Thursday, April 4, 2013

INCOMING: March Fourth at Martyr's THIS Friday (21+) Highly Recommended!

ChiIL Live Shows on our radar this week.

They're baaaaack.  March Fourth is one of our all time favs, and not just because these kick ass Portland performers put on a rockin' birthday bash every year for my little sis who lives in Portland and was born on 3/4.  We're immersed in the circus arts world and love what March Fourth does. 

Usually we put the 21+ music and theatres over at our sister site, ChiIL Live Shows, except for a few "Parents' Nights Out" but your kids might dig these videos and live show shots.   March Fourth appeals to all ages.   And we know some of our readers HAVE "kids" over 21 themselves and the ones who don't need a sanity break more than most.   Whatever stage and age you're at in your family evolution, come on out and see March Fourth LIVE.   They're a trip!

One of these days they'll play outdoors in Chi-town so they can break out their full blown fire show and we can bring underagers ((hint hint)).   My own 9 & 12 year olds who perform with CircEsteem LOVE March Fourth on line and I'm sure they'd be even more blown away live.

For now, we'll be there, but do note, their Martyr's gigs are 21+.   Come early.   Chicago's own Polkaholics who also rock are the openers!!

the What-Where-When on this show:
  • Artist: MarchFourth Marching Band
  • Date: Friday, April 5th 2013
  • Time: 9:00pm
  • City: Chicago, IL
  • Venue: Martyrs
  • Address: 3855 N Lincoln Ave
  • Country: US
  • Admission: $15
  • Age restrictions: No Minors
  • Notes: M4 plays at 10:45 pm.

Happy Spring!
Yesterday as we were loading up the tour bus for another trip across the USA, the sun was shining in our hometown of Portland. Daffodils were blooming, the cherry blossoms were out, but I guess we've got a hankering for a bit more winter because we're heading east to the Rockies, then out to the Great Lakes and finishing up this trip on the east coast. This is the first tour of our new year (which starts on March 4th of course!) and we are so excited to present some new tunes, new routines and even a new band member or two! You'll never know quite what you're going to get since every show is different, but it's a guaranteed good time. Do us a favor and take a moment to spread the word to any friends and family about our shows, particularly in Madison, WI and Ames, IA and Lincoln, NE and Philadelphia, PA. It helps a lot, thanks!
Huge armfuls of gratitude to everyone for all the birthday wishes over the past few weeks. We've really been feeling the love from our fans all these years, and especially in March as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first show. Wow, ten years! It's been so fun to look back over the years and see where this project has been. It was especially great to have so many of the M4 alumni back on stage for an encore song at our birthday show! If you want to take a peek back, check out this fun slideshow of M4 pics through the years, as seen through the lense of one of our Seattle fans. Our very own Kevin Balmer of Diggable Monkey did this 10-year retrospective mini-short film for Portland Monthly's feature in March. 
Check out all our spring tour dates below and we'll see you on the road. Don't fret if you don't see your town on this route...we've got another 150 or so days on the road this year and there's a pretty good chance our paths will cross again soon! As always, you can check our online calendar for the latest info since our summer tour is starting to take shape!
2013 remaining spring tour dates
Thu., April 4 Madison, WI Majestic Theater     
Fri., April 5 Chicago, IL Martyrs   
Sat., April 6 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze  
Sun. April 7 Ames, IA DG's Tap House
Tue., April 9 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre  
Wed., April 10 Harrisburg, PA Abbey Bar  
Thu-Fri., April 11-12 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl   
Sat., April 13 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage 
Sun. April 14  Philadelphia, PA The Blockley   
We've just started a new text message notification system. Get SMS updates when we're in your town by texting the name of your city to 503-925-NAME. 

Portland P's:
*If we lived just a little closer we'd be all over this!

Imagine your child playing alongside MarchFourth! Well, now they can!  The Joy Now Arts Project is a circus, music and performance program for youth 4-18 taught by members of MarchFourth. Registration is now open for our teen performance progam, summer camp and NEW circus classes for kids 4-12! Fnd out more at,AAAAPLpuSqE~,a1DdoZJH5WSvEcpNW3Kuw2e4b_HTUI38
Watch the Oregonian's recent video article on Joy Now

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