January 31, 2013

Moisture Festival Schedules Benefit Show For Hospitalized And Residential Veterans

The Moisture Festival is excited about the benefit show we will be doing at the VA's Puget Sound Health Care Facility located at American Lake in the South Tacoma area. The American Lake VA facility serves military veterans in the south sound area and is a vital link in providing health care to all Northwest veterans. 

The Moisture Festival's goal will be to bring some entertainment and laughs to VA inpatients and staff at the American Lake facility. We wanted to have a benefit for veterans because producers Ron Bailey and Danny O'Brien felt it be a great way to give back to the community. O'Brien is a veteran himself and Bailey grew up as an Army brat. Both felt it would be a great idea if the Moisture Festival could do something to give back specifically to the members of the local veteran community.

O'Brien had also worked as a volunteer at the VA and through his contacts there approach staff and inquired about bringing a 'show' to veterans at the VA. American Lake seemed like the best fit for the event due to their inpatient population. The facility not only serves as a hospital for veterans but provides programs for the health and general well being of veterans including such things as the treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Moisture Festival traveling show will take place in the American Lake Community Living Center (CLS) activity room at American Lake at 2pm on Tuesday March 26th. The show will be open to hospitalize and residential veterans and staff only.

January 28, 2013

Moisture Festival Benefit Show for Phinney Neighborhood Association

Moisture Festival is very dedicated to giving back to the generous community we are a part of in Seattle.  Each year we choose several community 501(c)3 organizations to donate to though a benefit show. 

Moisture Festival is pleased to announce the Sunday, March 24th, 3:00pm matinee show will benefit Phinney Neighborhood Association.  This show features the high energy and awe-inspiring comedy/varietè acts of Moisture Festival plus supports PNA which has become a model across the nation for building community.

Phinney Neighborhood Association's mission is to build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. PNA's programming serves infants through seniors, homeowners and homeless, residents and businesses including childcare, a senior center, a tool lending library, an art gallery, a hot meal program for those in need, a wide variety of classes and community events of all kinds.

Proceeds from the March 24th show will be used to support the PNA Arts Program. The purpose of the PNA Arts Program is to provide the community with a rich diversity of cultural experiences while supporting regional visual and performing artists. To achieve this goal, the program develops creative venues for artists to share their work in a neighborhood environment.  he Arts Program coordinates a community art gallery featuring ten shows per year with local emerging artists, works with the Greenwood Arts Council to promote the PhinneyWood monthly art walk and hosts an annual Day of the Dead Festival.

Bring the whole family to Hale's Palladium on March 24th to celebrate the rich artistic community we are all a part of.  Tickets are available to this and other Moisture Festival shows at Brown Paper Tickets.

January 22, 2013

Run away with Moisture Festival: Volunteers Wanted!

It would be impossible to present an event like the Moisture Festival without the enormous army of volunteers who donate their time, energy, and love to create the festival, see that shows run smoothly, and ensure that the audience keeps coming back for more.

If you are interested in being a part of the festival, join us on Monday evening, February 4th to hear about the 2013 festival, learn about this year's volunteer positions, and meet the festival organizers. After the meeting, mingle with new and old volunteers, talk to our department leaders and sign up for teams.

Our volunteers have made it possible for us to celebrate 10 years of comedy/varietè at the Moisture Festival in 2013! Because of the enthusiastic people who have volunteered every year since 2004 we have presented a month long festival that has grown to 50 shows including over 200 performers and audiences of all ages reaching 12,000.

Our motto “Laughter is the key” emphasizes that our volunteer team’s main mission is to have fun while we work together. Each year we seek new volunteers to join our returning teams who take care of greeting patrons at the door, box office, artist accommodations, set building, data management  – to name only a few of the areas necessary for the continued success of this annual springtime festival.

We’d love to celebrate our 10 year milestone with you. We have a lot of fun together each and every night of the festival. Be a part of the amazing family that makes this unique event happen!

Volunteer Call & Meeting
Monday, February 4th, check in begins at 6:30pm meeting begins at 7pm
Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW (the Palladium is located behind Hale's Brewery - look for the big Moisture Festival sign)

If you cannot attend the meeting but still wish to volunteer for the festival, fear not! We'll send a recap after the meeting with info yon signing up for shifts.  Be sure you are signed up on Moisture Festival's Shiftboard: www.shiftboard.com/moisture. This is our volunteer mailing list.

For more information visit our website or email volunteers@moisturefestival.org.

The Sunday Circle At Hale's Palladium Are Something Special

Photo of Baby Gramps by John Cornicello

The Sunday Circle was created by Ron W. Bailey and Jim Page working together to present acoustic oriented, singer/songwriter music at Hale's Palladium and this Sunday is the last in the series with Baby Gramps and Eric Apoe.  Music begins at 5:30 and the cover is $5 correction: the cover is $7 at the door. 

Ron and Jim have had a great time working together making this musical event a success and letting Seattle audiences experience the wide range of truly talented musicians who loved performing in a comfortable space with great sound and the always popular Hale's Ales.

Please join us this Sunday January 27th as two Moisture Festival alumni close out this season's Sunday Circle: Baby Gramps and Eric Apoe. More information at halespalladium.com.

January 7, 2013

Moisture Festival Variete And Burlesque Tickets On Sale Now | Special Discounts For First Week's Shows At Hale's Palladium

2013 Moisture Festival Variete and Burlesque Show Tickets Now On Sale

Don't be kicking yourself later for not being able to get tickets to sold out shows at the 2013 10th Anniversary Moisture Festival. Our TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW and there's even a discount on tickets for shows for the opening week at Hale's Palladium. 

What the heck are you waiting for anyway? 

One of our goals as an non-profit arts organization is to keep our ticket prices low and historically the Moisture Festival has been one of the best entertainment values in Seattle. Our tenth year offers us a wonderful opportunity to reflect and show our appreciation to our patrons, fans and performers who have supported us all these years, and we're planning a number of special surprises to mark the occasion.  
We invite you to come join the celebration!

January 4, 2013

Happy New Year from Moisture Festival!

Moisture Festival rang in 2013 in grand style.  Here are a few party highlights to begin the new year with.  We hope to see you at the upcoming 10th annual Moisture Festival opening on March 21st.

January 2, 2013

Thank You New Year's Eve Extravaganza Food & Wine Sponsors!

Our New Year’s Eve Extravaganza was a sold out event and we have some fantastic local sponsors to thank for making this fun-filled kickoff to the Moisture Festival’s 10th Anniversary possible!

Sinfully delicious bites to start the evening were provided by Fremont’s own Pecado Bueno, James Beard Award-winning chef Tiberio Simone crafted mouth-watering works of culinary art from his own La Figa Catering and Capitol Hill’s Vino Verité provided the wine and the bubbly.

Our sponsors help the Moisture Festival put on world-class events and we make sure to partner with some really fantastic local businesses! Check out their websites and visit their locations to keep the whole thing rolling!