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Burning River Fest 2012

Posted June 8, 2012

GOOD CAUSE. GOOD CHEER. GOOD BEER.

WHAT: Since 2001, folks from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness the infamous fire sparked. The annual Burning River Fest features educational exhibits from area environmental groups, fresh food from local farms and eateries, live music and a special appearance by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s (GLBC) Christmas Ale! Register to volunteer online!

What To Expect At This Year’s Fest:

  • Over 30 musicians and bands ranging from funk to blues to eclectic on three stages
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company craft beers, and local restaurants and chefs adding to the flavor with fresh food offerings and demonstrations
  • Local environmental groups featuring interactive and educational displays for all ages
  • Corporate Boat Float guided by renowned environmentalist Marcus Eriksen
  • Interactive Instrument Petting Zoo
  • The most spectacular nighttime views of Cleveland from a wonderful greenspace right in the heart of Cleveland’s industry

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2012: 6-11PM Sunday, July 22, 2012: 1-6PM Rain or Shine!
WHERE: Historic Coast Guard Station (located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on Whiskey Island)
WHO: Presented by Burning River Foundation, Inc. and Great Lakes Brewing Company
COST: Online Presale (June 11 to July 15):

  • One-Day Pass: $8
  • Weekend Pass: $15
  • VIP Pass: $100
  • Fundraiser Package (20 One-Day Passes + 1 VIP Ticket): $160

Regular (July 16 to July 20):
 One-Day Pass: $10
 VIP Pass: $125
 Fundraiser Package (20 One-Day Passes + VIP Ticket): $200
Visit burningriverfoundation.org for complete ticket information.
WHY: Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, an organization “dedicated to improving, maintaining and celebrating the vitality of our regional freshwater resources. Our vision is to establish Northeast Ohio as the recognized environmental leader dedicated to the sustainability of its high quality freshwater resources.”
MUSICIAN & EXHIBITOR LINEUP (AS OF 06.6.12)
ECO-PARTNERS:
ASCE Cleveland
Cleveland Division of Water
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Office of Sustainability
Doan Brook Watershed Partners
DownSpout
Drink Local. Drink Tap.
EcoWatch
NEOSCC
Ohio Canal Corridor
Ohio City Bike Co-Op
Ohio City Inc.
Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum
Sierra Club
Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners
The Trust for Public Land
West Creek Preservation Committee
ECO-VILLAGE:
Bath Fitter
Cosmic Bobbins
GreenStreet Solutions
Kurtz Bros., Inc.
OdorNo
FRESH FOOD:
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Mitchell’s Ice Cream
LIVE MUSIC:
Bethesda
Sam Brenner Band
Cats On Holiday
Diana Chittester
Cream of the Crop
Fifty Amp Fuse
Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers
Jim Gill
Brian Henke
Honeybucket
Kristine Jackson Band
Jane Dough
Normal Is Boring
Revolution Brass Band
Robbing Mary
Claudia Schieve
Shivering Timbers
Brian Straw
Ashley Brooke Toussant
Waterband H~Duo
Winslow
Zach and The Bright Lights
Kaufman Container / Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District / OdorNo / riot creative imaging / Superior Beverage / Tucker Ellis LLP / Wiring Unlimited / Dubick Fixture & Supply / Event Source / Forest City Enterprises / Medical Mutual / Renewal by Andersen / Taft Stettinius & Hollister / The Albert M. Higley Co. / Ulmer & Berne LLP /