The Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California still needs your help!
First and foremost: thank you so much to all who've donated to our Kickstarter fund raiser -- your support is greatly appreciated. Absolutely incredible!
And for those who've yet to contribute, there is still time to help us offset the costs for our new stage and "bridge" the financial the gap caused by the multiple slides that have plagued Highway 1 and taken a heavy financial toll on our tiny non-profit.
As of April 19th, a huge, second slide hit about 30 miles south of us. There will be no incoming traffic from the south on Hwy 1 for a month!
And while the north slide is almost fixed, there has been no traffic from the north for the past month. It's been crazy.
Needless to say, this has been a very financially challenging time. In addition to the drastic drop in book sales, we've had to cancel five shows and move another.
So feel free to donate whatever you feel comfortable - and get an amazing reward in the process!
As for the stage, we intentionally under-valued our goal as this was our first Kickstarter project and were not sure how much we could really raise, and under the rules, if don’t hit your goal, you get zero dollars. That would have been bad.
The rules also stipulate that once you hit your goal, there’s no limit to what you can raise. This is good. And our amazing rewards - including tickets to sold out shows - are still available!
Situated within a redwood canyon, the stage will serve as a functional and sustainable structure, as well as a beautiful artistic statement integrated into its natural surroundings.
The stage will complement our dizzying array of events across 2011, which will include our Vinyl in the Woods record fair, a tribute to Allen Ginsberg, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, S. Cary of Bon Iver, Bill Callahan (aka Smog) and of course, the world-famous "Big" Big Sur Fashion Show.
And that's just through the end of May - more amazing events are announced weekly!!
With the new stage (that's the old one above) we hope to continue to put on amazing events...forever!
And with your help, you can be a part of it.
Your kind donation will be used to offset the construction costs and also help pay for ongoing maintenance, staging area supplies, and production-related expenses.
And we're a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.
Local builders have already begun construction. We'll unveil the new stage for the first event of our 2011 summer concert series: an intimate evening with Animal Collective on April 14th!!
Your friends at the Henry Miller Library
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