performances, delicious bites, joyous dancing and a side-splitting live auction with MC and Auctioneer Kevin Joyce. Ooh la la! 

For information on how you can donate auction items or be a sponsor of this unique event please contact our Moisture Festival Development Coordinator Jeremy Johnsen 

June 1, 2012

In Memoriam - Drew Keriakedes And Joe Albanese - Friends And Fellow Collaborators

Drew and Joe Performing At The Moisture Festival - Photo: John Cornicello
The Members of the Board of Directors, and the Producers of the Moisture Festival would like to express our condolences to the friends and families of Drew “Shmootzi The Clod” Keriakedes and Joseph “Mashuguna Joe” Albanese, who were charter members of the Moisture Festival Family. We would also like to express our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of Kimberly Layfield, Donald Largen and Gloria Leonidas who also lost their lives in the tragic events of May 30. 

Drew and Joe were part of the renowned group Circus Contraption and God’s Favorite Beefcake who performed frequently at The Moisture Festival over the years. They were creative trailblazers in the renaissance of circus and variety entertainment in the Northwest. Most importantly they were our beloved friends and fellow collaborators in the wider artistic and creative community we walked together. 

We have lost two beloved and talented artists and our community is devastated. We will cherish the moments we did have with Drew and Joe and we dedicate ourselves to their memory and to the legacy of their unique free-spirited creativity and originality.

The Moisture Festival Producers and Friends