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Zeitgeist EnterprisesBy Zeitgeist Enterprises
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Zeitgeist EnterprisesBy Zeitgeist Enterprises
First created
$18,415
pledged of $2,500,000pledged of $2,500,000 goal
97
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 20 2012 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

(When making a pledge to FoolsFest you are only charged if the funding goal is met by August 19th. Therefore all pledge reward payments will only be collected if the goal is reached by August 19th.)

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. It enriches, empowers and enlivens us. It exposes us to different cultures and points of view. It keeps us company when we’re alone, soothes us when we’re stressed and lifts us up when we’re down. Music is our loyal friend and trusty sidekick. Music is a fool for us.

FoolsFest. The Vision.

FoolsFest is the peoples’ festival. It is a festival for the individual. One built upon the essence of creating a judge free community; a community that represents the people in attendance looking to be amazed by a unique environment while expanding their musical horizons.

FoolsFest. The Festival.

FoolsFest is an annual multiple day music and arts festival taking place in Texas around April 1st. It is situated in the heart of Texas ranch land within a convenient driving distance from Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

(The FoolsFest Palette. Texas Ranch Land in the Spring.)
(The FoolsFest Palette. Texas Ranch Land in the Spring.)

The festival is built around music, with 6+ stages to exhilarate your musical senses. You will find 2 amphitheater size stages, 2 slightly smaller stages situated within tents (similar to circus tents), and 2 more stages the size of which you would find in a large club or bar. Around 100 performers will entertain you on these stages ranging from major headliners that everyone will know to bands that you have heard of to newer artists looking to find their place.

With Music and Art being the main component of FoolsFest; you will become a fool for entertainment overload. With new forms of additional entertainment being built upon year to year; year one has on the docket a sculpture garden, carnival, arcade and movie theater along with active entertainment. You may run into stilt walkers, poi-dancers, jugglers or even mimes. 

(Sky Lanterns taking off into the night sky. An example of the additional unique types of entertainment you will find at FoolsFest) 

If that isn’t enough there will be unique food to eat, along with clothing and art vendors to expand your horizons in hopes you will stumble upon something fresh and exciting.

FoolsFest is designed for you to develop your own individual experience. That goes along with the housing options. You can choose to camp in a tent, stay in a tipi, hut, yurt or even bring your RV. Within the housing hub you will find food vendors, a grocery store and general store.

For those of you who live the life of a VIP you will find hot showers and electricity within the housing hub along with free food and many more unique VIP options throughout the festival giving you further options to sculpt your experience.

(Example of a VIP Camping Hut. Design Subject to Change.)
(Example of a VIP Camping Hut. Design Subject to Change.)

FoolsFest. The Visionary. Introducing Mark Levine.

FoolsFest has been my vision in the making for nearly 20 years. I attended my first European festival in my college years. I went to the Reading festival in the UK where I had a surreal experience. I was able to see the Foo Fighters in their first festival outing, I met people from all over Europe and built relationships with people who were so open and accepting. I tasted new food, heard new music and was able to feel a sense of community that was unreal. I was hooked on the music festival experience.

I would spend the next decade traveling to festivals in the US and Europe to experience the sense of community year after year and see what made each festival unique and exhilarating. I soon came to find that the US festivals were lacking in their sense of community and offerings compared to that of European festivals. I knew that I needed to bring the European music festival experience to the US. I wanted others to more easily experience what I had been able to for the past 10 years. Thus began the development of FoolsFest.

While traveling to festivals and working on my blueprint for FoolsFest I had the opportunity to see the inner workings of the entertainment industry. I had the chance to work behind the scenes with million dollar musicals and plays, A-list comedians, platinum and Grammy winning artists as well as with new talent and bands that are just beginning to pave their path and find their place.

FoolsFest has been a long and exciting journey in the making.

FoolsFest. Kickstarter.

Three years ago we finalized the development of the FoolsFest blueprint. We established the budgets, revenue streams, and began analyzing the profit margins. As we approached investors we soon came to realize that FoolsFest was more of a passion project. Not the typical project that corporate investment groups were used to seeing and funding.  

We re-evaluated our strategy and knew that it would take a certain type of investor who was passionate about our project. As we searched high and low we soon came to another realization. The return on investment at FoolsFest is more emotional than financial. Therefore, why ask for financing from people that aren't going to get the most out of the festival. We realized we needed to go to the people who will be experiencing FoolsFest. 

That is why we are here. We are asking you, the people, to join our FoolsFest Community. To help us create this passion project. To help us create a unique and phenomenal experience for you. We ask you to help us pave the path to FoolsFest.

FoolsFest. In the News. 

Indie Here Music Blog 
Hook and Line Magazine 
Post Punk'd Music Blog 

FoolsFest. Get Social. 

Facebook 

Twitter 

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    You will gain access to purchase tickets at a pre-sale price (before the general onsale); have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive a special edition FoolsFest 2013 silkscreen poster and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will have the opportunity to buy 1 FoolsFest ticket per year for only $100. This will be a LIFETIME rate. No matter what the regular ticket price is, we will reserve a special spot for you at $100 each festival year. You will also have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive a framed photo professionally taken at FoolsFest 2013 of a Headlining Artist while performing; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive 1 ticket to FoolsFest 2013; have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive 1 VIP ticket to FoolsFest 2013 and receive an invitation to the VIP festival launch party, (The launch party will take place the night before the festival begins); have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive 1 VIP ticket to FoolsFest 2013 and receive an invitation to the VIP festival launch party, (The launch party will take place the night before the festival begins); an invitation to have breakfast with one of the bands playing FoolsFest 2013; have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive 2 VIP ticket to FoolsFest 2013 and receive an invitation to the VIP festival launch party, (The launch party will take place the night before the festival begins); an invitation to have breakfast with one of the bands playing FoolsFest 2013; have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will receive 2 VIP ticket to FoolsFest 2013 and a guitar signed by the headliners of day 2 of FoolsFest 2013, receive an invitation to the VIP festival launch party, (The launch party will take place the night before the festival begins); an invitation to have breakfast with one of the bands playing FoolsFest 2013; have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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    You will be the guest of the Festival Founders where you will spend the entire weekend living a rockstar dream. Your entire weekend will be custom tailored to you beginning with a private tour of the grounds prior to the start of the festival and being selected as a guest of honor at the VIP festival launch party. You and a guest will stay in a deluxe boutique style location on site where you will be chauffeured around the festival, going behind the scenes, meeting and hanging out with artists, introducing a headliner before going on stage, viewing the festival in VIP and backstage areas and getting the star treatment. Package is for you and your guest for FoolsFest 2013.

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    You will receive 2 VIP tickets to FoolsFest for LIFE, joining the FoolsFest family. You will be part of an exclusive group receiving special all access admission to the festival year in and year out. In addition you will receive an invitation to the 2013 VIP festival launch party, (The launch party will take place the night before the festival begins); an invitation to have breakfast with one of the bands playing FoolsFest 2013; have your name added as a permanent fixture on a path into the entrance of the festival; receive an audio and video digital download from FoolsFest 2013; and become a FoolsFest insider receiving updates on the progress of the festival, special announcements, and free stuff.

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