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Mocha Moo claims it’s â€Å"the smallest music festival in the world”

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This year Mocha Moo has featured 42 local artists on its music stage and hundreds at its weekly open mic night. As a way of thanking these artists for sharing their talent, and as a way of supporting local children during the holidays, Mocha Moo owners Jay and Gwen Inokuchi will host the biggest little benefit concert of the year on Sunday, Nov. 4.

“This is my way of saying thank you,” explains Jay Inokuchi. “It’s hard for the artists to get together because they are always gigging. This is a chance for them to hang out together, collaborate and set up gigs together.”

Before the festival begins, there will be a special private luncheon just for the performers.

The festival opens to the public at 2 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to Fort Lewis’ 4th Striker Brigade Rear Detachment to fund a holiday event for dependent children called Winterfest. Inokuchi says he feels strongly about giving to this fund because some of these children will be apart from one (or both) of their parents because the 4th Brigade is currently deployed to Iraq.

There will be two stages running simultaneously with acoustic music — one in the front of the coffee shop and one in the back room where they hold open mic night every Friday.

Every hour there will be raffle drawings with various prizes including four iPod Nano’s. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a very special drawing just for the musicians where one lucky winner will receive $1,500 toward the manufacturing costs of their next album. Guests can increase the odds for their favorite Moozeke Ultraminifest artist by mentioning the artist’s name when purchasing tickets to the festival.

Tickets can be purchased at Mocha Moo during business hours or online by e-mailing here to request tickets be held and paid for at will call. When e-mailing, please include your name, phone number, favorite Moozeke Ultraminifest performer’s name, and the number of tickets you are requesting.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and include a 15-song compilation CD featuring several of the artists performing at Moozeke Ultraminifest.

[Mocha Moo, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-7 p.m. 3810 Steilacoom Blvd., Lakewood, 253.584.1565]

The performers


Kurt Lindsay 2 p.m., Jennifer Spector 2:20 p.m., Brandt O’Brien 2:40 p.m., Jerin Falkner 3 p.m., John Hoover 3:20 p.m., Dave Barfield 3:40 p.m., Tin Man 4 p.m., Mary Win 4:20 p.m., Roy Douglas 4:40 p.m., Keith Reid 5:40 p.m., Voxxy Vallejo 6 p.m., Joel Hagman 6:20 p.m., Mismatch 6:40 p.m.


Dustin Laffery 2 p.m., Thom and Randall Walker 2:20 p.m., Merideth Connie 2:40 p.m., Tee 3 p.m., Jeanlizabeth 3:20 p.m., Scott Andrew 3:40 p.m., Remote Impact 4 p.m., Steve and Kristi Nebel 4:20 p.m., Acoustic Cheese 4:40 p.m., Jane C 5 p.m., Allan Boothe 5:40 p.m., LD Larrivee 6 p.m., Knowmadz 6:20 p.m.

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