WTF Festival is an art and music festival happening in 4 cities of the Pacific Northwest, and featuring some of the greatest and most outspoken creatives of our time!
Four cities, Five days, Six shows!
Short films will be shown in between poets and musicians, there will be politically charged speakers of every ilk, comedians, great live music, and even live painting with a tesla coil! This is history in the making!
Come for amazing art and music, and unrestrained free expression - we will not accept the status quo! http://www.wtffest.com
THE DATES (get your tickets right here, right now!) :
April 22 - Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond's Garage
April 23 - Portland, OR @ The Star Theater
April 27 - Astoria, OR - TWO SHOWS ONE DAY! @ The Performing Arts Center (All ages) & KALA@hipfish (Over 18)
April 28 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet (21 an over)
April 29 - Seattle, WA @ The Rat & Raven (All ages)
John Sinclair the 1960s revolutionary, poet, publisher and founder of the White Panthers. John Lennon came to Detroit to free him from a ten year prison sentence on trumped up charges - and triumphed!! John Sinclair: http://johnsinclair.us/
Dave Archer artist extraordinaire - See him paint with a Tesla Coil! In addition, Dave Archer sculpts, draws, and authored the book 'Survival Art' about surviving as an artist. Official artist of the TV series 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'! Dave Archer: http://www.davearcher.com/
Dave Densmore the most dangerous man on the high seas, and an amazing and outspoken poet and environmentalist. He's been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times and in the documentary film 'Fisher Poets'. Dave Densmore: http://www.davedensmorefishermanpoet.com/
Shane and Amy Bugbee will screen clips of their documentary film about the the last election year which they spent on the road, filming the American people for a true state of the union address, called A Year At The Wheel. Shane & Amy Bugbee: http://www.ayearatthewheel.com
Ugly Shyla is making her very first pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest, she will be displaying her amazing art and handmade dolls. Shyla will also be treating us to unique performances in each city, they will be wild and unbridled displays and you will want to see them all! Ugly Shyla: http://www.uglyart.net/
Rick Shapiro is the comedian you have been warned about, he is dangerous, his sharp tongue and sharper wit is well known. You loved him on Louis CK's TV show, and in the mega-hit movie 'Project X', he now has a new book and CD out! Rick Shapiro: http://rickshapiro.tv/
Ruby LaRocca this Scream Princess has appeared in more than 60 horror and erotica films, she is also a talented filmmaker, writer and musician. Ruby and her partner, artist Monica Puller have just unveiled their new production company Snatch Devil Devil Snatch! Ruby LaRocca: http://www.rubylarocca.com/
Esmerelda Strange is a three piece band - Drums, accordian, and vocals all performed by ONE WOMAN at the same time! That's right, she is the only One Woman Band In America, maybe the world! Don't miss her incredible and raucous performance.Esmerelda Strange: http://www.esmereldastrange.com/
Stay tuned, more artists will be announced each and every day!!!
To offer an event for the creative class to gather, to conspire, to scream and shout, to speak out, speak up, be spoken to, and to be political with out being pawns -- And of course, to push the boundaries of mind and taste. We gather to inspire change by showing what an unleashed creative mind can do, can say, can act, and can live - free, and on their own terms.
Gas - Approximately 700 miles will be driven in the course of the tour, (not counting wherever each performing is coming from). According to AAA, for one car, this will be $154 in gas, we will have 3 cars traveling this route = $462 in Gasoline
Airfare for John Sinclair (Already purchased out of Shane and Amy's pocket) = $327.20 in Airfare
Hotels, we do not have friends in every city, so we will have to get motels (many of the performers are elders, and we can't expect them to sleep in a car). Based on Motel 6 prices (Average $60 a night with tax) 8 nights minimum, for 5 people, which will certainly mean 2 or more rooms = $60 x 8 nights x 2 rooms = Minimum $960 for Lodging
Food, people need to eat, and think of what just a cup of coffee costs these days! 5 people on the road for 8-10 days can cost a lot! We are hoping to keep the cost to $20 per person, per day = 5 people x 8 days x $20 a day = $800 in Food
Printing costs will be around $1200 for a newspaper, flyers and posters. And we are being as conservative as possible to avoid waste, since paper is a commodity!
Right there is $3749.20 - And, that is a conservative estimate!
It does NOT include the cost of the venues (They all expect something), rental of a projector, the website expense, additional performers in each city who will surely incur some expenses, nor does that price include the artists getting paid anything for their performances!
An event like this is costly, especially a traveling version. Our set goal will cover some really basic expenses, but... WE NEED TO EXCEED OUR GOAL! The more $$ we raise the cheaper the door price will be.
We believe artists deserve to be paid for their work! Don't you?
The above costs adds up to a lot of money - to us anyway - so you ask, why bother doing it?
For us, we feel compelled to DO what we can in this political season, in these trying times. This election year may be THE worst!
So we try to do what we can to help by bringing solid and respected information and entertainment to the people. WTF is our attempt at creating change. I know that sounds lofty, but we are strongly affected by these political shenanigans, so much so that during the last election year we spent the year in our car driving around the country talking to and filming Americans about America - We posted over 150 short videos for free on our website!
SOME OF THE GIFTS FOR THOSE WHO SHOW SUPPORT:
below you'll find the cover of the WTF chapbook and the label for the hot sauce... both of these items are available ONLY thru KICKSTARTER.
- (52 days)