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Help cover us for the long haul! Our unpredictable Adirondack weather can have serious implications to small events that count on its participants.  Being able to ensure good cover and reliable assistance to these events makes the community stronger and promotes us as open-for-business, rain or shine.  It also inspires groups to consider creating and promoting events that normally would be cost prohibitive. The community tent will serve residents and visitors alike. 

The community tent concept is being spearheaded by Hobofest, which is a project of Adirondack Sustainable Communities, Inc. (501c3 corporation).  Hobofest is a free, all-day music festival, located in the small mountain village of Saranac Lake, NY, that celebrates American Roots Culture and the Independent Hobo ethic.  The historic Union Depot Station serves as the backdrop to the festival.  The day showcases many of the area's finest musicians paired with imported traveling veterans.  The heart of Hobofest embodies the ideals and aspirations of small town America and its grass roots origins.  Over our 5 year history, we have been fortunate to capture the spirit of our community and are committed to keeping our event free.  Like many events in the area, we are sponsored by donations.  It will be with efforts like this that we can advance to invest more funds into performers and the general business structure of the community, rather than into infrastructure for maintaining the event itself.

The Community tent not only will assist Hobofest, but it also will be made available to other events that could use the assistance.  From the historic Winter Carnival to the newly formed Daffest, we are seeing an increase in new programming, which requires tremendous growth assistance.  This tent will help to significantly offset the financial burden.

A new pole tent is quoted at $22,000 (through locally sourced buyer Taylor Rental). Taylor has agreed not only to assist us with this concept but to train our volunteer tent squad in the set up, takedown, maintenance and storage of this investment.  The tent is envisioned to assist other not-for-profit groups and initiatives that would not normally procure such a costly investment, thus keeping the local businesses that currently rent tents unaffected by out initiative.

Additional/remaining funds raised will assist us in procuring a stage and several small accessory vendor tents.  All proceeds and infrastructure will be made equally available to the community on need-based requests. 

Risks and challenges

The Community Tent project will have to be managed with ongoing set up and take down crew for each project that will need to use the tent. We will need to maintain and store the infrastructure. We will need to designate a crew responsible for the erection and dismantling of the tent and charge events a reasonable fee for such. We will need to develop a strategy for choosing who qualifies for access to use the tent. To begin, this tent will be specifically for not-for-profit projects only.

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    Special edition Hobofest bumpersticker.

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    2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the days' performers. Produced by Beehive Productions.

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    Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (one ticket per reward, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30)

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    Special Edition Hobofest Compilation LP with hand printed, signed and numbered cover art.

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    Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (one ticket per reward, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30) & a Hobofest compilation CD (Compilation CD delivered in August)

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    Special edition Hobofest short-sleeved embroidered Dickies work shirt & 2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the day performers. Produced by Beehive Productions (Compilation CD delivered in August).

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    General support level with no request for gift rewards. See you at Hobofest on August 31st 2014, and thank you for your support!

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    ALL of THE ABOVE - Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (one ticket per reward, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30) & Special edition Hobofest short-sleeved embroidered Dickies work shirt & Special Edition Hobofest Compilation LP with hand printed, signed and numbered cover art (Compilation LP delivered in August) & Hobofest bumpersticker & 2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the day performers. Produced by Beehive Productions (Compilation CD delivered in August).

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    Two (2) VIP prime location seats under the 2014 Hobofest Community Tent and ALL of THE ABOVE - Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (one ticket per reward, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30) & Special edition Hobofest short-sleeved embroidered Dickies work shirt & Special Edition Hobofest Compilation LP with hand printed, signed and numbered cover art (Compilation LP delivered in August) & Hobofest bumpersticker & 2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the day performers. Produced by Beehive Productions (Compilation CD delivered in August).

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    Crackin' Foxy (private) performance/house concert at your specific location within the Adirondacks or general Adirondack area (Good for one year from date of donation).

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    HOBOFEST VACATION PACKAGE - round trip for two on Cape Air from Boston or NY, transportation from the airport and One night stay at Gauthiers Saranac Lake Inn.

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    VENDOR AREA NAMING RIGHTS & Commemorative Banner describing your naming rights to be displayed at each vendor tent into the future, along with everything above - Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (two tickets, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30) & Special edition Hobofest short-sleeved embroidered Dickies work shirt & Special Edition Hobofest Compilation LP with hand printed, signed and numbered cover art (Compilation LP delivered in August) & Hobofest bumpersticker & 2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the day performers. Produced by Beehive Productions (Compilation CD delivered in August).

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    COMMUNITY TENT NAMING RIGHTS & Commemorative Banner describing your naming rights, along with everything above - Resonant Rogues concert at the Left Bank Cafe in Saranac Lake on the 14th June (two tickets, choice of two seating options 6:00pm or 8:30) & Special edition Hobofest short-sleeved embroidered Dickies work shirt & Special Edition Hobofest Compilation LP with hand printed, signed and numbered cover art (Compilation LP delivered in August) & Hobofest bumpersticker & 2013 HOBOFEST Compilation CD featuring a collection of the day performers. Produced by Beehive Productions (Compilation CD delivered in August).

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