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FOAM and HATCH Present the 4th annual MUSIC VIDEO ASHEVILLE to showcase the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers. We are thrilled to announce this year’s Music Video Asheville is presented by HATCH and sponsored by Music Allies, Creative Allies, Echo Mountain Recording, and fiscal sponsor The Media Arts Project. The MVA Mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation of Asheville musicians and filmmakers/ videographers by showcasing their collaborative works in a public event. The MVA screening is open to the public and takes place on Wednesday, April 13th, 2010 at the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Asheville starting at 7pm. Tickets are available now for $6 each at the Fine Arts Theater, Mamacitas, Static Age, Harvest Records, and Orbitz DVD.

Music Video Asheville will be highlighting the music video achievements of Ben Lovett and featuring amazing animation video “Eye of the Storm” (See below). MVA is honored to have Lovett give a Q&A session during the event. MVA has invited the producers of his three videos to come and speak as well.
MVA’s partnership with HATCH and Music Allies has landed MVA some exciting judges for the “Best of Music Video Asheville 2011 Award.” MVA’s guest panel will include the following mentors from HATCH: Malcolm Campbell – Publisher of Spin, Sean O’Connell – Founder of Music Allies and  Creative Allies, Crissa Requate – Director of Publicity Music Allies, and Tor Hansen – Founder Red Eye Distribution / Yep Roc Records. All their bios are on the hatchexperience.com site.

Music Allies has generously offered a $500 cash prize for the Best of MVA winner and Echo Mountain Recording Studio has offered a full day in the studio for the runner up. The other big prize is the “Crowd Favorite Award” which will receive a large portion of the ticket sales to the event! The MVA Submission Board will give a series of honorable mention trophies for outstanding work as well.

Artists that have submitted to this year’s MVA include: Ben Lovett, Acoustic Syndicate, Agent 23 Skidoo, Aaron Woody Wood, Stephanie’s id, Mad Tea Party, Jar-e, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Rock Eblen, Enemy Lovers, Alisa Kumba, Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Jen and the Juice, Brian McGee, Juan Holiday, Chompin at the Bit String Band, Now You See Them, Ten Cent Poetry, Quetzatl, GalaxC Girl , Serious Clark, and many more… See them all on the big screen…
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Attendees are encouraged to dress-up glamorously and quarkly awesome!
Music Video Asheville tickets on sale now! http://musicvideoasheville.com/tickets/
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More info about film mentor, Ben Lovett’s ‘Eye of the Storm’:
“The self-released first single, “Eye of the Storm,” showcases Lovett’s uncanny knack for storytelling and production with its haunting vocals and acoustic guitar expertly melded with somber cello and violin into a lush watercolor of sound. The song’s visual counterpart, directed by Chris Alender of Soapbox Films, is a stunning steampunk masterpiece that became a viral sensation, generating over 2 million plays in its first month.” ~ http://themusebox.net/lovett:

“Set in a visually arresting steampunk world, ‘Eye of the Storm’ is the epic tale of a lonely sky captain who must literally and figuratively brave a raging tempest in order to find his salvation on the other side. Featuring the music by Lovett” ~ http://atlanta.bside.com/2011/films/eyeofthestorm_christopheralender_atlanta2011

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Music on the Mountaintop in Boone enters is third year:
Lineup includes Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Larry Keel, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

August 27-28, 2010

Boone fairgrounds (formerly The High Country Fairgrounds)
748 Roby Greene Road
Boone, NC 27607

Music on the Mountaintop is scheduled for August 27th and 28th, tucked away in the heart of the high country at Boone fairgrounds (formerly the Old High Country Fairgrounds). MOTM is the first ever green festival in Boone, NC and it took the High Country by surprise and is now entering it’s third year. What started as a class project at Appalachian State University grew into one of the largest musical events the town had seen in nearly a decade.

Acoutic Syndicate

Music on the Mountaintop has expanded this year to include two full days of unmatched music featuring several national acts, creating an eclectic blend of Americana, bluegrass, and acoustic funk and folk. Festival goers can enjoy a kids zone, a 30 ft. climbing wall and multiple jump arounds, limited 2 night camping, over 30 bands throughout 20 hours of music, 30 art and craft vendors, 10 interactive and hands on non-profit exhibits. Music on the Mountaintop is entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds.

MOTM’s Lineup includes Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Movement, Do it to Julia, Uncle Mountain, Now You See Them, The Mumbles, Big Daddy Love, Moon Taxi, The Native Sway, Naked Gods, Farm Vegas, BPL, The Moderate, Doc Aquatic, Mama’s Love, Sign of the Rhino, Tom Tom Roach, Gurad the Van, Southern Exposure and more.

Larry Keel

MOTM’s Mission is to bridge the gap between traditional business and environmental stewardship. Through the medium of music MOTM hopes to educate while entertaining, offering practical and useful information to help people live a more sustainable and green lifestyle. MOTM hopes by offering the best musical talent, as well as positive environmental message, “we can change the world one person at a time”.  At the end of the day, MOTM hopes to offer a significant financial contribution back to the cause and research of renewable and alternative energy.

Live Environmental Forum – Recreating an idea from the Bonnaroo Music Festival, MOTM is hosting a live forum made up of some of the the top artists performing. This will allow fans to interact with the musicians on relevant and current environmental issues. Similarly to the MOTM particular sponsor selections, MOTM also books musicians that have similar ecological mindsets.

Food Drive – MOTM has teamed up with several Greek social organizations from Appalachian State University to host a canned food drive benefiting the local Hunger Coalition, as well as encouraging our attendees to give financial donations. The fraternities and sororities at Appalachian State have always had effective and generous community activism and we are happy to bring the two together.

Yo Mama's Big fat Booty Band

Other Greeen Initiatives include a River cleanup of the New River, solar staging, attentive recycling and composting campaigns, large scale shuttle and carpooling efforts.

The Green Village
In addition to their coop with, the Green Village at Music on the Mountaintop is a conglomerate of some of the most efficient and amazing non-profit organizations in the field of environmental and social awareness.  These organizations include: NC Green Power, Appalachian Voices , ASU Energy Center , High Country Conservancy , Dogwood Alliance , Habitat for Humanity , Hunger Coalition, amongst others

Non-profit beneficiary: This year MOTM has teamed with one of the most active non-profits out there today, Appalachian Voices (www.appalachianvoices.org) Appalachian Voices brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains, specifically air pollution and mountaintop removal.

2009 Details: In 2009, MOTM gave $5,000 to AIRE, recycled nearly 2,000 lbs of aluminum, and had over 4,000 in attendance., doubled from the year before. MOTM was voted number one green fest in country 2009 by Blue Ridge Outdoors.

For more information on the festival and the company, please view this video produced by Chris Bledsoe of Appalachian State’s media services: http://today.appstate.edu/music-on-the-mountain/

Fun Quotes about MOTM:

Won a Greenie Award for Country’s Greenest Festival by Blue Ridge Outdooors:

Amazingly, the festival, which takes place on August 29, was started last year as a school project by recent Appalachian State University graduate James Hunt. His assignment was to create a business plan for an entrepreneurship class. Hunt saw a void in large-scale music production in Boone, so he mapped out a plan to bring the area a festival of its own. Unwilling to let the idea sit dormant in a class paper, he formed his own company and moved forward. Last year the inaugural event drew 2,500 people. ~ Jedd Ferris,  Blue Ridge Outdoors

“The efficient, earth-conscious event requires relatively little land space, and the organizers strive and succeeded in making the festival one of the most environmentally considerate in the country. Volunteers combed the grounds all day encouraging garbage gathering and recycling, while a village of eco-conscious organizations and companies greeted the nearly 4,200 attendees upon entry.

Music on the Mountaintop has an impressive musical history for such a young event, and there’s already a legacy of artistry being established via repeat performances from headliners and local favorites alike. Luminaries like Sam Bush, Acoustic Syndicate and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band have performed at both iterations, helping give the event an air of tradition waiting to take hold.”

The town of Boone would do well to hold on to and foster the event, which this year became the largest music event ever staged in the picturesque town. There’s a dedicated and enthusiastic team of people and a cavalcade of top-notch artists ready to make the festival a treasured yearly tradition.”


“Stellar performances were to be expected from these world-class artists, but none could have anticipated the numerous collaborations that occurred.” … “~ Bryan Rodgers,  Glide Magazine

“One thing, though, that I really liked about some of the food vendors were those who were a little more conscientious about what was being served. For example, the food made by students using locally grown produce, and another who offered antibiotic/cage free chicken. Small things. But a step in the right direction. It was refreshing to have these types of options at a ‘green’ event such as this.

I was also pretty impressed with the emphasis they put on recycling with signs and stewards who walked around passing out personal trash bags for groups accumulating cans and other garbage to help cut down on litter found later on. I was extremely pleased with the extra measures put in place. The Music on the Mountaintop Festival is clearly becoming a great example in keeping the focus on sustainability.” ~ Jessica Maceda,  Wayfaring Wanderer

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To check out who the award winners were and for a link to a YouTube playlist of available videos, click here.

Congrats to everyone who’s videos made it in this year! Its gonna be a great show!

The show starts at 6pm. Plan to arrive early to network and get your seats in time for the first video. Cinebarre has donated a second theater, so there are still tickets available at Cinebarre this evening. See you all there!

This years musicians:

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Paper Tiger, Mad Tea Party, Toubab Krewe/Bob Moog Foundation, Scott Duncan, stephaniesid, Pop Asheville, Hatch Festival, Brian McGee & The Hollow Speed, Rat Jackson, Now You See Them, David Earl of the Plowshares, Modo, Keoki Trask, dep, Icehorse, Rock Eblen, Alien Music Club, Wayne Robbins & The Hellsayers, The Enemy Lovers, Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work, Quetzatl, Pleasure Device, Lindsey Liden, Josh Blake, Eleven & The Falcons, Menage, DJ Mr The Best-Remix, Firefly Revival, Modern Weighues, and Silver Machine

Filmmakers that have submitted for 2010:

Margaret Lauzon, Jesse Hamm, Marcia & L.S. Grillo, Michael Folliett, Jonathon Czarny, Heather Rae Thompson, Charles Wu, Bob Peck, Jamie Vitt, Rock Eblen, Harvey Robinson, Honathan Pearlman, Daniel Judson, Andrew Middleton, Peter Lutz, Esiris K. Lyons, GalaxC Girl, Ami Worthen, Lindsey Liden, Josh Blake, Dead Serials, Mary Ellen Bush, Michael Folliett, Mariano Vivanco, Pat Haney,Davie Robinson, Terry Douglas, Chris Searcey, Brian Cody, Scott Duncan, Dougal Bailey

Special thanks to Caley Lyles for compiling all the videos for viewing at Music Video Asheville 2010.
Foam Core:

Jenny Greer, director, designer, Sound Mind Media, Jen and the Juice
Erin Scholze, Dreamspider Publicity, publicity
Scott Kenney, logistics, membership, accounting
Jason Guadagnino, event coordinator/programming
Rhoni Sampson, street team, marketing
Jay Jay Jackson, photography

Advance tickets are highly recommended b/c we do sell out. Tickets are $5. The money collected at the door will go to the “Crowd Favorite Award” and other small expenses promoting the event. Thank you for your support.

Find out more about Music Video Asheville at Pollinate Asheville’s Blog post: On the Tail of the Oscars, our Local “OscaGrammy” Festival: Music Video Asheville (MVA)

Ticket locations:

Cinebarre LLC

HOURS: 9am-10pm
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806-2251
(828) 665-7776

Harvest Records

HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm / Sunday, 12pm-5pm

415 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806-4237
(828) 258-2999

Static Age Records

HOURS: 12-7pm

82-A North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-3232

Rocket Club

HOURS: 8pm-12am

401 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806-4233
(828) 505-2494
Orbit DVD
HOURS: 12pm-11pm
783 1/2 Haywood Road
Asheville,NC 28806
(828) 251-1337
Sound Mind Media
58 1/2 N. Lexington Ave
828-279-4166

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