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Reality TV Show / Docu-Drama featuring young Seattle Rock band "JAR" as they join "Riot in Rhythm" on their first National Tour.

This is it:  We've been asked to Co-Star in a Reality TV / Docu-Drama which could launch our career and make us a house-hold name.  We will be able to tour the nation while being filmed trying to "make it" as a rock band.  Cameras will be in the RV's we will be traveling in as well as following us around and filming our shows.  The show will be aired in over 300 million homes and we will be able to sell our new CD "Humans" Online via the exposure.  The challenge is that we need to raise some cash to cover some of the expenses.  This is the BIGGEST opportunity of our lives....and we NEED YOUR HELP.

"The Making Of Rockstars" is a never done before concept of a behind the scenes look into what it takes to become rock stars.  This tour/TV show will give an insider's view of what rock bands go through trying to "make it". Think of it as VH-1's Behind The Music BEFORE they are famous.  Back in the 60's, TV launched The Monkees and America went crazy for those lovable goofy guys. They went on to have numerous #1 Hits.  But that was a band that was created.  JAR is a Young, Amazingly Talented Alternative Band comprised of Julio Posada (19), John Thornburg (19) And Russ Thornburg (16).  The Thornburg brothers have been writing and performing since the age of 9 and 12.  JAR is not only talented and explosive on stage, but they're good looking and humble kids at the same time. 

Imagine what it would be like if YOU had a part in launching the career of Incubus or Smashing Pumpkins.  Imagine how you would feel to have been able to tell your friends that YOU had a hand in making Pink Floyd or the Beattles the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame bands they are.  This has NEVER been done before and YOU have a chance to be able to say that to your friends when you sit back and watch "The Making Of Rockstars" on TV.

What the Money is for:

The money raised here will go toward their Buy-on for the Tour they are booking right now. Currently we plan to tour for 3 months, hitting Universites, small bars, Hard Rock Cafe's and anywhere else we can play to show America this very talented rock band.   We will have the RV or Tour Bus wired with GoPro cameras 24/7 for an all access look into the life of touring.  Cameras will follow the band as they go from venue to venue (maybe in your home town!), sponsor to sponsor, all across the U.S. in search of that rock and roll stardom.  Fans of the show will get to see the boys as they write new songs, goof off, and see places in America they have never seen before. We have already secured stations across the country for the show to appear on and have been locking down dates for the tour. Now all we need is the funding to hit the road, film and edit the TV Show, and JAR will be coming into your home each week with an inside look into being young rock musicians on the road and away from home, their parents and friends for the first time. You will get to know these boys like they were your friend, your neighbor, part of your family. And when they make it big, you will always remember you helped put them there, and you will have the swag to prove it.

Don't miss your chance to say YOU had a part in launching the next great rock band.  We have the TV Stations lined up to carry the show but we can't do this without you. It's all all access look into the lives of young rock stars in the making and you will have a hand in making that happen! Watch if from the beginning, see it happen, and know you hard a part in it.

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    JAR Guitar Pick

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    Flowbee Haircut by JAR. Yes, we have an actual Flowbee from the 80's and we know how to use one. We will pick one day that everyone lines up and each member of the band will cut someone's hair with a flowbee. This will almost defiantly end up on YouTube and Facebook.

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    Hang with JAR at Denny's at 2am. 10 lucky people will be invited to join all members of JAR at a Denny's at 2am. This is when you get to know the REAL JAR.

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    Private Movie Marathon with JAR! 10 people get to hang out at the Thornburg House and watch their favorite movies: The Big Labowski, Waynes World and Spinal Tap with Popcorn, Pizza, Pop and Snacks.

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    Learn to spin Poi with Julio. Learn to enter the STATE OF FLOW through the art of spinning poi with our very own Julio. Julio will spend an hour one afternoon with 5 people teaching them some of the basics of this flow art, along with tips and tricks that can open up the gates for moves a little more advanced. He will also provide each person with their very own pair of sock poi to keep and continue spinning if they so choose.

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    Hand Written and Signed Lyrics! There will be only 25 songs specially handwritten from one of JAR's 7 albums by John and signed by all three members. This is the kind of item that could eventually end up on the walls of any Hard Rock Cafe....and you'll own it FIRST

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    Ghost Hunt and Private Show!!! Only 30 people will get the chance to spend a special night with JAR and the S.P.I.R.I.T. Paranormal Team at the SLAB in Georgetown Followed by a 4am Private Show. This event will probably be filmed so it can be included in the TV Show and/or the Webisodes. You will join John, Julio, Russ and the Professional Team of the S.P.I.R.I.T. Paranormal Investigators which includes our Manager's Wife!!! How Cool Is THIS?

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    WIN A DATE WITH JULIO AND/OR RUSS!!! 2 Lucky Ladies or Men (this is a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" situation...) will get to spend an evening with Julio and /or Russ on a potential Double Date with John acting as the driver. This evening will be filled with Miniature Golf at Funtasia in Edmonds and a Movie somewhere back on the Eastside.

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    First Ever Limited Edition JAR Box Set. This "Box Set" will include all 6 previously released self produced CD's recorded by Julio, John and Russ: *Empty Mile, *Ghost Signals, *Born, *Jar of Rain (produced by Lynn Sorensen and Doug McGrew), *Happiness At All Costs, *SKIN, *and a signed copy of the new CD Humans.

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    PRIVATE SHOW: You provide the the location and power, we'll bring the PA and our gear and Rock the House. We Need a Flat and Level area to perform and you must have full permission to have a LOUD Rock band play at your location. We can play anywhere from 45 - 120 Minutes and willing to play for 5 - 500 for your PARTY.

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    Your Name in a Song! Jar will write and perform a song written specifically for the purpose of putting your name in it. You will receive a hand written copy of the song, signed by the band and will be invited as our guest to attend the first performance of that song. (Jar will retain full ownership of and rights to the song)

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    Co-Star in our first professionally shot and produced Music Video.

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    ULTIMATE FAN BUNDLE: a "Golden Laminate" entitling the winner the highest level of entry available to EVERY SHOW FOR LIFE (VIP, Backstage, General, etc), Guitar Signed by the band, the Limited Edition Box Set, T-Shirt, Guitar Pick, Sticker, AND Handwritten and Signed Lyrics.

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    ***Your Band is featured as one of the 17 "Unsigned Bands of the Week***. Your band will get a professionally shot Music Video courtesy of Grandpas RV Productions and it will air Nationally as a 90 second outro during one of the 17 episodes.

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    ***15 Second Commercial Advertising for your Band, Group of Bands or Company. To be aired a minimum of 35 times in your local market during the The Making of Rockstars Reality TV Show. Includes Professional Video Production.

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    Items Listed in the $5000 Reward + 2 Days on the Tour Bus and Passes to one Concert. Live the "Rockstar" experience and be ON THE SHOW by hanging out on the Tour Bus with the band. Attend Load In and Sound Checks and attend one show as our VIP Guest. You MUST be able to provide your own transportation to the beginning location and home from the ending location as well as your own Lodging.

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    ****30 SECOND LOCAL TV ADVERTISING for your Band, Group of Bands or Company during the airing of all 17 episodes. Includes Professional Video Production.

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