Friday, August 6, 2010

Tinderbox Music Festival: September 26th - Brooklyn, NY

[3:00PM, Tickets: $17 Advance/ $20 Day of Show]

Tinderbox Music Festival, which will be held on September 26, 2010, at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY, aims to promote and coalesce the music of an eclectic group of approximately 20 female artists who span across the entire musical spectrum. Artists include Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs,Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers and Kalae All Day, all of whom have already confirmed their performances at the festival.

Tinderbox fosters community by providing opportunities to perform, collaborate, and connect within the vibrant NYC music scene. By donating 100 % of net proceeds to organizations involved in helping the next generation of women musicians, Tinderbox strives to ensure that the fire it ignites will long outlive and outgrow the festival itself. Due to the positive feedback that Tinderbox has already accumulated, along with sponsorships from companies such as Venus Zine, BUST Magazine, and ASCAP, the festival is looking to take a showcase to the annual SXSW festival in Texas next March in hopes of garnering enough attention to create a buzz about the second Tinderbox Festival that will be held in 2011.

Hearing that the music festival, Lilith Fair, was making a comeback in 2010, multi-talented singer/songwriter, Alyson Greenfield, decided to start “Dear Lilith Fair 2010,” a blog zealously dedicated to trying to get a spot on the tour. Being named one of The Deli Magazine’s “NYC Artists on the Rise,” receiving accolades from a myriad of publications such as PASTE Magazine, and having song placements on shows on FOX, Alyson is an esteemed artist in her own right. Though many people were supportive and receptive to the blog, her plea to get on the tour fell on the deaf ears of Lilith Fair and consequently, the fervent musician took the initiative to spearhead her own music festival.

Being somewhat of a Renaissance woman, Alyson knew that her vision for the music festival could become reality with her uncanny and seemingly divine abilities to excel in many fields as well as prolifically generate grandeur out of nothingness. Her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; various magazine, screenplay, and acting credits; and credentials as a Board Member of the Chicago National Organization for Women, high school teacher, and tolerance educator, are all testament to her legitimate and natural ability to achieve virtually anything.

With the additional experience she gained from helping to set up and book artists for two BUST Magazine sponsored showcases, Mundi Fest and Shimmer Fest, during the annual SXSW festival in Texas, along with her frequent encounters with success, Alyson had the confidence to fashion a thrilling new festival that would later be known as Tinderbox.

TINDERBOX will be donating 100% of net proceeds to these NYC organizations:


Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.


Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City’s underserved or at-risk high school girls, enabling them to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life. Alyson Greenfield is an active member of this organization.

The Tinderbox team also includes:

Jennifer Newman:

Jennifer Newman is an entertainment attorney* (NY bar admission pending) in New York City as well as a singer, songwriter, and music producer.

Alicia Matusheski:

Alicia is the Manager of Business Affairs and Supervising Paralegal at Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP, an entertainment law firm in New York City.

Presenting Sponsors are PAI Media, MusicDish/MI2N, BUST Magazine, and VENUS Zine

Twitter: @tinderboxfest

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