Archive for March 2012

Brooklyn Folk Festival Fund Drive!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Hey Everybody -

We’re doing a fund drive to help produce this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Please check out the awesome silent movie (above) produced by the Jalopy Theatre for this special event!  We really need your support to help make this years festival happen.  Donations can be made through our page on Kickstarter: CLICK HERE.

Your donation gets you a variety of special items, including tickets to the festival and other special premiums!  See below for details…

Thank you.  Your host,

- Eli

Here’s all the information:

Four years ago, Eli Smith of Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Theatre and School of Music teamed up to present the Brooklyn Folk Festival. A three-day event showcasing folk music of all styles, the festival highlights local Brooklyn musicians as well as bringing in folk music from around the world.

By the second year, there were lines down the block with sold out performances every night and it was time to expand. The festival was moved from Jalopy Theatre to the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition in Red Hook for the third year.

An unexpected loss of venue this year sent us searching for a new home. The 4th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be held at 345 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Your donation will help us transform this raw space into a venue worthy of the Jalopy name!

The festival is set to be better than ever with over 30+ bands, vocal and instrument workshops, film screenings, a square dance, a special program celebrating Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday year – as well as the return of the much loved “Banjo Toss” of 2011.

Jalopy and Down Home Radio Show are committed to respectfully compensating our artists while keeping the festival tickets at an accessible price range for the public. We are also inviting 100 local students to attend the festival free of charge as an educational outreach to the community. Thus, we are raising funds to help cover artist fees, advertising, space transformation, and staff.

We believe in the power of folk music to forge community. We’ve seen it happen here at Jalopy and want to expand our reach to as many people as want to listen. Your donation will greatly help us get the word out about the festival and keep folk music alive and thriving in Brooklyn for many years to come.

Thank you so much.

See you at the Folk Fest!

- The Organizers

Pledge $10 or more

Brooklyn Folk Festival postcard, pre-stamped to send to a friend!

Pledge $25 or more

1-Day ticket to the festival + poster OR a Jalopy Theatre T-shirt!

Pledge $45 or more

2-Day ticket to the festival + poster OR a Jalopy Theatre Sweatshirt!

Pledge $60 or more

3-Day ticket to the festival + poster!

Pledge $100 or more

1 VIP Weekend Pass to the festival + poster (Includes access to private pre-festival cocktail party Friday evening, May 18th, at the venue!)

Pledge $150 or more

2 VIP Weekend Passes to the festival + posters (includes access for two to pre-festival cocktail party!)

Pledge $250 or more

1 VIP Weekend Pass to the festival PLUS entrance to one show a month at Jalopy for a year!

Pledge $500 or more

2 VIP Weekend Passes (The $150 reward) PLUS free entrance for both of you to one show a month at Jalopy for a year!

Pledge $2,000 or more

2 VIP Weekend Passes to the festival + a 4-hour open bar event rental of Jalopy Theatre! (to be redeemed within the year)

Brooklyn Folk Festival 2012: Preview Concert and Benefit!

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
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