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About this project

A 12-night, 12-venue celebration of the vibrant and mighty Twin Cities (and beyond!) performance community. Artists from an array of disciplines coming together to cross-pollenate our audiences and expand their minds. The potential for new collaboration amplifies algorhythmically. It's not just art, it's math.

But, what is it?

It's a festival. It's a tour that never leaves town. It's a TourFest. It's a dozen shows that feature music from metal to jazz to erotic bluegrass, storytelling of the memoir-type and for the kids, standup and improvisational comedy, poetry... It's a love note to our towns. It's a way for Courtney & Zach to get on stage with loads of our favorite local artists and entertain the heck out of you for almost two weeks straight. 

Who will be performing with you on these shows, Courtney and Zach?

Great question! Here's a list of confirmed artists... so far (and here's the lineups):

This list is growing everyday! So, check back often, yo!

Where are these shows going to happen, Zach and Courtney?

Great question! Here is a list of the venues who've agreed to be a part of the festival. 

When will this festival occur, Courtney and Zach?

Great question! The festival will start December 4th at the Bryant Lake Bowl and conclude December 15th at Amsterdam Bar and Hall.

Risks and challenges

We're just two performers with a lot of love for the talent in our towns. And we want to create a big buzz in a short amount of time for this endeavor. We're limited by time and finances, but not by our connections or willingness to promote the heck out of this. Our very reachable goal to give our audience an amazing almost-two-weeks of shows is in plain sight on the horizon due to our fortitude!

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    Meet and greet with Prince! J/K you guys, but that would be cool, right? Instead, you get that good feeling of helping out with what you can. Feels great, right? Not as good as meeting Prince, we know.

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    Access to exclusive Kickstarter Backer blogs, videos, interviews with the artists! Hilarity will ensue as you lulz all over your desk!

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    TourFest Mix Tape! We'll be putting together a super special digital "mix tape" of live tracks from the TourFest, and you'll get one of them! Whoa, that's cool!

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    All of the above, plus a print of the TourFest poster, designed by comedian Andrew Cahak! Neato!

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    A hand-made download card from Mona of Father You See Queen, plus everything at the $10 level! WHAT? Sweet!

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    Khary Jackson's book, "Any Psalm You Want," plus everything at the $10 level! Gimme a break, that's awesome!

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    Courtney McClean & The Dirty Curls one-of-a-kind glittered kazoo! Plus everything at the $10 level! SASSY!

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    The Kamikaze Snowmen do a custom HI-FIVES for you! (It's an improvised song we'll tape the night of Dec. 13) plus everything at the $10 Level! RIGHT ON!

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    Lulu Blue, burlesque poet extraordinaire, will write you a poem! Plus everything at the $10 level! EXTRAORDINARY!

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    A mini-merch pack of grab-bag goodies from various TourFest artists (may include CDs, T-shirts, posters, stickers, buttons, download codes, etc), plus a TourFest poster, plus the TourFext Mix Tape, plus a TourFest button, and exclusive Kickstarter updates! RIGHT ON!

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    A limited-edition hand-made Kamikaze Snowmen snowglobe! Plus the TourFest poster, TourFest Mix Tape, and exclusive Kickstarter updates! OH SHOOOOT!

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    A limited edition screen-print of the TourFest poster signed by all the artists, plus a mini-merch pack, the TourFest Mix Tape, and a TourFest button! Don't! Stop! DON'T STOP!

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    Original art by The Kamikaze Snowmen! Plus A mini-merch pack of grab-bag goodies from various TourFest artists (may include CDs, T-shirts, posters, stickers, buttons, download codes, etc), plus a TourFest poster, plus the TourFext Mix Tape, plus a TourFest button, and exclusive Kickstarter updates! OH YEAH!

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    A TourFest VIP PASS that will gets on the list for ALL the shows; the limited edition screenprint of the TourFest poster signed by all the artists, plus a mini-merch pack, the TourFest Mix Tape, and a TourFest button! GOLLY GEE WILLIKERS!

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    Spoken-word artist Cole Sarar hand-knits you a scarf! Plus, A TourFest PASS that will gets on the VIP list for ALL the shows; the limited edition screenprint of the TourFest poster signed by all the artists, plus a mini-merch pack, the TourFest Mix Tape, and a TourFest button! WOWZA!

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    Mona from Father You See Queen writes you an etheral theme song! Plus, A TourFest PASS that will gets on the VIP list for ALL the shows; the limited edition screenprint of the TourFest poster signed by all the artists, plus a mini-merch pack, the TourFest Mix Tape, and a TourFest button! FAR OUT, MAN!

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    Kate O'Reilly, public relations maven of CleverKate, will give you 2 hours of get-you-going PR service: a great jump-start to planning your own TourFest! Or other awesome project, business, or non-profit. Plus, A TourFest PASS that will gets on the VIP list for ALL the shows; the limited edition screenprint of the TourFest poster signed by all the artists, plus a mini-merch pack, the TourFest Mix Tape, and a TourFest button! DANG, GIRL!

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    An electric guitar from Flip of Exiles! A BC Rich Virgin with a custom paint job from an auto body shop: a deep black/red with a glittery sheen!

    ALSO ZACH WILL MAKE YOU A POT OF FRENCH PRESS COFFEE.

    Also, you get a mini-merch pack of grab-bag goodies from various TourFest artists (may include CDs, T-shirts, posters, stickers, buttons, download codes, etc), plus a TourFest poster, plus the TourFext Mix Tape, plus a TourFest button, and exclusive Kickstarter updates! HOLY BALL GAGS!

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