In addition to writing and performing her own music, Bird is an active arts advocate. In July 2010, Bird and friends successfully built the largest independent eclectic music festival her hometown had ever seen. With over 140 artists including Shout Out Out Out Out, Dustin Bentall, Wood Pigeon and Cadence Weapon, 23 venues and two massive street stages, SOS Fest was born. As SOS Fest’s founding Producer and Director, Bird was honored to be part of the inaugural year.
Bird has since worked in marketing for the Art Gallery of Alberta and continually works with March Music and the School of Song, Alberta Culture Days and the Edmonton Chamber Music Society. She helps organize hundreds of performance opportunities for artists every year.
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society
Bird currently acts as the Season Manager for the ECMS regular operating season and Festival Director for the ECMS Summer Solstice Festival.
MARCH MUSIC AND THE SCHOOL OF SONG:
Bird is a Senior Mentor and Project Manager for March Music and the School of Song. In 2012/2013, Bird helped March Music organize over 100 showcases at the Edmonton International Airport, the Canmore Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and schools across Alberta.
ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS:
In 2013/2014, Bird organized over 40 showcases for musicians across Alberta as part of Alberta Culture Days.