About this project
We're now a Kickstarter Music Staff Pick!
New Stretch Goal: $5,000
Lineup for the first Subway Sets at 7:30pm on Saturday, 8/10:
One more artist to be chosen by you --- the backers of Subway Sets!!!
About Subway Sets
Once a month, Subway Sets brings the best musicians from New York's underground music scene to a rooftop above the city. We are raising funds for the first Subway Sets concert, from 7pm-11pm on Saturday, August 10th.
We're proud to be the recipient of the July grant from the NYC Awesome Foundation---thanks to this phenomenal organization, we now have $1000 to pay the musicians, rent A/V equipment, and pay a film crew to cover the event for backers outside NYC.
All we need now are funds to rent a rooftop! We have spaces lined up in Manhattan and Brooklyn that can accommodate anywhere from 100-400 people, depending on how many fans want to come. We have a space in Harlem that can accommodate 60 guests and costs $1000, all the way up to a mega space in Brooklyn that can accommodate 400 people. I have confirmed availability on several weekends in August across several different spaces.
The artists are crowdsourced by people like YOU ---simply reply @subwaysets on Twitter or Instagram with a short clip including the musician's contact info, and we'll do the legwork, selecting three artists per month and getting them onboard. Also feel free to post in the comments!
If you've ever happened to come across beautiful music somewhere you didn't expect to hear it and stood transfixed, you'll understand this project. Subway Sets seeks to capture that moment in time, and deliver it into a new environment. Instead of fleeting seconds, your favorite musicians will play full songs.
Many thanks to:
Robert Leslie (music), Derek Sexton Horani (video), LA Hall (design + branding), Christina Xu (consulting), Jesse Ozeri, (rooftop + production), Greg Miller (SpaceBar.com), Kristin Glenn, Team Hickies, Ryan Delk, Ben Reece, Jeff Rosenthal, Danny Doran, Jeff & Arielle Dantus, Max Webster, Hayden Williams, Paul Osetinsky, Danielle Hartzband, Wesley Verhoeve, Rob Pierson, Leslie Pierson, Ben Galynker, and everyone else who has helped along the way!
Risks and challenges
This is an outdoor event, and it rains in NYC during the summer! If the concert is rained out, we will reschedule for an upcoming weekend within one month.
To get the ideal space at a highly discounted rate, there is a small (less than 5%) chance we'll to change the date. If this happens, anyone unable to make the new date will be refunded, sent an awesome bumper sticker, and publicly thanked for their early support of Subway Sets.
The view might vary --- it could be more awesome (or less awesome!) than the view in the video. Because we are trying to accommodate potential backer demand by lining up multiple spaces for the first Subway Sets, we don't know where it will be. Please come for the entire experience, and to support local subway musicians!
The funding goal is set to where this could be an event with as few as 30 people...or a mega event with 500. Please keep that in mind!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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