Annual Festival Calls for Volunteers

Erie, PA, July 11, 2009 --( The 17th Annual Erie Art Museum Blues and Jazz Festival, August 1 and 2 at Frontier Park, is looking for volunteers to assist staff with the organization and production of the region’s most dynamic musical event.

Sam Ansbro, volunteer coordinator, said that around 100 volunteers are needed to help with the overall production of the Festival. They will assist with activities such as assisting visitors at the information tent, selling merchandise, gathering donations, and working with the bands backstage.

To become an Erie Art Museum Blues and Jazz Festival volunteer please call 459-5477 and ask for Sam, or e-mail

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at or call (814) 459-5477.

Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche