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Art & Music Festival - 80 artists and 24 musicians sharing the common bonds of Raw Creative Energy & Crafty Resourcefulness

Good Folk Fest is an event where new materials and techniques merge with older traditions and take on the forms of art and music.  The term folk has been around for a while and has been used to describe all kinds of art and music. In the context of this festival, We are celebrating those people who might come to mind when you hear the word folk but bringing attention to those who have similar esthetics and passions,  bringing to light the parallels in thought processes, craft and creating.  How has the modern age determined the materials we use to express ourselves?  Do crafting traditions still exist and are they being handed down to future generations?

Good Folk Fest is a three-day festival of contemporary folk art that will take place from November 2-4th, 2012. Good Folk Fest happened in 2006-2008 then had a break while we searched for another venue. This year marks the return of the festival which will be held for the first time at the The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on the corner of 18th St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd. in Louisville, KY.  It will feature over 80 visual artists and 24 performers.

The goal of this kickstarter campaign is to raise the funds needed to help cover the production cost of this event. These funds combined with income from artist booth fees and ticket sales will be used to advertise the event, venue rental, audio/video needs, staging, performer fees, commemorative shirt production etc. Our goal is to raise $4000 to cover our basic needs. Any money raised over this $4000 - and any money raised through ticket sales, once all expenses are covered will go towards securing the future of Good Folk Fest 2013.

This festival is on a shoestring budget. A grassroots project.

Every little bit helps.   THANK YOU!

If you are an artist or musician that might fit within the theme of this event, please visit the festival website www.junkabillyart.com for submitting materials for consideration.

This year's artist and musician list is still growing, but here's a sample from years past... Daniel Johnston   Bryan Cunningham   Visionaries & Voices  JJ Cobb   The Smacks!   Missionary Mary Proctor   CM & Grace Kelly Laster  Buddy Nutt   John Haywood  Mad Tea Party    Chris Hubbard    Julia Sisi    Dan Torpey      Emmy Houweling   J. Marinelli   Tad DeSanto    Lori Brown    Ultra Pulverize 

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    Reward #1 Receive a piece of original art from Scott Scarboro in the form of a one of a kind refrigerator magnet (postcard sized). Plus be the first to know about Good Folk Fest 2012 and receive weekly email updates with info about the latest artist or musician that will participate in this year's event.

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    Reward # 2 Receive a CD from either Good Folk Fest 2007 or 2008 featuring music from past GFF performers. contains 24 tracks each. Or receive a Scott Scarboro's junkabilly band, Monkey Boy CD Plus reward #1

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    Reward # 3 Receive a Good Folk Fest 2012 T-shirt featuring this year's icon by artist Tad DeSanto. Plus reward #1

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    Reward # 4 Receive a "2 day pass" to Good Folk Fest and a Good Folk Fest 2012 T-shirt featuring this year's icon by artist Tad DeSanto. Plus reward #1 Savings of $5 than if you were buying tickets day of show and shirt separately

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    Special Offer-The next 30 people that pledge 35 dollars or more will receive a set of two "Wooden Robots" from a special limited edition series by artist Scott Scarboro. These robots normally retail at $20-$35 apiece and measure about 12" x 5". See a selection of previously made robots and spacers here. http://www.junkabillyart.com/robots

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    Reward # 5 Receive two "2 day pass" tickets to Good Folk Fest and two Good Folk Fest 2012 T-shirts featuring this year's icon by artist Tad DeSanto. Plus reward #1 Savings of $20 than if you were buying tickets day of show and shirts separately

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    Reward # 6 Receive 1 admittance to the "invitation only" Preview Friday, November 2 6-8pm. Exclusive event reserved for collectors, curators and artists' personal lists. Featuring special musical performances, lite hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Two drink tickets are included with this reward. Plus reward #1

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