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A Summer social affair toasting to F. Scott Fitzgerald and to the roaring 20’s era.

On Saturday August 17th, 2013 from 11am - 7pm on the lawn of the James J. Hill House.

Spend a summer afternoon transformed into the era of the roaring 1920s. The 2013 Fitzgerald Social Razz is a social affair where people can delight in authentic ‘20s fashion, music, history, dancing, and drink.

Held on the expansive lawn of the James J. Hill house on St. Paul’s historic Summit Avenue, fine folks can mingle over mutual appreciation for a classy time in our past. Vintage clad revelers will picnic in the image of the Jazz Era social elite.

Tickets

Fellas, flappers and tots welcomed! The Fitzgerald Social Razz is a family-friendly outdoor event with tickets available to the general public. You can reserve your ticket right here on kickstarter by pledging $12 dollars. Children under 12 get in free!

Your wristband to the Fitzgerald Social Razz is valid for the entire day of music featuring the bands below. It will also get you a free tour of the James J. Hill House! 

Funds from kickstarter pledges will go towards the space rental, amenities on the lawn, entertainment, and attractions and activities.

Music

Live music at the Fitzgerald Social Razz will include the Brass Messengers Band, Dick and Jane's Brass Band, Como Ave Jug Band, Papa John Kolstad, Zacc Harris, and Black Audience.

Activities

Attractions at the Razz will include photo booth installations which will be designed and created by local artists with a 1920's theme.  Each instillation will be interactive and will be open to the attendees to take their photos as souvenirs from their Fitzgerald Social Razz experience. Lawn Games such as badminton, croquette, and English skittles will be on the lawn.

Entertainment and players will be present to provide historical information about F. Scott Fitzgerald and of the time period.  Ever wonder what St. Paul was like in the 1920's?

Rewards

Our lovely tote bags!

Limited edition screen printed poster by Luci Kandler.

Proof of Success 

The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island in New York has proven to be a wild success over the past seven years. This summer will be the first year the event is booked for two non-consecutive weekends. This unique event sold out last year.

The Twin Cities have vibrant music and literary scenes, which make them a perfect place to hold the Fitzgerald Social Razz, an event that will take what was successful about the Jazz Age Lawn Party and tailor it to the Twin Cities’ distinct culture. Last year, the St. Paul Jazz Festival attracted nearly 450,000 people. Highlighting, history, culture, and art, this event brings all walks of life together to appreciate jazz music in downtown St. Paul. The Jazz Festival is a unique event that has proven to be successful year after year.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Event planning involves accounting for everything. Being prepared for unplanned occurrences(that usually happen last minute) is essential to a successful event. We aim to have a "rain plan" for most of the situations that could arise with things like permits, vendors, entertainment, and of course rain!

With this being the Fitzgerald Social Razz's inaugural year being prepared for these situations and communicating the right information to the right people is top priority. Which means, we'll have you covered even if it does rain!

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