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Ever heard of an intimate acoustic Folk Festival?  Neither have we.  Now is your chance to help launch one!
Ever heard of an intimate acoustic Folk Festival? Neither have we. Now is your chance to help launch one!
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Help us support musicians and local fans alike by hosting G263's first Folk Fest!!! October 21 to 23, 2011.

Gallery 263 is an established nonprofit art space in Cambridge MA that supports a wide range of artists through exhibits, workshops, residencies and intimate concerts. Word has spread about G263 as an alternative DIY venue in Boston, drawing local and touring bands to come play. We are ready to celebrate rising talent in a big way---by hosting Gallery 263's first ever Folk Fest!!!

This THREE DAY Fest will feature 11 acts--hopefully to be announced over the course of this Kickstarter project.  A few of the wonderful musicians that we already know will be joining us are Billy WylderSmall Houses (MI), and The Whiskey Boys (Jamaica Plain, MA).  The performances will be for an intimate audience where no one is further than 25 feet from the stage!  Check out the updates to see videos of the musicians and prototypes of our Kickstarter Folk Fest designs. Updates as they come!

Where the funds will go to:

  • the musicians
  • recording
  • spreading the word

Because it will be such an intimate festival, ticket sales and sponsors will not cover these essential costs.  To move forward with this event, we must know that the musicians will be paid, and paid fairly.  This is where we need your help!!

As a thank you for putting on the festival with us, we have a series of rewards just for our kickstarter backers!  We will design and print silkscreen Folk Fest postcards, tote bags, posters, and t-shirts.  We also offer recordings, live web stream of the festival, weekend passes and use of Gallery 263 space!  If you would like to forgo the rewards and give a straight donation, Gallery 263 is a federally recognized nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.

Please help us make this festival a reality!  Thank you for checking out our project and we hope to see you at the Folk Fest.

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    Acknowledgement as a backer of the Folk Fest PLUS a hand-made silkscreen postcard.

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    All of the above PLUS a hand-made silkscreen tote bag-- EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter backers.

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    All of the above PLUS a hand-made silkscreen poster for the Folk Fest AND EXCLUSIVE access to a live web stream of the Folk Fest.

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    All of the above PLUS a silkscreen t-shirt AND a live recording of the festival!!! BOTH EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter donors.

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    All of the above PLUS your hand-made silkscreen poster will be LIMITED EDITION version signed by the performers.

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    All of the above PLUS a VIP weekend pass to the festival. This pass gets you access to all 3 days PLUS come and hangout with us before the shows--have some lunch and chat with the musicians.

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    MAKE A RECORD. All of the above (except the $100 pledge reward) PLUS use of G263 space to do a live recording of your choice. Gallery 263 has AMAZING acoustics, a main reason WHY we want to host an acoustic folk festival. Come with your equipment, we will try to borrow whatever you are missing. We will give you up to 5 daytime sessions to make magic. Date restrictions based on availability.

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    All of the above (except the $250 pledge reward) PLUS you will be acknowledged as a Sponsor of Gallery 263's 2011 Folk Festival AND a private function of your choice at Gallery 263. G263 is a beautiful location for parties, weddings, all types of gatherings!! Date restrictions based on availability.

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