The Stage at KDHX will be a beacon for artistic independence in the heart of the country, showcasing new artists and old favorites. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 26, 2013.
About this project
KDHX is building its new home in the heart of Grand Center, featuring new studios and a 125-seat live performance venue, The Stage at KDHX. Kickstarter funding will allow KDHX to build The Stage at KDHX, a unique listening experience for audiences and artists. In its first 18-months of operation, KDHX will bring to Saint Louis artists that mirror the kind of independent music that has played on KDHX for the past 25 years.
Broadcast programming on KDHX has been heralded for its quality and diversity and we will now be able to present your favorite performers - both established and up-and-coming - in an intimate listening room experience. The Stage will welcome talented artists from an eclectic array of genres as programming on 88.1 KDHX currently does with a consistent theme of great music.
For over 25 years, KDHX has served as a community voice for independent music, non-profits and arts organizations, and street-level arts and culture. The Stage at KDHX will serve as a beacon of artistic independence in the heart of the country just steps from the Fox Theatre, Jazz St. Louis, The Sheldon Concert Hall, and the Saint Louis Symphony.
The Stage at KDHX will present your favorite established and up-and-coming independent artists in an intimate, 125-seat listening room experience. It's a chance to experience live music with a group that has been bringing you the best in live, DJ-driven radio for over 25 years. The Stage at KDHX will be a space for us to create innovative programming, just as we've done on-air for the past quarter-century. We'll host concerts to showcase amazing musical talent in ways that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
So, now's your chance to get involved and get some awesome The Stage at KDHX swag and/or experiences, too! Seriously, look at these the premiums. You need one of everything; especially this Tshirt:
Shirts will be black and 100% cotton.
Double Helix Corporation d/b/a KDHX Community Media is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions to KDHX may be tax deductible.
Thanks to First Punch Film Productions for their fantastic work in creating our Kickstarter video.
Risks and challenges
This is the first project of this kind that KDHX has undertaken and the biggest thing we've done in 25 years. As with all we do, building our new home is a community effort and requires the support of many to complete. Kickstarter contributions will provide essential funding to equip the new venue to create a premier listening room experience for artists and audiences.
As with all renovation projects, there can be unforeseen delays. Most issues were found during the demolition phase of the project, but there could still be a few surprises. Should problems arise, we will work diligently to get them resolved and have The Stage at KDHX up and running as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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Pledge $10 or more
Thank you from The Stage: KDHX DJ Dr. Jeff of The Big Bang will read the name of all of our backers in a special thank you address from The Stage at KDHX. The address will be featured on the KDHX website and posted to YouTube to preserve your bragging rights.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $25 or more
The Stage at KDHX Shirt: look stylish and show everyone you brought to life an independent arts venue in the heart of the country. Shirts will be black and 100% cotton.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $25 or more
Be Our Guest: a pair of tickets to a KDHX concert at The Stage for KDHX that you can use in the first 18-months of operation. Does not include the Exclusive 1st Concert.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
The Stage at KDHX Shirt + Hard Hat Party: wear your favorite new shirt to a special backers-only party in the new venue and tour the new site. If you can't make it to Saint Louis, we'll send you a video tour.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
The Stage at KDHX Messenger Bag: all the benefits of the t-shirt, but it carries your stuff. Made from recycled "For KDHX" billboard vinyls by Saint Louis artisans at Sew Sack Sew.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
18 backers Limited (107 left of 125)
The Stage at KDHX Shirt + Exclusive 1st Concert: be one of 125 people who were there for the first show at KDHX and a shirt to boot!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $500 or more
Swag, Party, and Shows: The Stage at KDHX Shirt + The Stage at KDHX Messenger Bag + passes for two to the backers-only Hard Hat Party + 8 pairs of tickets to a KDHX concert at The Stage for KDHX that you can use in the first 18-months of operation. Does not include the Exclusive 1st Concert.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
Golden Ticket: get a pass to come to every KDHX concert at the Stage at KDHX in its first 18 months of operation. Excludes the Exclusive 1st Concert.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Party Like a Rock Star: have a private party for you and 124 friends at The Stage at KDHX. Additional production, artist fees, rental items, catering, and damages not covered.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
Blow the Speakers: a private party for you and 124 friends at The Stage at KDHX. KDHX will provide the space and staff will provide production and artist booking. Additional rental items, catering, and damages not covered.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Serious Patronage: get your name as the official name of one of the green rooms. The hundreds of artists visiting KDHX will see that you are a serious supporter of independent artists.Estimated delivery:
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