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Ads start at $1 per day, minimum seven days.
International Village is less than a month away!
Yep! After the horrible, no-good, very-bad year of 2020, when International Village (and pretty much everything else) was canceled, the Pittsburgh area’s largest and best folk music and food festival is returning to McKeesport’s Renziehausen Park on Aug. 10, 11 and 12, 2021.
We are once again producing a live video webcast of International Village entertainment from the main stage.
We’ve retired our old video cameras and have four new HD digital video cameras this year — and because it’s been known to rain during International Village, they’re waterproof. We’ve also purchased a new digital mixer. Together, they should produce a much clearer picture than we’ve ever been able to offer before.
Unfortunately, together, they’ve also set us back more than $1,000.
So we need to raise some money ... again. We need donations, and we need advertisers, and we need them fast ...
If you donate at any level, we'll mention your name on the broadcast.
But Ali Stephens has designed a snazzy logo for us, so we've borrowed an idea from public radio and TV:
• Donate at the $40 level, we'll send you a coffee mug with the logo on it as a "thank you."
• Donate at the $60 level, and we'll send you a tote bag with the logo on it, again, as a "thank you."
Deadline for donations is Aug. 9.
Your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To receive a written confirmation of your donation for tax purposes, please make sure to include your full name and address.
If your business or organization would like to advertise during our International Village webcast, we need your information right away! Contact me at email@example.com or (412) 614-9659.
For $150, we will make a minimum of one 30-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will post your video on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.
For $250, we will make a minimum of one 60-second announcement for your group, business or organization every hour, plus we will run a banner ad on Tube City Online for at least 30 days.
You can see some of our past videos here:
(Advertising does not qualify as a charitable contribution.)
Originally published July 12, 2021.