We are raising funds to cover costs for the A2 JAZZ FEST on 9/10/16 from Noon-8pm, a free, open to the public outdoor jazz festival at the West Park Band Shell in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Costs include musician compensation, rental fee for use of the band shell and city park facilities, as well as advertising and operations costs (posters, sound equipment, clean up, etc).
Nestled in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, the A2 JAZZ FEST will light up the historic West Park Band Shell on Saturday September 10, 2016 with an eclectic line-up of some of Ann Arbor’s most exciting Jazz performers, representing a multi-generational commitment to the art of Jazz music. The A2 JAZZ FEST mission is to showcase and promote jazz by presenting live performances of original compositions and jazz standards by Michigan based artists. Organized by Ann Arbor bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and a small band of area musicians, (http://www.davesharp.com) the A2 JAZZ FEST grew out of the weekly jazz series at the Old Town Tavern in downtown Ann Arbor, that began in November of 2014. The festival will be open and free to the public, has permit approval from the city of Ann Arbor and is currently seeking volunteers. The A2 JAZZ FEST will fund artist compensation via crowd funding online at kickstarter.com, and has partnered with the non-profit arts organization ARTRAIN to accept tax-deductible donations from individuals, organizations and local businesses. ARTRAIN is an Ann Arbor based non-profit arts organization that has delivered world-class arts and cultural exhibitions and education programs to under-resourced communities throughout the United States. Winner of the National Medal for Museum Service, Artrain's mission is to use the power of arts and culture to transform lives, organizations and communities. http://artrainusa.org/donate.asp This free music event will showcase Ann Arbor student jazz ensembles on a side stage, a variety of local food vendors and a program book featuring the performing musicians and acknowledging festival supporters. http://www.a2jazzfest.com http://www.artrainusa.org Google Map LINK to West Park Band Shell 215 Chapin St, Ann Arbor, MI https://goo.gl/maps/fva1mJq5Uy72 Contact Dave Sharp for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.davesharp.com
Risks and challenges
One risk for this project is bad weather, which could change our plans for the festival. We have an alternate date and location for the event in case we get rained out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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