Photos of SBMF 2010!

Here are a select few photos from an amazing day of music and pedaling!

Seattle Bicycle Music Festival

SBMF Bands: Ethan J. Perry

Did you get a chance to see Ethan Perry’s tremendous performance in Ballard in Saturday morning? In case you missed it, he’ll be playing Friday night at 122 Winslow on Bainbridge Island, from 7-9:30pm. You should really go check out this extraordinary artist, especially if you’re looking for a nice, romantic evening in a lovely location.

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It was such a great event, and a beautiful day for the event! I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and making the day a huge success!!!

I saw a lot of cameras out at SBMF on Saturday! If you have photos that you want to share, please add the links in comments. And if you post to Flickr, please tag the photos “SBMF2010”. It will help tremendously to keep things together.

UPDATE: Here’s a video filmed by Tom of Seattle Bike Blog during No Rey‘s performance. He shot it while he was powering the pedal-powered generator, so it’s a little shaky. But it gives a good feel for what it was like to participate fully in generating the great music!

This Saturday, September 11, 2010


It’s time for the

Seattle Bicycle Music Festival!

This Saturday, starting at Bergen Place, in Ballard (at the intersection of Leary Ave, 22nd Ave NW, and NW Market St) at 9 am.

9:00 – 10:00AM Leaf Colors

10:15 – 11:15AM Ethan J. Perry

11:45AM – 12:45PM Ride bikes to the next location! Denny Park (corner of Dexter / Denny, downtown)

1:15 – 2:15PM  Three Ninjas

2:30 – 3:30PM The Mongrel Jews

3:45 – 5:00PM No Rey

5:30 – 6:30PM Ride bikes to Cal Anderson Park!!!

6:30 – 7:30PM Orkestar Zirkonium

7:30 – 8:30PM Manigua Band

8:45 – 10:00PM Goose Vargis

Building the Music Festival

We’ve been hard at work, building the Bike Bar, which is the bicycle-operated sound stage. It’s going to be a fold-able trailer, that we can hook five bicycles up to and power the sound system.

Here’s a shot of Jon welding, with Dan working in the background:

And Joe, cutting metal tubing:

I can’t thank these guys enough for their time and energy they’ve poured into building this equipment. They’re pretty amazing!

For more photos of the construction and past activities with SBMF, check out the Flickr set.

More Volunteer Opportunities!

The time is nigh. We have a lot to do still, and we’re making all the final adjustments and getting things together. Our crack team of engineers – Joe, Jon, and Dan – have been busy building a pedal-powered stage, all by hand. It is quite impressive, actually. DJ Ryan’s pulled out the stops with his sound system and has helped purchase some essential components. Miriam’s been right there, helping with all the administrative stuff we have to do and basically acting as my right-hand woman. It’s a great team that we have working together. But there’s still more to do!

We’re going to meet every night this week after work (5:00pm until 9:30pm) to put some finishing touches on the pedal-powered stage. But what we REALLY need help with is painting signs. I have a bunch of cardboard and some paints, so if you want to come out and help decorate some fabulous signs and create a banner to hang behind the bands, that would be awesome! All you need is some old clothes you don’t mind getting paint on and a little creativity.

We’ll be meeting at Jon’s house: 2336 N 63rd St., Seattle, WA 98103

Call Sylvie with questions: 619-861-7011

SMBF Bands: No Rey

No Rey was recommended by a friend, and I am SO HAPPY he brought them to my attention. They’re GREAT! I’m super excited about seeing them live finally, you should be too. Just check out this video of them playing live at Conor Byrne in Ballard in February of this year: