OHIO RIVER TRAIL COUNCIL
Artists & Bands
You are cordially invited to perform at the Ohio River Trail Council Gear & Cheer Music Festival.
Just imagine a multi-use trail along the Ohio River! The Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, volunteer-led, public benefit corporation comprised of business and civic leaders, interested property owners, and community residents. The Ohio River Trail Council’s goal is to promote and protect a continuous corridor of natural and cultural resources along the Ohio River and its tributaries, as well as honor our past and build our future by providing recreation opportunities, environmental stewardship, land conservation, heritage development, safe transportation networks, and economic stimulus to our region.
The Ohio River Trail Council Music Festival is a fundraising event where all of the proceeds are used for the development of a forty-mile multi-use land and water trail system along the Ohio River and its tributaries, known as the Ohio River Trail in southwestern Pennsylvania.As a tool for ecology and the environment, the Ohio River Trail will preserve the natural landscape, safeguard wildlife diversity, and provide vital habitat corridors thereby providing opportunities for bicycling, hiking, paddling, birding, butterflying, deer spotting, fishing or enjoying the spring wildflowers or the peak autumn colors.
Our Bands are volunteers who are dedicated individuals that have a sincere concern for the welfare of others and the environment. They are serving others by supporting our cause without expecting anything in return. Nonetheless, the Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) will provide you with a complimentary event tickets except for the cornhole tournament and a 15’ x 20’ area to setup a merch table and booth to sell merchandise during the festival. Your welcome to sell CDs, posters, stickers, buttons, and clothing. Wearable merchandise includes T-shirts, baseball or trucker caps, hoodies, baby doll shirts, long sleeve T's, and skullies. Each band is to bring advertising signage and banners as well as furnish tables, chairs, tents, extension cords and power surge protectors for the event. However, the ORTC may be able to provide assistance with any of the above by request. In addition, the ORTC is providing a complimentary ticket to any of the pay events, including beer and wine tasting, for each band member, manager and guest. Each volunteer also receives a festival t-shirt and tasting glass.
The ORTC is an organization committed to excellence, with a clear vision and a passion for delivering outstanding results. Our members and volunteers who donate their time and talents say they feel rewarded many times over for the help they provide in making a difference in the lives of others. Their personal participation in our projects creates a sense of ownership and promotes civic pride.
Would you like to help us make a difference? We need people like you to guarantee a bright future for our rivers, forests, and towns!
Download the Gear & Cheer Music Festival Band Registration.