FMLY FEST MPLS

FMLY Fest MPLS is a community-driven music and arts festival in South Minneapolis. AUG 3-9 40 BANDS! ART & SOUND INSTALLATIONS! WORKSHOPS! ALL AGES!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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What is FMLY Fest?

In short, FMLY Fest is a collective expression of a cooperative creative community: an all ages Do-It-Together arts and music festival.  Since 2009 it has brought together tens of thousands of people from around the world.  Thus far the fest has taken place in LA, NYC, Orlando, Boston, and Phoenix, as well as a cross country round robin tour.  In LA the fest brings together hundreds of musicians and artists for an enormous two day celebration, drawing around 6,000 attendees a year.  In 2011 it became the first truly independent solar powered music festival.  NYC hosts a slew of workshops, panels and open discussions (not to mention all the bands, artists and zines.)  Phoenix is a free block party.  No matter how the festival manifests, at it's core it is an explosive representation of each cities' unique creative community. 

What's in store for FMLY Fest MPLS?


AUGUST 3 - 7 :: EVENTS AROUND THE CITY (venues tba)

BLOCK PARTIES / HOUSE SHOWS / BBQ'S
CONSPIRACY THEORY SEMINARS / DISCUSSIONS
GUITAR PEDAL AND SYNTH BUILDING WORKSHOPS
PEDAL CHALLENGE
MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE TBA!


AUGUST 8 / 9 :: IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST THEATER

35 LOCAL AND NATIONAL BANDS
10 + LIVE PROJECTIONISTS
ROUND ROBINS
AMBIENT CHILLOUT VIDEO GAME CAVE
MARKET PLACE FULL OF ART AND ZINES
LOCAL FOOD / REFRESHMENTS

Follow the facebook event or website to stay up to date on the details and lineup.  To hear all the bands in one place go to the bandcamp page to stream or download the compilation.  


What We Need & What You Get

FMLY Fest is brought to the community by the community. All planning is done through open, inclusive meetings. We operate free of budget, greasy corporate sponsorship, commodification or objectification.  The lion's share of the work is done through sheer people power and mutual enthusiasm.  But we still need some cold hard cash to cover the costs of throwing a festival at this scale.  

$750 for venue rental
$250 for a PA

If we exceed our fundraising goal the rest of the money will go to art supplies and making sure we're able to pay the bands well.  

OMG THESE PERKS ARE SO COOL


Here's a sample of the perks available!  There are more on the side of the page, don't forget!  If you have any questions whatsoever don't hesitate to contact us through the indie gogo or fmlyfest@thefmly.com

$15 - Handmade Earrings from Ben Larson, FMLY Fest's video game wizard and art committee member.  Also shreds synth in FARMS, Merlin Monroe and HAXXXORS.  Go here for more pictures!

 



$25 - Zine pack from Jess "Out for Blood" Oleson of The Shakin' Babies and Jillian "Jude Bloobs" Shroeder of Teenage Moods.  Both ladies are art committee members.  


$35 - Handmade clay cups by Yessica Buenrostro, FMLY Fest art committee member.  


$75 - Print by Nina Keim.  Only one available!


$125 - One of a kind framed paper cut sculpture by Dan Jaffe.  Only one available!



$150 - We're making a bunch of sound reactive light crystals to install during the fest, take a one home!  Only one available!




From Noah Klein, co-founder of the FMLY collective and all around brilliant dude.  

"FMLY Fest is first and foremost a celebration of local arts movements, highlighting various projects which have taken strides towards making our cities safer and more constructive environments. A look into the festival's history is an exploration of the potential for creative dissent in the development of new paradigmatic examples. In addition to hosting hundreds of musicians over the last half-decade our schedule has encouraged the proliferation of safer spaces, agricultural sustainability, and self-publishing amongst much else. Our organizational model decentralizes the role of facilitator into a series of working groups, promoting co-organization and a truly democratic practice. By understanding this context the festival itself becomes a celebration of the process, asserting that a model of Doing-It-Together (D.I.T.) is a viable practice for the economic and social growth of independent arts communities as long as we enter into our projects with communication and purposeful intent. The more chances that we have to bring a global community into this, the more there is to give back, and that's all we're in this for." 


THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THE INDIE GOGO!

If you'd still like to learn more about FMLY you can peruse our websites - 

FMLY FEST

FMLY

Or feel free to get in touch with us at fmlyfest@thefmly.com.

If you don't have the $$$ to contribute you can still help by sharing the page with your friends irl or on facebook.  

SEE YOU AT FMLY FEST!

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  • $5USD
    Broke Love

    Anything helps, thanks a bunch!

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  • $10USD
    MJ MJ Records Download

    Download any album on the illustrious MJ MJ Records - psych / pop / noise / electronic / hip hop / rock n roll / house / punk - they got something for everyone! http://mjmjrecords.bandcamp.com/

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  • $12USD
    One day pass to FMLY Fest!

    Get your early bird ticket to the fest weekend @ Heart of the Beast Theater. Please specify which day you'd like to attend. This fest will sell out, make sure you get in!

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  • $15USD
    Earrings by Ben Larson

    Get some amazing handmade earrings by FMLY Fest arts committee member and video game wizard Benjamin Larson. http://www.redmountainpublishing.net/jewelry.html Available for local pickup or shipped to your address, please specify!

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $17USD
    Two day pass to FMLY Fest!

    Early bird tickets to both days @ In the Heart of the Beast.

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  • $25USD
    Compilation Cassette + Tickets

    Each year we make a compilation of each band playing the festival. It's always free to download, but this time we're making cassettes available only through the indiegogo. Thats 35 tracks from 35 amazing bands! http://fmlyfest.bandcamp.com/album/fmly-fest-2k14-minneapolis + Weekend pass to the fest! Available for local pickup or shipped to your address, please specify! v rare

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $25USD
    Zine Pack + Tickets!

    Handmade zines by FMLY Fest arts committee members Jess Oleson and Jillian Shroeder! + Weekend past to the fest! Available for local pickup or shipped to your address, please specify!

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $30USD
    Hand Screened Poster + Tickets

    Very rare hand screened FMLY Fest MPLS poster. + Weekend pass to FMLY Fest Available for local pickup or shipped to your address, please specify!

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  • $35USD
    Handmade cups + Tickets!

    Handmade clay cups by FMLY Fest committee member Yessica Buenrostro! + Weekend pass to the fest Available for local pickup or shipped to your address, please specify!

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  • $50USD
    FMLY FEST GIFT BAG

    Two Day Pass to FMLY FEST MPLS FMLY Fest Comp Cassette Hand Screened FMLY Fest Poster Zine Pack Local pickup only

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $50USD
    Outta Towner!

    Want to help out with the fest, but can't make it out to Minneapolis? Get a ton of very rare FMLY Fest prizes shipped to your doorstep! FMLY Fest Comp Cassette Hand Screened Poster MJ MJ Records Download Earrings by Ben Larson Zine Pack

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  • $75USD
    Print by Nina Keim + gift bag!

    Original artwork by Nina Keim + Two Day Pass to FMLY FEST MPLS FMLY Fest Comp Cassette Hand Screened FMLY Fest Poster Available for local pickup or shipped to your address

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  • $125USD
    Paper Cut by Dan Jaffe

    One of a kind framed paper cut sculpture by FMLY Fest art committee member Dan Jaffe. Only one available! Local pick up only

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    $150USD
    SOUND REACTIVE LIGHT CRYSTAL

    Take a piece of FMLY Fest home! A handmade sound reactive lcd crystal can be yours for the low price of $150! v rare + Weekend pass to the fest Available for local pickup only!

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    $250USD
    PARTY TIME

    If you're awesome enough to donate $250 we'll throw you a party. A low key backyard dinner show with some sweet bands, candles, art and homemade food. Or a full blown raging house party. We've been doing this for a while and can accommodate any of your party needs. Minneapolis / St. Paul only! Please message us and tell us what you'd like.

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