Musical Saw Festival Press Release

Contact: Morgan Cowin

Come to the 33rd Annual International Musical Saw Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2012, in and near beautiful Santa Cruz, California (which is about 2 hours south of San Francisco).
The Festival starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 with a free acoustic jam near the world’s only life-sized bronze statue of a saw player, in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz (1520 Pacific Avenue). At 6 p.m. Saturday, the cutting-edge fun moves to the outer parking lot of Roaring Camp in Felton, just seven miles north of Santa Cruz, for a free potluck dinner and jam.
The Festival’s big events begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Roaring Camp, when the world’s greatest saw players join other acoustic musicians in a variety of musical performances. You’ll hear bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, blues, classical works and show tunes (though, oddly enough, no heavy metal) throughout the day. The forecast also includes outbreaks of spontaneous acoustic jams at any time.
The International Musical Saw Contest (the Saw-Off) is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Later that afternoon, around 3 p.m., is the Presentation of Awards, followed by the Chorus of the Saws, when up to 50 saw players attempt to play in unison. At 4 p.m., for those who want to learn to play music that really has some teeth in it, there’s a free Musical Saw Workshop.
From beginning to end, the Saw Festival is free, and fun for the whole family. For more information, check out, or Produced by volunteers of the International Musical Saw Association, this event is sponsored in part by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and KUSP Public Radio. Come to the 33rd annual Musical Saw Festival, and say you saw it here first!
I hope to meet some of you at the International Musical Saw Festival, produced by the International Musical Saw Association (IMSA) completely by volunteers. It’s a FUN event!!! If you have any questions you can email me directly at:

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