Angiepalooza more than a music festival

Today's event offers variety of activities

Shaman's Harvest will perform at Saturday's Angiepalooza. Band members are, from left, Josh Hamler, Ryan Tomlinson, Nathan "Drake" Hunt, Matt Fisher and Lance Bennett.

Shaman's Harvest will perform at Saturday's Angiepalooza. Band members are, from left, Josh Hamler, Ryan Tomlinson, Nathan "Drake" Hunt, Matt Fisher and Lance Bennett.

For Tim Tinnin, Angiepalooza is much more than a music festival. The family-friendly event is in honor of his late wife, Angie.

“It seemed like a natural extension of what we love doing,” Tinnin said. “It morphed into a nine-band music festival.”

Tinnin works for the Missouri Highway Patrol, as did Angie. He said he and his wife enjoyed local music, volunteering and hosting events in the community. Angie lost a battle to cancer in December.

Tinnin said Angiepalooza, now a nonprofit, has gotten a lot bigger than any event he and Angie hosted.

“It’s over the top,” he said. “But, Angie was over the top and she had that charisma.

“She’s looking down on us and we’re building her legacy, and to me, that is the focus.”

Angiepalooza is today (June 15) at the Jefferson City Jaycee Fairgrounds. The day starts with a Colorpalooza fun run and walk at 9 a.m. Colorpalooza is $25 and the entry fee also serves as admittance to the concerts, which are from 2-11 p.m.

Concert tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance in Jefferson City at Hy-Vee, The Spot, Samuel’s Tuxedo, Central Bank and Gerbes; at Central Bank in Holts Summit; in Columbia at Mid-America Harley Davidson and Hy-Vee; in Versailles at the Morgan County Prosecutors Office; and in Russellville at Moose Brothers BBQ. Tickets may also be purchased for $15 at the gate. Children younger than 12 get in free with a paying adult.

Bands include Shaman’s Harvest, Squigglefish, Neon Knight, The Dam Band, Soul Root, Double Down, Five Turn Knot, Complete Strangers and The Kay Brothers.

Entertainment also includes radio-controlled car racing, a petting zoo and National Guard challenge inflatables. Various law enforcement vehicles will also be on display.

Moose Brothers BBQ will have a food stand at the event and soft drinks, burgers, brats, pulled pork and chicken plates will be available for purchase. There will also be a beer garden.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Safety Net, which provides support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of local law enforcement officers, paramedics, EMTs, correction officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

“It feels like destiny that so many things have fallen into place,” Tinnin said. “I’m just boots on the ground.

“This is being done by her (Angie).”

For more information about Angiepalooza, visit www.angiepalooza.com, and for more information about Safety Net, visit www.safetynetmo.org.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments