Grammy Award Winning Artist and Actor Common Headlining Cabot Vermont's 8th Manifestivus Festival July 9th & 10th

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Be a part Vermont’s “party of the summer” at the eighth annual Festivus, “THE MANIFESTIVUS” from July 9-10, 2010 in Cabot,VT. The “forward thinking, groove-heavy” (Jambase) Toubab Krewe based in Asheville, NC will perform both nights with an additional Toubab and Friends performance on Saturday. Saturday night will also include a rare backwoods performance by Grammy Award Winner Common. Other performers include John Brown’s Body, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Blacksheep, DJ Ben Arsenal, Sarazino, Bajah and The Dry Eyed Crew, DJ DonP, D’Moja, Japhy Ryder, Casio Bastard, Rough Francis, and more.

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Be a part Vermont’s “party of the summer” at the eighth annual Festivus, “THE MANIFESTIVUS” from July 9-10, 2010 in Cabot,VT.

The “forward thinking, groove-heavy” (Jambase) Toubab Krewe based in Asheville, NC will perform both nights with an additional Toubab and Friends performance on Saturday. Friday night will also include a rare backwoods performance by Common. Other performers include John Brown’s Body, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Blacksheep,DJ Ben Arsenal,Sarazino, Bajah and The Dry Eyed Crew, DJ DonP,D’Moja, Japhy Ryder, Casio Bastard, Rough Francis, and more.

The mission of the festival is to create an international world music festival which lifts peoples’ spirits in a way that it promotes evolution of the self through music, art and culture. Organizers strive to create an elevated vibe that reminds all in attendance that they are one with each other, the land and all things.

The Manifestivus is held on 93 acres of breathtaking land in Cabot, Vermont, six hours north of New York City and three hours from Boston or Montreal. Set on a gently rolling hillside meadow surrounded by forest, the timber stage creates an unforgettable vibe which hosts 2000 dancing, smiling, loving faces under the moonlit sky. “Festivus” as it’s been dubbed, was founded by Toubab Krewe bassist David Pransky, and takes place on his family land. The Manifestivus is also managed by Carlo Rovetto of 1lb Productions and Positive Pie.

The family-friendly event offers on-site camping, medical facilities, vendors of authentic African and Ital food, as well as local arts and crafts. The site also boasts hiking trails wind through beaver ponds, marsh and woodland forest, and a large swimming pond. The 200 + children that attend the festival have an entire supervised area devoted to fun, games and culture.

Tickets are now available online at Higher Ground/ Frontgate(http://higherground.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?lid=43953)

Call to order: (888) 512-SHOW

Retail outlets:
Positive Pie (Montpelier, VT)
22 State Street Montpelier, VT

Higher Ground - (South Burlington, VT)
1214 Williston Rd. South Burlington, VT

Tickets are $75 and $90day of show. You may also buy a parking upgrade for on site parking. Get them while they last, they are selling quickly.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Sabu School in Conakry, Guinea, a children’s school for Sierra Leone refugees, and will also go to supporting Toubab Krewe’s African teachers, their families, and the preservation of musical traditions of West Africa.

Sponsored by: Positive Pie 2, Pizza Jerks, Halogen Media Works, Performer Magazine, 104.7 The Point, 1LB Productions, Audio Technica, and Mackie

For further information:
1-800-515-7580
http://www.manifestivus.com
http://www.facebook.com/manifestivus
http://www.positivepie.com
volunteer(dot)manifestivus(at)gmail(dot)com
info(dot)manifestivus(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.halogenmediaworks.com
public_relations(at)halogenmediaworks(dot)com

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