The fifth annual Jinglefest (aka "Jingleside") is scheduled for Saturday evening, June 22, 2019! Jingleside is organized by fans of the Tony Kornheiser Show and will bring together Littles from around the globe to celebrate their love of the show & the community. To make the weekend extra special, Little Songs has collaborated with a local "for profit" establishment ("Chatter") and a local liquor store / cheese shop ("Calvert Woodley") to schedule a few afternoon events that Saturday.
Please note that ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE and supporting this Kickstarter is NOT a prerequisite to join the fun. The sole purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise money for vehicle rental from a local bus company. The bus fleet includes multiple vehicle types, the cheapest of which is ~$700, and the analytics wizards at Little Songs have calculated that as long as we reach a minimum of 30 confirmed passengers, the cost works out to roughly $25/person. Any number less than $700 and the Littles are on their own for transportation that day.
Our Agenda for the the bus trip (AKA "Jingleride"):
11:00am - GET ON THE BUS
The Jingleride Bus picks up Kickstarter Backers from the Courtyard Marriott Tysons Corner
11:30am - VISIT CHATTER
The Jingleride Bus arrives at Chatter for lunch. Chatter will have Littles-themed food & drink specials tailored exclusively for this group so this will be a unique experience, even if you've previously been to the restaurant.
12:00pm - POP-UP PODCAST
A special pop-up podcast will tape at Chatter! The specific show and celebrity guests are still TBD. This could be a special episode of Tony's show but it could just as easily be Jerry doing a live read of the Shake Weight instruction manual. Little Songs can only guarantee that there will be A podcast taping at noon but cannot yet confirm WHICH podcast.
1:30pm - BACK ON THE BUS
The Jingleride Bus departs Chatter for Calvert Woodley/La Cheeserie
2:00pm - LA CHEESERIE DAY
La Cheeserie Day begins at Calvert Woodley with prizes, giveaways, informational tours, and more! Local press are covering the event so there could be a few media types on hand
3:00pm - BACK ON THE BUS
The Jingleride Bus departs CW and returns to the Courtyard Marriott Tysons Corner
As a reminder, every single one of these events is FREE OF CHARGE but if you want a ride on the bus, you must back this project. If you have your own transportation, you are welcome to attend the Chatter lunch, podcast taping, or La Cheeserie Day without joining the bus riders. Supporting this Kickstarter simply ensures that we can rent a bus or two and that we establish a minimum headcount to share with management at Chatter & Calvert Woodley ahead of the events.
NOTE: If you are looking for tickets to JINGLEFEST (AKA "Jingleside"), that event will be hosted at Jammin Java @ 7pm on June 22, 2019. Tickets to Jingleside are available from the venue here:
Risks and challenges
I have commitments from the venues to host our group and quotes from the rental company on five different vehicle types. There is very low risk of anything changing in our itinerary or any issues occurring with our vehicles. Worst case, one of the buses will be uncomfortable or something - in 2017, for instance, the smaller bus had poor shocks and Lehecka is still complaining about his back pain to anyone who'll listen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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