We did it... with your help!
Wow. We have been overwhelmed by the experience of this year’s festival - it has been such a coming together of community, starting with the Kickstarter and continuing through everyone... Read more
The FORWARD FESTIVAL is this weekend!
We are so excited... the festival is happening this weekend!
We want to thank all of the amazing music lovers who made this possible...without You, this would not be happening!... Read more
Forward Festival 2016 official program!
Hello! The official program for the 2016 edition of the Forward Festival is now ready! See it here http://www.577records.com/forwardfestival/
We are so excited! We are so grateful! This wouldn’t have... Read more
Forward Festival 2016... mixtape!
Hello! We are getting ready... the festival is only 5 weeks away!
The festival's mixtapeis ready and if you have pledged towards it we are sending it out to... Read more
Remembering Connie Crothers - Update
We are still trying to process Connie’s passing. It’s very hard for us all but we wanted to give you an update.
Connie Crother’s band will perform a set at... Read more
Connie Crothers: Celebrate her life and art
We are so sad to learn that Connie Crothers passed yesterday. She would have performed with her quartet on this year’s festival. We will do our best to celebrate her... Read more
The second shipment of rewards
Hello hello hello!
The second shipment of rewards just left Brooklyn! This is exciting! Thanks for your support and we hope you’ll enjoy your reward!
The Forward Festival... Read more
Please Mr. Postman
Look out for the postman! The first few packages have been shipped today. Yours might be on its way, if not it will be soon!
The Forward Festival... Read more
The Forward Festival 2016 is funded!
Yes! Yes! Yes! The FORWARD FESTIVAL has successfully raised $7,774 via Kickstarter. Thanks so much to the 117 backers who believe in the second edition of our festival! We are... Read more
Thanks so much everybody
Thanks so much everybody... we have reached our goal.
If any extra money comes in, at this point, we will invite more musicians to participate!
Polly, Federico, Alberto, Teresa
Wow, what a rollercoaster the fund raising campaign for our festival has been!
We are $869 away from our goal. If we don’t reach our goal by tonight we lose... Read more
This is global
With 38 hours to the end of the campaign and $1582 to reach our goal, we would like to thank the amazing folks who have donated already.
We are bringing... Read more
Big thanks to all the wonderful folks who have donated so far! Only 3 days left to raise $2041 to reach the goal or lose it all!
We... Read more
Hello! Only 7 days left to the end of our Kickstarter campaign and we are at 56%… Kickstarter is all or nothing… Are we going to make it? Hard to... Read more
Woo! Two new rewards! Limited edition audio cassettes!
Two new rewards! Yes!
1-Most compact discs from our label 577 Records are 50% OFF! By pledging $8 you get one CD, free US shipping, together with a Thank You note!
2-Pledge... Read more
A new reward! Amazing original artwork!
We have a new reward for your pledges! Wow! Thanks MP Landis for your amazing contribution!
"I am offering original pieces from my wd series for pledges of $750 or... Read more
More and more amazing bands confirming!
Wow. These fantastic bands just confirmed their participation in our festival.
*Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, William Parker, Federico Ughi
Daniel Carter (winds, piano)
Watson Jennison (winds, piano)
William Parker (bass)... Read more
Festival program update... Connie Crothers Quartet! Ancestral Duo! New Reward!
Hello! More and more fantastic bands are confirming!
The legendary Connie Crothers will bring her fabulous quartet to our festival!
The up and coming bass player from New Orleans via... Read more
Gabriele Meirano - from Shanghai to New York
Gabriele Meirano (China) will be performing at the Forward Festival 2016. This incredible piano player will travel all the way from Shanghai to present his new album New Vintage Sessions... Read more