Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Kickstarter campaign is a smash!

Three days into our Kickstarter campaign to raise $3000, we've already had 18 backers commit $915 to the project. It's possible that I shot too low, but we needed to be safe. Kickstarter only awards you funds if you meet your target number; any less and you get zero. However, if the pledges exceed $3000, we will receive the overage! Bear in mind that the Kickstarter campaign is only part of our fundraising effort (which has had a number of local setbacks recently, with event backers pulling out in recent weeks). If we overshoot our goal by enough, it will remove a LOT of stress and allow us to really focus on the show.

Most intriguing to me is that $1000 reward, the living room concert. I could play a lot of Joe Jackson songs for you and your friends in your home. What a great idea for a group of people to pool their money and win that reward...

I've been tweeting thanks to supporters as soon as they pledge @AndrewJHamm, which has been fun. So keep on backing JJND, and by all means pass it on! If you have friends who are supporters of the arts, let them know about the project too! We need to raise enough money to pay everyone, and then we need to pack the house for eight shows in August! Richmond is a lovely city to visit in the summer. Make your vacation travel plans for Central Virginia now is all I'm saying...

JJND backers as of this morning:

Ashlee Parnell
Andrew Dolson
Elizabeth Lennox
Dan Stackouse
Joe Evans
Jacquie O'Connor
Nancy Hall
Julie Holm
Stephen Ryan
Philip Crosby
Rebecca Jones
Jo Bachmann
Brittany Scott Keegan
Stan Baranowski
Nancy Frowert
Thomas Eichler
Philip Hamm
Donald Semmens

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