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Help support the Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest! The GFY Festival will be a showcase of local musicians in Brooklyn on August 20, 2011.

Go Folk Yourself (GFY) is a Music Video Newsblog that promotes independent artists in Brooklyn. We are a volunteer organization that has organized over 15 shows in the past year, and now we want to throw a festival! The Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest will be an all day event, free to the public.

Here is a brief reel showcasing what we have done this past year - http://bit.ly/ivFlzk.

We believe in free access to music, and provide a platform for independent and folk musicians to play for the public. Every show we produce is posted online, and we believe that the GFY Summer Fest is an opportunity for us to attract some of the best local independent acts, and play them all back for you.

The festival will be held in Williamsburg’s Cooper Park. Along with two stages will be local vendor booths selling food and merchandise. The music will play all afternoon while families or music fans can enjoy and eat. We are asking you to help us pay for Park Permits and Fees. We are a not-for-profit group of volunteers that covers all production costs, but we need help with the $5,500 that’s required to rent and insure a park for a day.

Every act at the GFY will be filmed, and we’ll post it online for everyone to see. We hope the Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest turns out to be a great showcase of independent treblemakers, and we appreciate your help.

Here's our budget breakdown:

$2,200-2,500, for our park permit. Our application is in the last stages of processing, we'll update as we get there.

$750 for a special event insurance policy.

$250 for generator rentals.

$200 for Equipment Transportation.

$250 for our staging areas.

$600 for security. 

$500 for port-o-potty rentals.

$200 for promotional material

$100 for diesel. 

$220 for dedicated master hard drives to carry the content for the festival. 

The proceeds from the festival will go to maintaining our organization so we can keep throwing events and promoting independent music artists. Thank you all for the support!

Email GFYnewsletter@gmail.com to join our newsletter. Get updates on the acts TBA.

Check out our site - www.folkyourself.com and youtube page - www.youtube.com/folkyourself.

Thanks for your donation!

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    Thanks for all of your support! Every bit counts - come to the show!

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    Get a link to a 5 song EP download showcasing a couple our favorite bands that we have recorded this past year! We will email you a download link.

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    We will ship you an full CD of with more songs that we have recorded in the past year with album artwork! Plus a link to a video download from one of our shows! Stream it on your own computer and take it with you.

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    For a limited time we are going to mail you a copy of our Best Of DVD, a handmade screen-printed tee-shirt, and a link to the download of our album!

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    A best of DVD shipped to your house! Plus we will send you a link to a digital download for the album we created.

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    A headshot session with one of our profession photographers (for people living within an hour travel radius of NYC since we don't have cars...) Also, the Best of DVD and a link to download the album.

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    A free booth at our festival and everything else mentioned above (minus the headshot session), plus a limited edition tee-shirt that we will screen-print with our own hands showcasing your support!

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    Our shooting team (complete with 2 HD cameras, camera operators, sound recording, and production staff) will film a full musical set of your band's next gig. Please note that this incentive does not include sound or video editing. All raw footage will be turned over to the band for their personal use.

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    Full video editing services for any one project 10 min in length or less by our expert editing team. This includes an assembly of the raw footage, one rough cut, up to 2 re-edits, and color correction. Sound mastering not included.

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    Our shooting team (complete with 2 HD cameras, camera operators, sound recording, and production staff) will film a musical set of your band's next gig. In addition, we will edit video and master sound for one song of your band's choosing.

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    Thanks so much!! We will fly you to the festival if you live in the continental United States, and you'll get a shout-out at the show. Plus one of the $1,000 incentives and everything else mentioned.

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    You have funded our festival and are an amazing person!! You will get everything we have mentioned, including the flight to the show. Also, I think a few of us might just fall in love with you.

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