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Crucialfest is a hard-hitting rock festival in SLC. It's goal is to stimulate local music and promote it nationally

Salt Lake City’s independent music festival:

Crucialfest is on a mission to promote local music nationally, and bring in badass bands from out of town. In the process we hope to provide Salt Lake-ians with a memorable experience and a dose of Salt Lake City pride. Please show your support by donating today!

(& Check out the rewards we’re offering, we think they’re rather decent.)

CrucialFest 3 runs June 26-29 at venues across the SLC-metro area including all age hot spots Kilby Court and The Shred Shed, and hipster favorites Urban Lounge and Bar Deluxe. It features 68 performers in a range of genres with an emphasis on down-tuned rock and roll varieties  and hip hop. The event culminates in an all day street fair where local artists, businesses, and performers come together to celebrate the unique culture of our city.

Crucial Fest bridges the gap between the arts and the public:

CrucialFest highlights the unique culture and talent of Salt Lake City. By providing local artists and musicians with an audience we encourage both parties to be active participants in our community. The result is a stronger dialogue between social groups and a spirit of unity among subcultures. CrucialFest expands on traditional ideas of art space. In years past we’ve accomplished this by hosting a daylong event at Liberty Park where we showcased musicians, artists, crafters, businesses, and food trucks. This year we plan to throw a similar day-event on Exchange Place. We promote the arts of Salt Lake City not only to its citizens, but also to the rest of the nation. We invite 10-25 regional performers to attend each year and as a result we’ve seen growth in national attendance and improved Salt Lake’s reputation as a hub for music lovers.

A unique boost to our economy:

CrucialFest stimulates independent businesses, artists and musicians, and city development. Graphic artists, production companies, print shops, music venues, and record stores benefit from CrucialFest. Bands and artists are compensated for their performances and given the chance to sell merchandise, gain fans, and develop their craft. As mentioned, this year we will invite people to experience our new favorite area for music in Salt Lake, Exchange Place. This will boost awareness of the area, making it a more attractive place to do business.

Why use kickstarter?

Funds generated from kickstarter will help us expand Crucialfest 3 in a number of significant ways, by enabling us to:

1)Avoid turning to national, corporate sponsors for funding

2)Keep ticket prices low

3)Fund and throw a day-market event on Exchange place Saturday, 6/29

4)Pay bands what we think their performances are really worth

5)Invite more notable regional talent

6)& Otherwise cover our costs, which primarily consist of performance payouts, venue rentals, advertising, marketing, promotional materials, merchandise, graphic design, permitting, insurance, and last but not least, our time

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge is expanding the festival to have a regional following in the western US. We hope to accomplish this by doing what we can year by year to bring on higher caliber performers, both local and regional, and let them attract an audience. Whatever other challenges may arise, we are committed and determined to meet them. We have our time, our experience, and our community to aid us!

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    Get an exclusive Crucialfest 3 screen printed poster signed by local artist, Paden Bischoff (please see FAQ for an important note on reward structure)

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    Get a screen printed Crucialfest Tee shirt!

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    Super Early Bird Special! Get a Crucialfest wristband (reg. $30) good for entry to all Crucialfest showcases (70+ bands). See http://www.crucialfest.com for show schedule.

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    Get an exclusive Crucialfest 3 screen printed poster signed by local artist Paden Bischoff AND a screen printed Crucialfest Tee shirt!

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    Early Bird Special! Get a Crucialfest wristband (Reg. $30) good for entry to all Crucialfest showcases (70+ bands). See http://www.crucialfest.com for show schedule.

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    Crucialfest All Access Wristband! Get a Crucialfest wristband good for entry to all Crucialfest showcases (70+ bands). See http://www.crucialfest.com for show schedule.

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    Crucial Combo! Get a Crucialfest wristband for entry to all CF shows, a screen printed Crucialfest Tee shirt, and a screen printed Crucialfest poster.

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    Reward 2+: a Crucialfest 3 all access wristband/ticket good for entry to all 10 shows to see all 68 bands

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    Reward 3+: we will include your first and last name on an 8 by 4 foot banner that says "THANK YOU!" which will be present each day of Crucialfest at various venues. We will also make it a point to thank you publicly in a variety of ways and give you free Exigent Records T-Shirt

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    Reward 3+: An Exigent Records T-shirt. We will make you or your company an official "Killer Sponsor" of Crucialfest 3 and you receive the following benefits: · Logo or full name on CF T-shirts (~200), promo posters (~500), flyer/schedule cards (~2000), and sponsor banner · Online Blast: Logo or full name on exigentrecords.com & crucialfest.com, sponsor listing and shout outs on twitter feeds, Exigent SLC Facebook, and FB event page · Outreach opportunity with CF crowd including: Mention/thanks from stage, and stage spots (15 seconds/ea) · 2 Free Tickets (retail $30/ea)

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    Reward 3+: One Exigent Records T-shirt, We will make you or your company an official "CRUCIAL Sponsor" of Crucialfest 3 and you receive the following benefits: · Logo or full name (preferred placement/larger size) on CF T-shirts (~200), promo posters (~500), screen-printed souvenir posters (~150), flyer/schedule cards (~2000), sponsor banner, wristband/tickets (~1500), and print advertisement · Online Blast: Logo or full name and ad space on exigentrecords.com & crucialfest.com, sponsor listing and shout outs on CF press releases, twitter feeds, and relevant Facebook pages · Outreach opportunity with CF crowd including: Mention/thanks from stage, space for info, promotional materials, & merchandise at CrucialFest merchandise table, and stage spots (30 seconds/ea) · 5 Free Tickets (retail $30/ea) WE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU FREE TICKETS TO CRUCIALFEST FOR LIFE AS WELL AS FULL ACCESS TO FREE COPIES AND DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE EXIGENT RECORDS RELEASES... FOR LIFE!

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