Upcoming shows for the #iGIVEafunk Tour:
Nov. 15 Ziggy's Winston Salen, NC
Nov. 16 Bear Creek Festival
**STRAIGHT TO THE POINT SUMMARY**
We are launching a Creative Arts movement called #iGIVEafunk to inspire everyone to STOP and take a moment to LISTEN to the world around them and STAND UP for what they believe in.
Tell the world "iGIVEafunk about breast cancer awareness, and I'm taking part in a walk to raise funds and bring awareness to the cure!"
"iGIVEafunk about musical education, so I'm donating my time to teach the youth in my neighborhood"
"iGIVEafunk about the cure for Diabetes, so I'm starting with my family and teaching them the importance of balanced and healthy eating"
To do our part, we are going on tour, using the power of music to bring awareness to the needs of different community focused organizations in the cities we stop in. We will turn this experience into a Documentary and as part of it record a brand new Bootsy Collins Live DVD and Album!
After the tour is over, we will continue to spread our beliefs that the world is only lacking all of us Give'n A Funk about and taking action for what we hold as important in our individual lives.
#iGIVEafunk is our chance to come together with a unified voice!
#iGIVEafunk is Creative Arts movement led by Bootsy Collins, meant to inspire everyone to STOP, LISTEN, AND STAND UP for each other. It will launch as part of a World Tour and spur a brand new Bootsy Collins Album and Documentary/Live DVD all inspired by the journey.
In case you're unfamiliar with Bootsy, he has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Won Grammies, awarded multiple Gold and Platinum records...but most importantly, we have spent the years working on two initiatives:
The Bootsy Collins Foundation - "Say it Loud, a Music Instrument for Every Child"
The Bootsy Girls - "To lift the self esteem of young girls & women around the world through music & the arts.".
Both initiatives have helped us change the lives of thousands of people around the globe, and now we would like to take our outreach to a grander scale. We are passionate about the arts, it is our belief that if we encourage creative activities in young people, they will bloom into much better adults.
With the help of a few partners we were able to make a small impact on these lives, but we know that by reaching out and connecting to each of you, we have a chance of touching and reaching places that we couldn't using the traditional methods.
We are welcoming you aboard The Funk-Ship, no middlemen saying we can't get down and Funk in your town, no labels telling us how you want your funk..no nothing but you and us, working together to make a difference one person at a time.
What We Need & What You Get
We're out to have the most honest and open campaign in the history of CrowdFunding, everyone who backs us will be included in our regular updates of how we are doing along our journey, and we will be as clear as possible about how the funds are being used.
We have set our goal as low as possible to complete a decent project that showcases the amazing journey we will be embarking on. Our #iGIVEafunk tour starts Oct 23, and continues for over a year...rehearsals have been going on for over a month now and we're ready to put on a show that's like no other!
We have attached an accounting of how we will be using the raised funds. Fortunately we have chosen the Flex Funding, which means, we get to keep and use the funds even if we don't reach our goal. So, if we don't, we will still press on with our mission and deliver what we have promised.
$1: Digital Download of #iGIVEafunk Album.
$10: #iGIVEafunk Bracelet, Sticker, and Digital version of Album
$15: Twitter shout out, your name on a special part of our site, and Digital download of album
$25: Get one of the limited autographed physical copies of the album
$25: 1 hour digital music lesson (Guitar, Vocals, or Bass)
$30: Limited Edition Space Bass Pin
$35: #iGIVEafunk shirt
$50: CD/DVD Combo Pack, Sticker, and Bracelet
$55: Autographed #iGIVEafunk T-Shirt
$75: Shirt, Autographed CD/DVD combo, bracelet, your name in the credits, and 1/2 hour chat with the Funk Unity Band
$100: Custom Voicemail or Ringer
$100: Autographed Vinyl
$100: VIP Tour Tickets
$250: Video Shout out
$500: Meet & Greet + More!
$1,000: Associate Producer credits and 10 copies of the combo pack
$1,250: Bootsy's one of a kind Space Boots used in video shoot
$2,500: Perform guest vocals (or other guest instrumentation) on the album!
$7,000: Blindged out Fender Bass
$10,000: Bootsy's iconic Space Bass
By joining in on this Groovement you are taking part in making music, film, and social history. You are showing the world that you believe that we can band together and make a difference, and that you believe that we will over deliver like you know we can! Bootsy himself has kept a bond so tight with his fans over the years that we consider each and everyone of you our family members. And you know you can't Funk with family :).
With all that on the table, we promise the Funk, the Whole Funk and nothing but that Funk-Uncut-Funk-Da-Bomb!
Let's Funk up this Groovement!
Other Ways You Can Help
We've discovered that the best way to support these campaigns is Social Media (especially Facebook and Blogs):
- Please share the link to the campaign on your Facebook account and share our Facebook videos/posts/images with your friends.
- Indiegogo has offered up some great tools to share the campaign, make sure you click them to make it easier on yourself!
- Like us on Facebook > http://facebook.com/iGIVEafunk
Here's a projected budget we've prepared to give you an idea as to how the funds will be used. (This is based off of reaching the proposed goal, the higher we goal, the Funkier this production will be).
|Tour Bus Deposit (for Transportation)||$7,500.00|
|Indie GoGo Fees (4%)||-$1,600.00|
|Credit Card fees (3%)||-$1,250.00|
|Cost of Goods for Perks (15%)||-$6,000.00|