WHAT WE DO
Welcome to our campaign to fund the fourth edition of the Forward Festival, a yearly music event happening in Brooklyn, New York. We began the Forward Festival in 2015 to celebrate the legendary musician Daniel Carter on his 70th birthday. Ornette Coleman passed away that same year, and we felt it was more important than ever to get artists and audience together for a special event.
So far every edition of the Forward Festival has been a great success. The hard work everyone has put into making the shows happen has paid off with a big turn out and great reviews but most importantly, with a lot of fantastic music from artists like Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, William Parker, the late great Connie Crothers, Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein, Tobias Wilner, Paul Flaherty, Don McKenzie’s project Silenced feat. Vernon Reid, Stelios Mihas, Jeff Snyder, and G. Calvin Weston from Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band and award winning L’Rain.
WHEN and WHERE
December 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.
So far The Forward Festival has been made possible thanks to sponsors and Kickstarter campaigns like this one, funded by people like you.
In a world that is increasingly virtual, we need to get together to hear authentic, creative music played live by real people more than ever. This is our mission. Join us now! Donate!
Support the festival now and get fantastic rewards! From advance festival tickets to a live set dedicated to you at the festival, to a short live music performance posted on Youtube, to a private concert in your own home, to limited edition vinyl. Yes! Pick a vinyl LP or CD from 577 Records www.577records.com an independent record label, associated with the festival that has a catalog of more than 40 albums featuring music by legendary musicians.
DONATE OR SHARE
Donate now and help us make this year’s festival a reality! Don’t forget that Kickstarter is all or nothing! If we don’t get 100% of our goal by July 21st, we will lose all of the money pledged towards it… Or if you can’t donate, please spread the word! This is the link to our Kickstarter project:
Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you at the Forward Festival 2018!
Polly, Federico, Alberto, Martino and the festival crew
The music on the video is taken from the vinyl New York United (577 Records)
Big thanks to ShapeShifterLab (our venue), Tom Weber (videos), Stelios Mihas (videos), Mark Smith (graphics) and all of you for your support through the years!
Risks and challenges
We will do our best to hold the festival but if it is not possible we will postpone it. Realistically, here are the 3 most likely challenges to this project being successfully completed after funding:
1. Bad weather (heavy snow storm) in December in NYC
2. Cancellation by one or more of the bands scheduled
Unpredictable problems might happen. We work with very professional bands; they would only cancel in extreme circumstances.
3. Cancellation by the venue
Unlikely. We have a contract with the venue and they are very serious.
Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.
Thanks for your support!
Polly and the crew
- (29 days)