2012 Cornwall Kinsmen Lift Off Update – Will Burton Cummings, Big Wreck, and Sloan Make Your Monkey?
The non-profit community funded group still refuses to share who is on its board. It still refuses to open its books to public scrutiny. It still is in a firm grip of one predatory media outlet.
Break it to them Gently
An insider that leaked the head line performers for this years music acts, Burton Cummings, Big Wreck, and Sloan all fit that one media outlets music format.
In a region that’s rich in musical diversity it seems odd to see those choices? No country, no jazz. Heck, Bryan Adams, Alanis Morrisette, The Tea Party, and countless other great acts are on tour yet this team chooses to spend over $50,000 on Burton Cummings while still refusing to pay local acts. (They get free tix to the event) and some Strawberry sherbet…
An event like Lift Off is such an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to bring the community together. It’s an opportunity to show case Cornwall to the region.
Sadly it turns out to be an exercise in how tightly a clique of people can keep control of an event while not fully reporting to those that volunteer their time (without insurance) what happens to all of the funds.
It was hoped this winter would see a drastic overhaul of the Lift Off structure and a new age for the festival, but sadly it looks like the same old same old.
Maybe after this year someone will learn…..
So Cornwallites? Are you happy with these kinds of acts or would you like to see more diversity?
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