2014 Art & Music Schedules Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Brite WINTER 2014 Music Schedules, Installation Artists and Full Event Details Announced.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (January 29, 2014) A thick layer of snow and sub zero temperatures across most of the midwest will not deter the organizers of Cleveland’s annual Brite WINTER festival. In fact, the wintery weather has served as inspiration as planners make arrangements to keep winter revelers safe, warm, and especially entertained in the festival’s fifth year.

Festival organizers at Brite Cleveland have designed the annual “celebration of winter” to hold more activities, art, and almost twice the music as previous years. “It’s our intention to make February 15th an epic, unadulterated, non-stop joy-ride… it’s Brite WINTER, we’re gonna have fun.” say’s Thomas Fox, Director of Programming for Brite WINTER.

The full music line up, installation artists, food, and games are available at britewinter.com

February 15th, 2014 – Outdoor programming to run from 4-11pm with indoor programming continuing till 1am

All official festival programming is available at no admission cost through the support of dozens of community sponsors, neighborhood contributors, and individual donors.

FESTIVAL SETTING:

Brite WINTER Takes place across the Ohio City Market District. 100% of the venues are “non-traditional” including 4 outdoor stages as well as stages in an art gallery, bike shop, retail storefront, and brewhouse. Lights and art installations can be found in the windows of neighborhood partners participating in the festival. Attendees can keep warm at several bon-fires while listening to live music and enjoying craft beer, coffee, or hot chocolate outside in a veritable winter wonderland.

MUSIC SCHEDULE: britewinter.com/2014-line-up.

77 bands ranging in genre from folk, punk, rock, bluegrass, electronic and singer songwriter will be showcased at the festival this year. These acts are hand selected from submissions of artists from across North America. Close to half of the showcasing artists are native to Northeast Ohio with the other half traveling to Cleveland from all over the Eastern United States. Accepting less than 5% of submitting artists to play each year, Brite Winter has developed a reputation amongst the music community for hosting cult-following acts and breaking new artists in the Cleveland music scene.

INSTALLATION ART: britewinter.com/2014-art-games

Festival grounds will be covered with lights, video art, and outdoor games. Installations are curated through a partnership with Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art as well as community arts organizations CUDC and Rust Belt Monster Collective. Over 20 artists/groups will be showing installations and several fan-favorite games will make a return to Brite WINTER including Giant Skeeball, Giant Plinko, and Angry Birds cornhole.

The Great Wall of Light is the signature installation at Brite WINTER. Festival attendees are invited to be contributing artists by making a lantern and placing it on the wall. Learn more at: britewinter.com/great-wall-of-light

FUNDING: britewinter.com/2014-sponsors / Kickstarter

Brite WINTER is funded through contributions from neighborhood businesses, grants through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Neighborhood Connections, coporate sponsors, community partnerships, indivdual doners, and backers on britewinter.com/kickstarter/ (running through February 4th).

– Sponsors & Community Partners  

The Cleveland Museum of Art , Chipotle, Classic Mini, CLE Clothing Co, Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority, Phoenix Coffee,  Bizdom Cleveland, Medical Mutual of Ohio, RGI International, Metro PCS, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC, Dirty Town Guitar & Amp, Norwalk Concrete Industries, Case Western Reserve University Graduate Student Senate and Graduate Professional Council.

– Ohio City Business Sponsors & Partners

Ohio City Incorporated, Town Hall, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Voss Industries, Light Bistro, Old Angle Tavern, Market Ave. Wine Bar, Koffie Cafe, Loren Naji Studio & Gallery, Campbell’s Sweets Factory, Room Service, ABC The Tavern, Orange Blossom Press, Orale, Ohio City Burrito

Brite WINTER 2014: Cleveland’s 5th Annual Winter, Art, and Music Celebration. Brite WINTER festival takes place in the Ohio City Market District on Saturday, February 15th, 2014. Entrance is free and open to all with outdoor music and art showcases from 4pm to 11pm. The festival is run by Brite CLEVELAND, a rapidly growing arts & economic development non-profit organization, and is supported by in-kind donations and sponsorships from Cleveland businesses, organizations, universities, and individual donations.

ARTIST PRESS CONTACTS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Images available at: http://www.britewinter.com/press/press-resources/

Press Inquiries Contact:

Thomas Fox

Director of Programming & Marketing

(440) 941-6560

Thomas@britewinter.com

http://www.britewinter.com