Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chipapalooza 2010 Pictures!

Photos Provided by our friends at Light and Shadow Photography -

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Buzz

We are 3 days out from the show and it seems like Chipapalooza has more buzz than ever before. People seem pretty excited and we hope that we've created something that people really look forward to and enjoy. All of the Chipapalooza fans have done an amazing job promoting the concert - we are seeing about 50 tweets a day about Chipapalooza, over 1,000 fans on facebook are helping promote the show, we have been mentioned in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, 98 Rock online, on WRNR radio, and even in a Ny Times best-selling book by Oprah Winfrey's trainer, Bob Greene. We've had tons of people volunteer to work the concert, we have a bunch of great sponsors supporting the event, and we have a great venue - The Bowie Baysox Stadium, where many other huge artists have played at - Bob Dylan, Ludacris, and even Willie Nelson.

After the very first Chipapalooza, many people demanded that we do more concerts. This led us to form a dream - what if Chipapalooza became the next Virgin Fest, or Bonaroo, or Woodstock? At first, it seemed far-fetched - we knew nothing about concerts, the music industry, or how to run a non-profit business. However, we have persevered, kept our minds open to new ideas and suggestions from attendees, we've recruited talented people to plan the concert, and we've maintained a passionate dedication to our cause. As a result, the concert has grown and we have raised more money for the JDRF. While we are pleased with how far we've come, we are not content and we will continue working harder than ever to improve the concert and turn it into one of the best festivals in the world that raises enough money to finally cure diabetes.

We are so close to a cure with trials already curing diabetes in mice. The money raised at our show can make a real difference in the next steps towards a cure in humans. You can make a difference by attending Chipapalooza - and you can have a great time doing it.

I can't wait to see everyone at this year's show!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Chipapalooza on WRNR Radio

On May 9th, Chip Hiden and Laura Brino went on WRNR Sunday Morning Brunch with Michael Buckley to discuss Chipapalooza and to have Laura perform a couple of her songs. Here is the audio of the session:

Volunteer Meeting Tonight!

Hey Chipapalooza fans

If you couldn't make to the last volunteer meeting...


Chip's House
8494 Reservoir Road Fulton, MD 20759
7:30 p.m.

We'll be discussing the day-of set-up and take-down, assigning volunteers to booths and going over the line-up for the show!

We would love to see your smiling faces there...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you times a million to every wonderful person that came out last night with friends and family to dine at Burtonsville's premier restaurant CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER!

It was awesome to see familiar faces and even better to know Chipapalooza will get 20% of all the proceeds from last night!!!

Thanks go out especially to Manny, Cheeburger manager who set the whole thing up for us, and star servers Lauri and Erin!!! Sadly, Lauri did not wear her mini backpack.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Exciting Updates from ChipapaloozaLand

We are rocking and rolling our way along to this year's show and EVERYONE IS GETTING SO PUMPED!!

There is word of a surprise guest star... (hint: vroooomm vroom vroom)

Jeremy Vest is practicing his drum solo for his song with Victory by Revenge and a killer finale to the show!

The back of all the ticket has free Chic-fil-A coupons on the back! (breakfast sandwich here I come)

We got another AWESOME volunteer to help us out...if you see Maral at UMBC decked out in Chipapalooza stuff or hanging up posters say hi!

We are definitely having Tye-dye t-shirts...oh you know the tye-dye station will be back!

Righttime Medical Care IS AMAZING and sponsored us!

Oh Chipapalooza 2010 will you be the best concert yet?!

Remember, if you want to help out EMAIL US!, we need major help day of the show and we only have two weeks left to go all out with advertising at schools and local shows!! LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT IN!

The Chipapalooza Fairy Godmother

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rolling Right Along...

We are SO EXCITED to announce

RA RA RASPUTIN as the fourth band to join the Chipapalooza lineup this year!

Check our their music at

In other news...

Our volunteer party was a smashing success!
Pizza was ate, flyers were handed out, tickets distributed. Thanks again to everyone who came out to help out before the show, and remember, if you missed the meeting email us at We'll literally come to your house!

Also, we secured another AWESOME sponsor..

Monster Energy Drink! The Monster crew will be coming to this year's show and setting up a tent, passing out free drinks...woot woot!

Three weeks and counting! Buy your tickets now!