Monday, April 23, 2012
From 4 pm - 5:45 PM we will be playing at The Relay For Life at The Havana Middle School to help raise funds for the cure sponsored by The American Cancer Society and the local Havana Chapter. This is a wonderful cause so come out and help out. Get Involved!! Live Entertainment till 1 am
Following the Relay For Life gig we will be racing to Albany, Ga to The Putney Oyster Bar to serve up some hot blues, rock, and originals and will be featuring guest Sally Burchard on vocals, "Wailin' Bert" on guitar and vocals, Jay Schwartz on keys, "BB" Bryant Williams on bass, and guest drummer Carson Chastain ( from Corporal Boil ) on drums
We plan on a great turnout as we rock Albany with our special blend of music and arrangements. So join the party!!
Then following our first event we will be at Tallahassee Pridefest 2012 at Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee as the headliner band from 2 pm - 3 pm. Come out and celebrate and join the festivities as a culmination to a 5 day yearly event!
Write up in The Tallahassee Democrat on Pridefest 2012
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Pride in the Plaza powers through spotty weatherPride in the Plaza was a success despite some bad weather. Tallahassee band Wailin' Wolves performed and Steven Hall said that it plays a huge role in the community. Video by Jordan Culver/Democrat
Short video clip of The Wailin’ Wolves Band playing at Pridefest 2012 and Comments about Pridefest!
Pride in the Plaza powers through spotty weather: Pride in the Plaza was a success despite some bad weather. Tallahassee band Wailin' Wolves performed and Steven Hall said that it plays a huge role in the community. Video by Jordan Culver/Democrat
Democrat staff writer
Update: 3 p.m.Threats of rain around the city aren't enough to keep "Pride in the Plaza" from celebrating pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The event, which is sponsored by The Family Tree, has had around 900 people come through so far, said Family Tree chairman Steven Hall.
He said weather permitting, the event should continue at the plaza until 6 p.m. After that, there are more festivities planned in the plaza -- including a drag show -- until 10 p.m.
The event has around 50 vendors.
Tallahassee Band Wailin’ Wolves is also performing ive!!!
Earlier story"Pride in the Plaza," a family event celebrating pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, kicks off today at noon in Kleman Plaza.
The event is part of PRIDEFEST 2012, which started earlier this week.
The outdoor event will feature food and business vendors from all over the region, community organizations, a main stage with live entertainment and a Kids Zone with a jump-house and kid-friendly activities.
"Pride in the Plaza" lasts until 6 p.m. Check back for more updates.
Rachael Westmoreland, 16, tests out a painted drum set Saturday at Pride in the Plaza." / Jordan Culver/Democrat
Steven Hall, chairman of the board of directors for The Family Tree, believes Pridefest is about bringing multiple communities together. The Family Tree is the nonprofit organization that sponsors Tallahassee's Pridefest, a weeklong event that has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a picnic in 2008.
Pridefest now spans five days with hundreds of people from all backgrounds supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
"This is our annual attempt to let everyone realize they are not alone," he said. "To the people who are questioning and are fearful of coming out, just seeing there are other people out there enjoying the company of their friends can do a lot."
Threats of early rain weren't enough to shut down Pride in the Plaza Saturday afternoon. By 2 p.m., almost 900 people had made their way through Kleman Plaza.
The event utilized almost 50 vendors and a stage for live performances. Hall said all proceeds from the week actually end up paying for the event. Typically, he said, there's about $2,000 left over to sponsor The Family Tree.
During the event there was a scavenger hunt in which attendees could collect stickers from various vendors. One table that saw a lot of traffic, despite not officially being on the scavenger list, was the Gay Straight Alliance from Leon High.
Eventually, enough people came by the table to justify the group joining the scavenger list and passing out a star.
Member Emalee Schierman said the group was raising awareness for the club and also trying to encourage students from other schools to start their own GSA.
"Some teachers are afraid to stand up and say they want to be a sponsor and some students are afraid, too," she said. "Students should know we don't get harassed for being in this club."
Daniel Miller, who has volunteered with The Family Tree for almost two years, said the event was a wonderful way to make a positive difference.
Emily Gordon, who volunteered at the Equality Florida table, agreed. Equality Florida was gathering signatures for a petition pushing for equal adoption rights.
"It's really important for the capital city to recognize how important the LGBT community is to Florida as a whole," she said.