Happy New Year! (-: I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting patiently to say that! We have come a long way from a simple idea of just a local youth event in Colorado Springs . This has been a roller coaster of a year and it has cost me personally, but I am glad for the fruit of 2009! We have been touched by a lot of influential people: BARRY FEY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Fey, BAD COMPANY http://www.badcompany.com/index.html ARTIE KORNFELD http://artiekornfeld-woodstock.com/, GARY L. JACKSON http://www.garyljacksonfoundation.com/ , Dr. PHIL http://drphilfoundation.org/ and Dr Phil’s awesome non-profit for youth called, LITTLE KIDS ROCK http://www.littlekidsrock.org/, Jimbo Wales, Founder, Wikipedia, and the Wikimedia Foundation http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Support_Wikipedia/en, LOVE HOPE STRENGTH http://www.lovehopestrength.org/site/, Dean Kamen and FIRST http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsP95V42rEQ, David Fishof and ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP http://www.rockcamp.com/, Pepsi Refresh Project http://refresheverything.com/, SKY Streetball Syndicate http://skynolimit.net/, and most recently the Vans Warped Tour http://vanswarpedtour.com/warpedtour/index.asp.
And these are just a small handful! There are many more in the wings, including possibly the Rolling Stones, Sting, Neil Diamond, George Michael, George Straight, Michael Buble, Zac Brown Band, etc…and a huge group of different sponsors!
Many are interested in some of you, which beings up an important issue for 2010. With the exposure I and many others are generating and the attention this event is gathering worldwide many more top youth bands and artists will be joining us. What does that mean to you? Frankly, your going to have to bring your music to a higher level and bring your A game to the table! Look at the entire artists involved with the Vans Warped Tour. These kids are very serious about their music. Listen to their work; look at their individual web sites and links. Study carefully, because that is level you need to be at if you sincerely want to be a part of YOUTH FESTIVAL 2010 next summer!
You will be surprised at what 2010 brings! Soon we will have our own clothing line thanks to John Will and All Custom Appeal http://allcustomapparel.net/ and a web site up! Plus we are looking into Dick’s Sporting Goods Park http://www.dickssportinggoodspark.com/ for the venue. That is where they held the Mile High Music Festival with 180k in attendance (each day!)! That is a lot of people to look at and to listen to your music!…I hope it brings the best out of YOU, because it’s motivating the hell of of ME!
See ya in 2010!!! (-: