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We are currently working on advancing the project of Mossy Gatherings which is Owen Sound, Ontario-based and not-for-profit.
First, what Mossy Gatherings has already done:
Over 70 musical shows were hosted by Mossy Gatherings within our first three years. This included large and intimate shows featuring local and traveling indie musicians as well as internationally acclaimed and award winning musicians. Two autumn weekend conferences, two spring symposiums, two family Halloween parties, and one Christmas concert & party were also hosted within this time. *If profit was made at any of the events after expenses were paid, all money was donated to a local charity.
We headed the campaign called Musicians for Change: Awareness & Prevention of Violence Against Women in which local and global musicians took part. We freely offered our services and assisted to augment organized events such as Take Back the Night, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and Sisters in Spirit. And we hosted a two-time Juno nominee who delivered five workshops in local schools on gender equality and inclusivity.
Although the handful of us volunteers had great fun, having so many shows and events is becoming a strain on us. Keeping at this rate in a community of Owen Sound, a community in which the musical culture has more than quadrupled within three years, is also a strain on the community and on people's time and their wallets. To this end, we are revamping our program.
We are dividing the Mossy Gatherings' program into four simple categories:
1) To host three large shows per year that reflect a more specific genre and style that is not yet tapped into in our community featuring world-travelling award-winning musicians.
2) To host three PWYC shows per year featuring local and travelling independant musicians performing any genre and providing good quality musical entertainment.
3) To host and collaborate with one musician in public and high schools to provide workshops around topics like anti-bullying, gender equality, inclusivity, etc.
4) To host the Annual Halloween Show & Dance as well as the Annual Spring Symposium that features a theme around health and music.
* We will be providing much fewer but more special shows. The Annual Autumn Weekend Conferences and the public Christmas Concert and Parties are discontinued.
Some of these changes will include, but not yet finalized, are :
Along with our loyal volunteers, we look forward to hosting great music in our great community after a short break. We look forward to discovering new friendships and having a lot of fun with you.
Upcoming Anticipated Event!
I invite you to come to our Season Finale event of the 2015 Season. Our Halloween show and dance: The 3Dimensional Unconventional KRUEGER MASQUERADE at our community's new venue Heartwood Concert Hall will be a blast. Tickets are already moving fast. .
Check out the Facebook event page for
The 3Dimensional Unconventional KRUEGER MASQUERADE
Check out the Facebook page for
Heartwood Concert Hall
Thank you Owen Sound and everyone for your support.
LIVE! LOVE! MUSIC!