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About this project
Who We Are....
The Jubilo Music & Arts Festival is an innovative, new, grassroots project created by veteran festival producer and director, Robyn Burkett Baker, together with a team of 10 college students, recent grads and other mega-talented young folks from the Appalachian region of Kentucky. This marginally insane pioneering team of crazies has signed on as a brave, volunteer workforce to make this great new event happen out of their love for music and their belief in Jubilo’s long term mission - to do some meaningful work in their Appalachia. Producing a festival of this size is going to be hard work, and will cost a lot of money to get started. But it’s going to be a blast – for us and especially for YOU !!
What We're Doing
We’re going to stage a great festival in Richmond, Kentucky, September 13-16, 2012! Our goal is to attract an audience of 10,000 to 25,000 crazy music fans for a great weekend of camping, visual arts, and MUSIC of all kinds. We hope to build an eclectic line-up to include approximately 60 - 75 bands, including some great nationally known headlining artists and a host of incredibly talented musicians from this region.
Over the past year or so, we’ve reached out on Facebook through two pages (Jubilo Music & Arts Festival and Jubilo Richmond) to determine the amount of interest in something like Jubilo in this area. To date, a combination of 1,382 friends and 1,712 likers have encouraged us to make the music happen! You've even given us your wish list for who you want to see at Jubilo. And you've obviously got excellent taste! You've asked for some great headliners like: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Civil Wars, Big Leg Emma, The Avett Brothers, The Barr Brothers, Cage the Elephant, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee, and a bzillion others. We've made offers for some of these bands and are talking with others every day. But NONE of them will be confirmed until we reach our goal. The really exciting thing is that the more you help us EXCEED our goal, the more nationally known headliners we'll be able to book! But here's the deal....... we really do need to HURRY! These bands are booking their tours as you're reading about this project. We need to get them before it's too late!!! (Be sure to watch for our UPDATES along the way! We'll announce our band bookings to our Kickstarters FIRST!)
Given our venue’s close proximity to Richmond, Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Knoxville, Jubilo will be a convenient destination for thousands of Happy Dancing People. With the support of live music loving students from University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, Berea College, Morehead State University, University of Louisville, Indiana University, and the many other great colleges and universities in the immediate area, we feel certain that Jubilo is going to be a fantastic success! Jubilo could very well be the last butt-kicking outdoor camping dancing get wild about some killer bands checking out all the creative arts and handcrafted goods all weekend long in September way to end the summer like you should in a state park in Kentucky music festival experience type of thing EVER! After all, it's the end of the world, right? And if the Mayans goofed up their calendar, so what! We'll just do it all again next year!
Jubilo’s objective is ambitious. But, we have the necessary experience, the know-how, and the relationships within the music festival industry to make Jubilo happen. We just have this "little" problem. There's the matter of funding to make the required deposits on some of those great headliners, lights and sound, and to secure our venue. But, in this economy, funding for creative arts projects is nearly impossible to come by – especially for a project of this size.
Kickstarter is incredible! What better way could there possibly be to bring a project like Jubilo to life? We're not going to let today's economy keep this project from happening. Instead, we're asking YOU to be a part of a great collaborative effort. That Woodstock thingy was a pretty big deal. But just think.... what if Kickstarter had been around in 1969! (We TOLD you that we're ambitious!) Be a part of making history now! Be a part of making the music happen! Be a Jubilo KICKSTARTER!!
Here’s How it Works
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing, crowd-source funding platform. You choose your rewards from the list on the right, pledge your payment, and then help spread the word about the Jubilo Music & Arts Festival! If our goal is NOT met, you’re charged NOTHING. If (when) we meet our goal, your account will be charged at the end of our campaign (April 30) and your rewards will be sent to you by the delivery date listed. AND, if you support Jubilo so much that we EXCEED our goal, then we’re going to book more and more headlining bands and add more crazy bells and whistles to your overall Jubilo experience.
What Have You Got to Lose?
In return for your pledges, Jubilo is offering some crazy cool rewards: stickers, event posters, event shirts, Kickstarter campaign shirts, hand-colored festival artwork, and other cool swag to be added along the way. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, we’re offering Jubilo Backers the exclusive reward of a limited number of FESTIVAL TICKETS at less than half price ONLY through the end of our Kickstarter campaign. It will only take 500 backers at the $50 ticket reward tier to meet our funding goal! If you help us EXCEED our goal, the bigger and better we’ll make Jubilo’s line-up! Every dollar raised on Kickstarter will go straight into making your Jubilo experience bigger and better. We’re giving YOU the opportunity to determine how big the Jubilo Music & Arts Festival will be! (Check back often for updates to include band bookings, reward pics, and more!)
So.....Best case scenario, Jubilo will be a HUGE success and we'll stage a crazy festival with great national headliners. At the very least, Jubilo will be an incredibly awesome party and you'll get to camp for three days with some fantastic regional bands for just $50 - less than it would cost you to just camp at one of Kentucky's best state parks!
Seriously........what have you got to lose? Jubilo could, quite possibily, be Kentucky's last great outdoor music event before the end of the world!
Area A (green) - Festival Field (open seating)
Area B (yellow) - VIP campground with a combination of indoor restrooms and porta potties, shower houses, AND shared water and electricity for campsites. This area has a great little park store, a playground, picnic tables, grills and more.
Area C (pink) - General admission campground under the trees. Nice shaded area with some fire rings and grills.
Area D (blue) and Area F (aqua) - primitive camping with 2 picnic shelters for all night jam sessions, convenient porta potty access and some paved parking.
Area G (purple) Day use parking OR overflow camping (depending on the size of the crowd)
Area H (lighter purple) - Day use parking
Special THANKS to Old Crow Medicine Show for granting us generous permission to use their music "Wagon Wheel" in our Kickstarter Campaign Video!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
You'll get A BIG virtual sloppy kiss without all the spit AND a shout out to you on our website and Facebook pages.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
TIER 1 - You'll get the warm fuzzies, a big shout out and a virtual smooch to you on our website and Facebook sites + a cool Jubilo Music & Arts Festival vinyl sticker.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
TIER 2 - You'll get an 11" x 17" copy of the very first EVER Jubilo Music & Arts Festival Event Poster.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
TIER 3 - Wear your true feelings on your sleeve (or actually your chest)! You'll get your choice of a Jubilo Music & Arts Festival Event Shirt OR a Jubilo Music & Arts Festival Kickstarter Campaign Shirt.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
41 backers Limited (459 left of 500)
TIER 4 - Be one of the truly Happy Dancing People (HDP)! You'll get one (1) General Admission TICKET for all 3 days of music performances (open seating) and 3 nights of tent camping in Area C, D or F. (see map below for more info) These tickets are slated to sell for as much as $110 after the pre-sale events. But only Jubilo's Kickstarters will get them at THIS price!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or more
4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)
TIER 5 - You'll get an Event Poster + one (1) General Admission Ticket (Tier 2 + Tier 4). Your poster will be shipped in May. Your ticket will be shipped in August.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $70 or more
2 backers Limited (48 left of 50)
You'll get an Event Shirt OR a Kickstarter Campaign Shirt + one (1) General Admission Ticket (Tier 3 + Tier 4) Your shirt will be shipped in May. Your ticket will be shipped in August.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $80 or more
0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)
You'll get an Event Poster + Event Shirt OR a Kickstarter Campaign Shirt + one (1) General Admission Ticket (Tier 2 + Tier 3 + Tier 4) Your shirt and poster will be shipped in May. Your ticket will be shipped in August.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $85 or more
7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)
TIER 8 - Be an EXTREME HDP! You'll get one (1) VIP Ticket for camping in Area B (indoor restrooms, showers, shared electricity and water hookups with each site) plus admission to all music performances (open seating). These tickets will sell for as much as $135 after the pre-sale events. Neck brace not included.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $85 or more
1 backer Limited (24 left of 25)
You'll get one (1) copy of the very first edition Jubilo Music & Arts Festival 2012 Hardback Book, signed by all the members of Jubilo's staff of crazies. The book will include event photos, interviews with bands and random HDPs plus a Behind the Scenes Video on DVD recorded during the event.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)
You'll get one (1) VIP Ticket + One Shirt (Tier 3 + Tier 8) Shirt to be delivered in May. Ticket to be delivered in August.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)
BOOTH SPACES FOR ORGANIZATIONS – Newly added: You’ll get a 10 ft by 10 ft booth space for your organization. You bring the tent, tables and your organization’s wares. We’ll supply the ground to set it all up on adjacent to our audience seating area! First come, first serve on location. Booth spaces come with space for one (1) vehicle and tickets for two (2) booth workers. If needed, additional tickets must be purchased via Tier 4 above. If you need more space, let us know, and we’ll tell you by how much to increase your pledge. Contracts/confirmation to be mailed to you in early May. Only available through Kickstarter at this price!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
The REALLY VIP ticket! You'll get one (1) VIP Ticket + One (1) Shirt (Tier 3 + Tier 8) PLUS you get to name one of our camping pods (nothing profane, please) PLUS you can hang out BACKSTAGE with us and meet your favorite musicians. If you're really nice, we'll even let you introduce your favorite band on our stage (first come, first serve on band intro choices)! Your shirt will be delivered in May. Your ticket will be delivered in August.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
You'll get one (1) hand-colored 11" x 17" (approx) Event Poster, signed and numbered by the artist. Only 5 of these will be released to the public!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
FOOD VENDOR SPACES - Newly added: Feed the masses on one of our designated vending sites with electrical hook-ups for the entire festival weekend! Vendors must comply with all local health department and other regulations. Standard festival rules requiring neat, clean, vending trucks/tents, set up and tear down times, and all that jazz apply. Vendor spaces come with space for one (1) vehicle and tickets for two (2) vendor workers. If needed, additional tickets must be purchased at the half price rate via Tier 4 above. Contracts/confirmation to be mailed to you in early May. Only 10 of these spots available through Kickstarter at this price!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $350 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
You'll get one (1) set of four (4) hand-colored Jubilo Music & Arts Festival Trees. This will be one of only two sets created for release to the public.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer All gone!
You'll get one (1) REALLY VIP ticket (Tier 11) + one Jubilo Music & Arts Festival Event Shirt signed by every musician who performs on our 2012 stages + one Jubilo Staff Shirt signed by all of Jubilo's charter staff members (this will REALLY be valuable someday!). The signed shirts will be the only ones on the whole planet released to the public! We're also going to include "This Thing" from our video. We'll decorate it with all kinds of crazy Jubilo memorabilia and give it to you at the festival! Don't forget, you have to wear it! Ticket to be delivered in August. "This Thing" to be delivered at the event. Signed shirt and staff shirt to be delivered at the end of the event or shortly thereafter.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE BLUEGRASS Sponsorship - You'll get your company's name and logo splashed all over our websites AND TWENTY TICKETS for all three days of music for your employees or clients!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)
THE KENTUCKY COFFEE TREE Sponsorship - You'll get your company name and logo on our stage banners and websites PLUS FIFTY general admission tickets for all three days of music for your employees or clients. You'll also get 2 VIP tickets with preferred parking AND access to our backstage hospitality area to meet and greet our performers!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
THE MOUNTAIN OF MUSIC Sponsorship - You'll get your company's name and logo in BIG print on our stage banners AND we'll say lots of really nice things about you from our stages AND we'll splash you all over our websites. You'll also get ONE HUNDRED TICKETS for all three days of music for your employees or clients AND FOUR VIP tickets with preferred parking AND access to our backstage hospitality area to meet and greet our performers!Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
THE PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP - You'll get your company's name and logo in REALLY BIG PRINT on our stage banner telling all the world that the Jubilo Music & Arts Festival is being presented by YOU! Your company name and logo will be also be listed on Jubilo's event t-shirts, on all printed promo of the event, on our websites, and we'll sing your praises in any on-air promo we can get! But wait....we're not finished!!! You'll also receive TWO HUNDRED TICKETS for all three days of music for your employees and clients AND SIX VIP tickets with preferred parking AND access to our backstage hospitality area to meet and greet our performers! But best of all, you'll have our undying love and good wishes and you'll be doing something really great for Kentucky and LIVE MUSIC AND ARTS!Estimated delivery:
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