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Help bring big-time music to small-town Wisconsin! Our new venue needs a bit of help to come into being, and we can't do it without you
Help bring big-time music to small-town Wisconsin! Our new venue needs a bit of help to come into being, and we can't do it without you
150 backers pledged $20,261 to help bring this project to life.

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Gabe Dixon performs during a recent Vox event.
Gabe Dixon performs during a recent Vox event.

PROJECT UPDATE:

CURRENT GOAL:

- $20,000+ ($13,500+ from goal) with money used to acquire some vintage Edison lighting fixtures to add to the early 20th-century ambiance of our new space.

Additional stretch goals crucial to opening by April have been identified, please take the time to learn more about our project below.

ACCOMPLISHED GOAL:

-$6,500 (original goal) to fund handicap accessibility updates 

-$8,500 (+$2,000 from goal) for electrical updates for stage sound/lighting. 

-$11,000 (+$4,500 from goal) for heating and cooling updates needed.

-$14,000 ($7,500 from goal) to acquire essential sound equipment/ speakers to provide World-class sound in our new venue.

-$15,000 ($8,500 from goal) to acquire a world class sign to promote upcoming events within or our new venue.

-$18,000+ ($11,500+ from goal) to acquire new tables & seating that will provide comfort and great views from every vantage point within our venue.

WHY VOX CONCERT SERIES NEEDS A CONCERT VENUE:

Our intimate atmosphere consistently draws guests to the Marshfield community from Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and beyond to enjoy the personal concert experiences. In 2015, guests attending Vox events contributed toward $200,000+ of economic stimulus for the community through overnight stays, restaurant visits, and shopping.

In order to continue this successful growth, Vox needs a dedicated venue space. This will enable us to more easily accommodate touring acts' schedules, offer a more vibrant concert atmosphere, and provide opportunities to better serve our concert guests, as well as attract more newcomers to Marshfield's up-and-coming music scene.

"By supporting The Vox, you're supporting independent, touring musicians. And you're supporting small town America. Marshfield has become a town I look forward to coming to. And that's all because of The Vox. Brian works hard to cultivate an attentive and appreciative audience, and he pays the artists fairly, something that isn't a given elsewhere. The series is a win-win-win. The local businesses are boosted when audiences from around the region descend on Marshfield. Audiences win by getting great musicians who might otherwise stick to the major markets. And we, the musicians, win when we can play to a warm and enthusiastic crowd of music lovers. "
                                                                                     -David Berkeley, Musician

Every event is an intimate concert experience!
Every event is an intimate concert experience!


WHY WE (VOX) ARE BEST SUITED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN: 

Closer to a movement than a concert series, the Vox Concert Series turns Marshfield, Wisconsin into a destination for music lovers by creating personal and memorable music experiences. In the last 12 years, Vox has hosted nearly 400 events featuring over 500 different artists, cementing its reputation as a place musicians want to play.

Vox alumni 
include such nationally touring artists as Rachel Platten, Tony Lucca, Nicholas David, Emerson Hart (of Tonic), Jon McLaughlin, Stephen Kellogg, Joshua James, Howie Day, Lee DeWyze, Anna Nalick, Joshua Davis, Tall Heights, Keri Noble, Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek), The Milk Carton Kids, Penny & Sparrow, Sarah Darling, & many more!

Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, & Emily Shackelton performing at Vox!
Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, & Emily Shackelton performing at Vox!


WHERE IT WILL BE. WHAT IT WILL OFFER:

In July of 2016, Vox acquired a commercial space in the historic downtown district that will serve as a permanent venue, allowing the continued growth of the initial idea. 

The Vox (as it will be called) will be a music venue and community space offering an intimate atmosphere with a generous stage, high-quality sound system, table seating, and a full-service bar area. In addition to continuing the mission of hosting memorable music performances, we will also be able to host private events, fundraisers, and a variety of other activities once open!

Preliminary venue design courtesy of Design Unlimited.
Preliminary venue design courtesy of Design Unlimited.

The Vox aims to continue putting music at the forefront of all we do; offering an intimate music experience that connects musicians with music lovers. We believe that music, when approached from this vantage point, has a transformative effect on people.

Vox provides a place where both nationally touring artists and emerging musicians can share their craft with an appreciative crowd in an atmosphere that draws music lovers from across the country to this rural community. With your help, we will be able to realize the ambitious goal to begin hosting events in the new venue space in early 2017, greatly expanding access to contemporary performing arts within the Marshfield community. 

Nashville based (and Wisconsin native) Sarah Lou Richards performing at Vox!
Nashville based (and Wisconsin native) Sarah Lou Richards performing at Vox!


REWARDS - HOW YOU SUPPORT THIS PROJECT:

All we're trying to do here is ask you to purchase from some of the great package offers now and we will give you some great entertainment once in the new building.

We've begun cleaning up the new building!
We've begun cleaning up the new building!


BUDGET AND TIMELINE: 

The initial $6,500 goal will be used to improve bathroom facilities and ensure that both they and the primary entrance are ADA-compliant for handicapped guests. Any additional funding will be dedicated to the remodeling costs needed to begin hosting events in at this location. 

Bottom line: The more funding we are able to secure, the more that can be accomplished toward getting the venue operational on or before April of 2017. Below is a list of anticipated remodel costs (beyond the initial goal) needed to begin hosting events.

New bathrooms + ADA upgrades.............$6500 (Goal Complete)
Electrical updates.....................................$8500  (Goal Complete)
HVAC updates........................................$11,000  (Goal Complete)
World-class sound...............................$14,000  (Goal Complete)
An iconic sign.................................+$1,000  (Goal Complete)
New & Additional Chairs/Tables...............+$3,000 (Goal Complete)


Vintage Lighting Fixtures.......................+$2,000  (Current Goal)
     
   
Total Remodel Project Costs...  $18,000 (Goal Complete)

A view from the stage!
A view from the stage!

 

Risks and challenges

We've set the goal for this project at a level that is realistic and attainable. Successful funding will kickstart the beginning of the necessary remodeling for hosting events in our new space. Additional stretch goals have been included to highlight the overarching needs of the project as a whole. As work on the venue progresses, we will be excited to keep all of our backers actively involved and informed.

Thank you for your support!

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    Backers Only Event

    Enjoy an evening of music with Michael Shynes streamed directly to your computer, tablet, or phone from our unfinished venue space on November 7th. This event is for backers only. Concert will start at 8:00pm. Will send out a link to all project backers 30 minutes before the event through Kickstarter!

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    Solo Ticket

    We'll give you one General Admission ticket to select upcoming Vox events!

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    Vox Bootleg Music

    We'll open up the vault and share 15-20 of our favorite tunes or one of our favorite concerts captured live at Vox. We'll make these files available to you as a digital download.

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    Tickets for Two

    Two GA tickets to select upcoming Vox events.

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    I ❤ Wisconsin Cheese Curds

    World-class music, world-class cheese... Marshfield, Wisconsin has it all! Find out for yourself why so many of our musicians love our fresh cheese curds. We'll ship 2 lbs of fresh Wisconsin cheese curds directly to your house! We'll also include our favorite batter recipe and instructions on how to deep fry the cheese curds.

    This would make a great gift to have mailed to family and friends, just in time for the holidays!

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    Vox - Classic Shirt

    We want you to look good, so for your pledge, we'll give you a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt! We'll even throw in a General Admission ticket to select upcoming events.

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    The Golden Ticket

    Here is your chance to get a great deal on 2 pairs of General Admission tickets (4 total) good for Vox events at Wildwood Station and our new venue location. The Golden Tickets will be good for select upcoming shows.

    In addition, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

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    I Really ❤ Wisconsin Cheese

    World-class music, world-class cheese... Marshfield, Wisconsin has it all! We'll ship a gift package that includes 2 lbs of fresh Wisconsin cheese curds, 1 lb of aged Wisconsin Cheddar, & 1 lb of Wisconsin Baby Colby directly to your house! We'll also include our favorite batter recipe, and instructions on how to deep fry the cheese curds and a favorite recipe for homemade mac & cheese.

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    Vox - Kickstarter Sweatshirt

    We want you to look good, so for a $75 pledge we'll give you one of our "I Helped Kickstart The Vox" sweatshirts! We'll even throw in a pair of general admission tickets good for select upcoming Vox events. Be the envy of your friends!

    In addition, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

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    Vox Gift Card + Bonus

    Your contribution toward our goal will earn you a Vox Gift Card worth $125! Gift cards are valid starting January 2017.

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    Vox-cation Package

    Valued at $200, your contribution toward our goal will earn Reserved Table Seating for you and a guest to a premium Vox event, as well as a hotel room for the stay!

    In addition to this great deal, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

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    Personalized Lucky 7 CD Package

    We'll work to learn a bit about your music tastes to put together a special collection of music consisting of 7 albums by some of our favorite Vox Concert Series artists! We'll also throw in a Reserved Table for 4 good for select upcoming events.

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    Dinner + VIP Package

    Contributors (and a guest) at this level will be treated to a pre-event dinner and given VIP access to an event of their choosing. We'll even give you a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

    In addition, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

    ***Some exclusions may apply***

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    Canvas Photographs

    Choose a limited canvas prints featuring our favorite images from the Vox photo gallery to hang on your walls. A great keepsake, each print will be 20" x 24" in size, limited and numbered. We'll also throw in a Reserved Table for 4 good for select upcoming events.

    In addition, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

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    Lucky 7 CD Package & Dinner + VIP

    This package is for the true music lover! We'll work with contributors to learn a bit about your music tastes to put together a special collection of music consisting of 7 albums by some of our favorite Vox Concert Series artists! Contributors (and a guest) will also be treated to a pre-event dinner and given VIP access to an event. We'll also throw in an additional Reserved Table for 4 good for select upcoming events and a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

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    Special Thank You Event!

    Each contributor (and 3 guests) will be invited to a very special private "thank you" event including dinner, beverages, and music (with meet & greet) in our new venue space! We'll even throw in a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

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    Season Tickets - GA Seats for Two

    Get a pair of General Admission seats to EVERY ticketed Vox event for a year. We'll even throw in a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

    In addition, this level entitles contributors to recognition on our donors' wall planned for our completed venue space.

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    Season Tickets - Table of Two

    Love music? This is your opportunity to have a reserved table for you and a guest at EVERY event at Vox for a year. We'll even throw in a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

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    Season Tickets - Table of Four

    Love music? This is your opportunity to have a reserved table for you and three guests at EVERY event at Vox for a year. We'll even throw in a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

    **Some exclusions may apply***

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    Private Party Package

    Contributors at this level will earn a private party (with music) for up to 30 friends to be held within the new venue space once completed. We'll even throw in a classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

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    Private Party + Season Tix Package

    Contributors at this level will earn a private party (with music) for up to 40 friends to be held within the new venue space once completed. In addition to your own private event, this is your opportunity to have a reserved table for you and four guests at EVERY event at Vox for a year. We'll even throw in a pair of classy "I Kickstarted The Vox" shirt!

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Funding period

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