About this project
From the front lines of promoting PUNK, COMMUNITY, and ALL AGES shows in NYC comes PUNK ISLAND. Make Music New York's "Punk Island" is back and stronger than ever as we roll out our 7th event on June 21st, 2014. We are committed to keeping this show FREE for EVERYONE to come to, but we need the people who have the money to help make this show continue to be viable.
Punk Island is organized by and run by community volunteers, with representation from every facet of the punk scene. It will take place on Pier 1, in Staten Island adjacent to the ferry and is absolutely Free!
Putting on Punk Island is very much a labor of love, organized by a rag tag team of indigent punkers. With the ever rising costs of commodities and permits, coupled with everything in New York, it's becoming increasingly more expensive, and difficult to put on this amazing all day free punk show. We're asking the community for a little help putting this show on again this year, not just for us, but for you too!
Get first crack at 2014 experiences, prizes and swag. Limited edition stuff you can only get here. Feel free to just toss us a couple of bucks in even if you don't want a care package, please feel free!
Risks and challenges
Whether we raise enough money here or not, the show must go on, and that money comes out of the pockets of the promoters and the bands. Let's be clear: we're not here to turn a profit, we're here to try to, after several years of starting from scratch, lay a foundation to this event to grow it's reach and it's accessibility. The outright cost of putting this event on has been one of the largest deterrents to promoters, BANDS, and organizers getting involved.
There are financial barriers we need to overcome to make this event successful. Our budget is fully thought through and secure. We have projections that take almost every scenario into consideration. The more community support we receive, though, the better the show will be, the more acts we can bring in the future, and the more stable this event will be in the coming years. With a solid foundation to stand on we can ensure that one major pitfall does not collapse the whole event.
Punk Island has become a major event in NYC punk calendar. But with its growth, so has its costs grown. And as they said, "the future is unwritten". The future of Punk Island in the coming years is uncertain. Donating today will allow you to sustain this incredible community event and open up the possibility for us to write the future of this event.
If you have been to the event, or simply love the idea, help us make this event happen! We are punk island, JOIN US!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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