AT A GLANCE
When: Sat., Nov. 5, from 2-10 p.m.
Where: Kleman Plaza
What: PALapalooza Music Festival --
an alternative rock benefit supporting
humane education programs Pets Ad
Litem provides the Tallahassee Animal
TALLAHASSEE - October 5, 2011 -
An all-star roster of Tallahasseeʼs finest young alternative rock and
roll musicians are signed up. The beer distributor is signed on. And the cityʼs best, most accessible downtown outdoor venue is booked.
Tallahassee is about to unleash a day of scintillating sonic waves and stupendous sounds with lots of dancing in the street beats -- all in the interest of raising funds and public awareness for humane
education programs benefiting our animal friends.
The music, food, drink and fun begin at 2 p.m. and last until 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. Performers include BAD, EdensFill, The Drama Kids, Favored Sons, Tabula Raza and The Tyler Denning Band.
This free event is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee, Hopping Green & Sams, Cone Distributing and Pets Ad Litem (PAL), among others.
All proceeds go to PALʼs humane education programs benefiting the Tallahassee Animal Shelter.
While admission is free, there is a charge for food and beer and a charge of $1 will be collected as admission to the beer garden. Proceeds go to PAL education programs that provide direct support to the shelter.
Pets Ad Litem (PAL) is an alliance of advocates and professionals providing a legal voice for animals.
“Weʼre excited -- and not only because this is our ʻpetʼ cause,” said Pets Ad Litem President Koren Taylor, who in her day job coordinates the cityʼs environmental programs.
“The energy has been growing around this event for months. You see it reflected in the stellar lineup of musicians, as well as the still growing list of sponsors,” she added.
Koren, who lives with cats Scout, Loki, Miranda and dog Lily, says everyone involved feels good about the music festival, which has been intentionally geared for the college crowd.
“Itʼs easy to feel good about this project and to get behind it,” she noted. “Weʼre building public awareness for local laws that protect our pets and that clarify the legal obligations of responsible pet ownership.”