The Mountain Man Fest

mountain man fest posterInteresting: two guys are trying to organize a fan-funded music festival in Saratoga Springs this July. From the Kickstarter page:

Shane & Gabe have a dream. A dream to host the raddest festival that ever existed (enter Mountain Man Fest) And certainly the first of its kind in upstate New York. However, Shane & Gabe have no money :( So they worked their butts off and contacted a dozen plus talented bands. Some really big and busy bands. Some smaller but growing, and just as talented. Bands from this country, bands from the west coast, bands from abroad. They also contacted this Awesome record label. Because they are best. After a couple weeks of confusion with said excellent bands and the label, they began to come to an agreement. The bands wanted to play the show, and they committed to play the festival without any money up front.
That is right. They are in. They are committed.
These bands are such good people, they're willing to trust that you awesome fans will raise the money to bring it all together. And together we will.

The slate of bands lined up for The Mountain Man Fest includes Phantogram, Islands and Real Estate.

The backers say they need $65,000 to put on the all-day festival. A pledge of $35 or more gets a ticket (they'd need about 1,900 people to pledge at that level to reach $65k). The funding deadline is May 12.

The all-day festival is planned for July 24 at the City Center.

(Thanks, Jesse!)


In addition to the bands mentioned:

-Eternal Summer
-Memory House
-Yip Yip
-BEWARE! the Other Head of Science
-Firefighter Font
-Lanky Mofo's

Please get your tickets through kickstarter, your card will not be charged UNLESS they reach the goal of $65,000... so there's no risk involved!

Wow, this is awesome. I really hope they get enough support for this festival to go as planned.

Also, I had never used Kickstarter before and the process couldn't be easier. You can sign in with your Facebook account and pledge to buy tickets through Amazon payments. No signing up for a new user/pass, no entering credit cards. (Plus no risk) I'm sold!

There's only one problem here...who are these bands?

Isn't this the first weekend the track is open?

There are links to all the bands on the Kickstarter page, most with videos/music pages.
A bunch of bands looking to get together to make a great concert in our area - with no money up front!!!
Very cool.

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