Rock Boat Benefit w/ Big Wu

Rock the Boat: A Benefit for Linwood/Monroe A+ School

The Big Wu
Come cruise the beautiful Mississippi on August 15, 2008 and rock out to The Big Wu, God Johnson, White Iron Band and Pert' Near Sandstone aboard two historic Padelford River Boats, The Betsey and The Anson Northrup, that will be connected to make one super-vessel. Each boat has two decks which will create two separate concert areas along with two lounge areas and four bars. Rock Boat attendees will be able to pass between the boats with ease. The boats are covered and the event is rain-or-shine. Pre-cruise BBQ will begin at 6 p.m. The boats load at 9 p.m. sharp and cruise the Mississippi until 1:30 a.m. Shuttles and taxi cabs will be available after the cruise returns. Only 650 tickets available! 100% of the net proceeds will be used to rebuild the music and art program of Linwood/Monroe A+ School in St. Paul.

Rock Boat I: A Benefit for Linwood/Monroe A+ School
Friday, August 15
9 p.m.
Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN

The Big Wu & Friends
God Johnson
White Iron Band
Pert' Near Sandstone
*Celebrity Skipper TBA

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[Published on: 5/30/08]

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Chaloupka starstarstarstar Fri 5/30/2008 10:02AM
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Sounds like fun!

C00lmike Fri 5/30/2008 10:50AM
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House of Wu!

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/30/2008 11:12AM
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These guys rock out! I hope they start touring again. has some killer shows by them. "Kangaroo" makes me want to jump on a pogo stick....

mfgoof Fri 5/30/2008 11:52AM
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If this is the same cruise that the Minnesota Vikings used a couple of years ago, count me in!!!

Hippie_RN starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/30/2008 01:45PM
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the wu have written some good ass songs, and could really lay it down in their day. had myself many a good times w the wu, seems like long ago their 'family reunion' brought the the likes of sts9, ymsb, um, galactic, and more to the woods in western wisconsin. that was friggin sweet.

krizaster Fri 5/30/2008 02:11PM
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I hear that, those Family Reunions were my favorite festivals. Great vibes, and great music. The Wu definitely had a way of booking really great bands, many of whom would later become huge in the festival scene. I'm glad they are still playing some shows. I always hoped they would get back in the zone and start kicking ass again. Its not too late!

Cola21 Fri 5/30/2008 02:13PM
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The this a resurrection? Doubt it, but it would be nice

Ston starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/31/2008 08:28AM
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I'm glad there are a few peeps here that remember those old days. Well, not old, but 10 or so years ago. The Wu have a huge following around here, but I have always felt never got the credit they deserved nationally. Not to mention, they toured like mofo's! I haven't seen the 5-piece since their "Goodbye" shows in '06 and those were the best shows I think I've ever seen them play. Like I've heard, things get better with age. Summer shows are coming together nicely!

On a side note, great choice in Linwood Elementary. They really need the help. Keep this great school alive!

FatEleBass Sat 5/31/2008 08:41AM
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The Big Wu is still playing, eh?

Hell yeah.

Hope they tour soon.

2Heavy starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/31/2008 10:06AM
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Break out your red sneakers, sounds like a tour is developing.

Where did I park my... car?

terrapin30 Sat 5/31/2008 12:07PM
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Would love to hear about a WU Tour!!

cam0083 starstarstarstarstar Sat 5/31/2008 01:19PM
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Any time I see the Big Wu and God Johnson on the same bill i get excited because that means there is always a possibility of Jason getting back on stage with the Wu. Their never as good as a four piece as they are/were with him leading the way on guitar and the Family Reunions were by far the best way to start off a summer!!! Count me in!

phamilyman Sun 6/1/2008 06:11PM
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Let us not forget The Big Wu were the very first band to play at Bonnaroo #1. Now I must go hop around my back yard.

BrewCrew420 Sun 6/1/2008 06:30PM
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looks great too bad I am in Florida

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wow. wu lives??

tmweber95 starstarstar Mon 6/2/2008 06:37AM
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They are by no way going on tour any time soon. However, they did return for a nice Memorial weekend show at Harmony Park. Always a treat to see the Wu under the shady oaks on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Jason sat in for the show... so YEAH!

Make Believers>Waiting for the Bus>Make Believers,Save Our Ship,The Ocean

Texas Fireball,Kick in the Head,Ring of Fire,House of Wu,Red Sky,Funky Bug

DAMONCORY starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/2/2008 07:23AM
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Im In! All four of these bands put on a good show, check em out.

This is going to be a fun night!!

Chaloupka Mon 6/2/2008 12:13PM
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As strange as it may feel, last night's events were real. Just say when, and we'll do it again.

lovelight64 Tue 6/3/2008 06:43AM
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Sounds splendid!! I was rooting for this idea-MN Jam cruise-for years especially since Katrina-for a benefit. How about one with the Radiators and the Wu bands! All the way to New Orleans! So why'd you have to schedule this when I can't come:( So hope to have another one. Great ticket price too. Enjoy dancin on that good old river!! Love Wu< C Lee

PS Great to see you guys back at the Park!

thatonewhowas starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/3/2008 11:26AM
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Hey... this is Jason from Big Wu and God Johnson.

This event will sell out. So, please get yer boarding passes early:

I can't wait. All four bands are donating all their time. All the proceeds go to benefit music education in Minnesota.

A paddleboat evening party cruise down the Mississippi with all of our friends, all in the name of doing some good for kids who need music in their school?


Chaloupka Thu 6/5/2008 01:52PM
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^^^^Yo Flad! You rock!


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