Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
This is our first BIG TOUR of many, and we need a bus! Launch us on our way to becoming a full-time touring band for years to come!
This is our first BIG TOUR of many, and we need a bus! Launch us on our way to becoming a full-time touring band for years to come!
133 backers pledged $8,759 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

The Bottlecap Boys Bus Project project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$8,759

133

Remember the way you felt the last time you just started running through a sunny field as fast as you could because YES! you're alive!  And what's worth more than a good laugh or dancing your butt off among friends? Well, we call ourselves the Bottlecap Boys, and that's what we do with everyone we meet. If you can think of a musical genre that describes that feeling, let us know!

This summer, we're launching our first large-scale tour. We'll travel from our home in Portland through ten western states (WA, OR, CA, AZ, NM, WY, CO, NV, MT and ID), meeting friends new and old. We'll share our music in festivals and forests, on stages and sidewalks. We've got over 30 shows booked already and more coming in as you read this. We. Can't. Wait.

To make it happen, we need your help! We need a quality tour bus that gets us to shows safely and reliably. We've been researching on our own and getting great professional advice on the right bus. Our best options will cost $7k - $9k up front and require a lot of elbow grease and parts in order to install beds and safe cooking appliances. We've been hard at work tracking down parts and will provide all the elbow grease needed, but our savings won't buy us this bus. 

We thank you from the bottom of our collective band heart for helping us get this bus. It's not just a tool to facilitate this summer tour-- it's a launchpad to help us make future tours happen as well! Please take some time right now to pick your gift level and crack a smile, knowing that you've helped make it happen.

Yours,

The Bottlecap Boys 

The Tour is booked! The dates and cities are below.  Visit our website (www.thebottlecapboys.com) for more details on each show.

Fri May 25-28 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Folklife Festival

Wed May 30 - Corvallis, OR - Bombs Away Cafe

Thu May 31 - Redding, CA - Maxwell's Downtown Eatery

Fri June 1 - Redding, CA - Maxwell's Downtown Eatery

Sat June 2 - Berkeley, CA - Starry Plough

Wed June 6 - Santa Monica, CA - Basement Tavern at the Victorian

Thu June 7 - Altadena, CA - Coffee Gallery Backstage

Fri June 8 – Claremont, CA – The Press Restaurant

Tues June 12 – Monroe, UT – Mystic Hot Springs

Wed June 13 – Moab, UT – Eddie McStiff's

Thu June 14 – Grand Junction, CO – GJ Farmer's Market

Thu Jun 14 - Grand Junction, CO - Rocky Mountain Pub

Fri Jun 15 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Farmer's Market

Fri Jun 15 - Telluride, CO - Steaming Bean Coffee Shop

Sat Jun 16 - Durango, - Balcony Bar & Grill

Sun Jun 17 - Santa Fe, NM - The Cowgirl BBQ

Tue Jun 19 - Taos, NM - Adobe Bar

Thu Jun 21 - Fort Collins, CO - Avogrado's Number

Fri Jun 22 - Boulder, CO - The Laughing Goat

Sat Jun 23 - Denver, CO - The Walnut Room

Sun Jun 24 - Denver, CO - Pearl Street Farmer's Market

Thu Jun 28 - Hamilton, MT - BitterRoot Brewery

Fri Jun 29 - Missoula, MT - The Badlander

Sat Jun 30 - Moscow, ID - John's Alley

Mon Jul 2 - Seattle, WA - The Comet Tavern

Wed Jul 4 - Olga, WA - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Thu Jul 5 - Olga, WA - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Fri Jul 6 - Olga, WA - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Sat Jul 7 - Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne Pub

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $7 or more About $7

    POSTCARD & STICKER: pick the sticker you'd like and include your address so we can send you a postcard from the road this summer!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $11 or more About $11

    DEBUT ALBUM: get your very own copy of our debut album!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    31 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $17 or more About $17

    ALBUM PACKAGE: pick the sticker you'd like, we'll mail you a postcard from the road (please include address) AND you get a copy of our upcoming debut album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    ALBUM & T-SHIRT: 'nuff said.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    SECRET SHOW: snag a ticket to our invite-only Kickstarter show (date TBA)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    VIP CONCERT PACKAGE: receive a VIP ticket to the show of your choice & ride in style to and from the show in the fantastic bus you helped us get

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    ALBUM ON USB BOTTLECAP OPENER: This one's for keeps! Get a unique Bottlecap Boys 1GB USB flash drive bottle opener keychain!! Say that 5 times fast. ALBUM pre-loaded onto the flash drive! It's a pretty sleek and handy little tool.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $37 or more About $37

    PDX TOUR ON THE BUS: hop on the bus you made possible and cruise around town in style on a tour of Portland led by yours truly, while wearing your complimentary BCB t-shirt!!!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $37 or more About $37

    BAG-O-SWAG: Album, Print, Shirt, Sticker, Postcard. Everything your heart desires.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $37 or more About $37

    HD TOUR DOCUMENTARY: available after the tour, this limited edition documentary will be a compilation (in full HD video with high-quality audio) of the best moments on and off the stage as we bring our music to and explore the western United States.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    FINE ART PRINT: Photographic print from photographer Liana Riley. Gallery URL: www.thebottlecapboys.com/gallery.html

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    SECRET LOVERS: Buy two tickets to our secret Kickstarter show at The Bottlecap Boys' intimate house venue, "The Hippocampus: Where memories are made."

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    MAKE IT A VIP DATE: You and your date will be chauffeured to and from a show of your choice in the tour bus. Admission AND designated driver included.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $73 or more About $73

    PHOTO BOOK and TOUR DOCUMENTARY: this high-quality coffee table photo book will include our best photos from the road (of places explored, shows performed, people met and good times had), personalized with memorable/noteworthy items AND the previously listed limited edition HD tour documentary highlighting on and off stage moments.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $73 or more About $73

    VINYL & FINE ART PRINT PACKAGE: get a gorgeous fine art print of your choice (see links to photo pages) and a copy of our debut album in vinyl.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $101 or more About $101

    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE: boom.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $101 or more About $101

    VINYL, PHOTO BOOK, & TOUR DOCUMENTARY: You get the idea.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $137 or more About $137

    MUSIC LESSONS: Take 4 lessons on any instrument of your choice. Mix em up, or stick with the same instrument for all four! Options include: Guitar (Luke), Mandolin (Ross), Upright or electric bass (Mikey), Violin (Adam), Saxophone (Luke).

    Or, have 4 lecture sessions of audio and acoustical engineering from Michael Raley.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    The "GOOD LORD, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!" Package: Ready? You get vinyl, fine art print, photo book, tour documentary, USB Bottle Opener w/digital album, AND the MAKE IT A VIP DATE package (Reward #13). Have your cake and eat it too.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $311 or more About $311

    CIGAR BOX GUITAR: Handmade by bassist Michael Raley. Think about the holidays...

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge $311 or more About $311

    LABOR DAY PACKAGE: These four handsome and strapping young men will come to your house ready to work! One day of manual labor, yard work, house cleaning, landscaping, etc. Tans guaranteed through September

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge $503 or more About $503

    503 PRIVATE SHOW: Limited to the 503 area code. Anytime you wish!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Select this reward

    Pledge $541 or more About $541

    541 PRIVATE SHOW: Limited to the 541 area code. Anytime you wish.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  24. Select this reward

    Pledge $607 or more About $607

    PRIVATE SHOW: Anywhere in the great NW! Depending on the distance, we might need to talk about gas costs, but hopefully we can plan a tour around it.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  25. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,031 or more About $1,031

    THE EVERYTHING PLUS AN ORIGINAL SONG AND PRIVATE SHOW PACKAGE!! Vinyl, photobook, tour documentary, fine art print, CD, USB Bottle opener w/ digital album, t-shirt, sticker, post card, LIFETIME GUARANTEED SHOW ADMITTANCE (not including festivals), and....wait for it....we'll write you an original song AND play you a private show anywhere in the great northwest.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  26. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,187 or more About $1,187

    PRODUCER CREDIT: We'll give you a producer credit on our debut album, coming out this fall. This can be your name, your business, or both. Or, offer the credit in someone else's name, your cat or dog, perhaps.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  27. Select this reward

    Pledge $8,000 or more About $8,000

    PUSH THE BORDERS OF YOUR WALLET. We dare you. Let's negotiate.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (28 days)