Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Santa Cruz LGBT Pride Parade

Trash Orchestra joins the annual pride parade, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex and questioning community. Come support your queer friends, family, and neighbors.

The Santa Cruz LGBT Pride Parade 2008 will gather at Pacific Avenue and Cathcart Street at 10 am on Sunday, June 1, and will step off at 11 am.

The Festival happens directly after the parade in San Lorenzo Park. Attendance will likely be over 5,000. This year the festival starts at NOON and goes to 6PM on June 1st, 2008. The festival will have a Stage with performers of all types.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Your Support Helps Fight Tyranny

In March, we returned from a trip into the Great White North, a fabulous 1500-mile voyage to Seattle, via Eugene and Portland. Check out the harrowing and titillating details of our journey right here on the Trash Orchestra Blog.

It included 12 performances in 5 days, in Eugene, Portland, and Seattle. It included an anti-war student walkout march in Portland and a street takeover in Georgetown, Seattle. We made connections up and down the coast and at Honk Fest West, across the country.

The trip cost the band about a thousand dollars. Would you be willing to kick-in $100 to help with the journey? Trash Orchestra is a grassroots shoestring endeavor. Your cash will help fight tyranny.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Free Food and Music at the River Arts Festival

Trash Orchestra Performance
at the River Arts Festival

Sundays May 18th 11:30
at the Duck Pond
San Lorenzo Park
Santa Cruz, CA

According to the website, this is an exciting new annual festival celebrating the Monterey Bay's rich cultural and natural resources. The park's bench lands will be transformed into the "Piazza di San Lorenzo", an aesthetic contemporary arts and crafts marketplace.

We will be celebrating the "diversity of our town's tremendous cultural riches and creativity" in the very same park in which Santa Cruz police daily chase out modern day hobos and troubadours. So we hope to bring an illuminating vibe to the celebration.

We invite those who are down-and-out, itinerant, penniless, on the bum, dispossessed, destitute, homeless, broke down, busted, hard-up, on the skids, or just your punks or traveling kids to come enjoy a sunny day with food, music, and friends.

Food Not Bombs will be serving at the same time that Trash Orchestra starts.

We'll make a joyful noise and play for a time when the river will be unbounded by parks and levies and we'll all run wilder and freer.