Silver Room Block Party 2016

$4,860 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 10 months
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Eric Williams  CHICAGO, IL
With FREEDOM LOVE JOY PEACE, we dedicate the 2016 Sound System Block Party to Chicago's Southside!

We are reaching out to all our friends to help make this the best Block Party yet!
Saturday, July 16th 2016,
The Sound System Block Party is a day long celebration of Music, Art and Dance!
We bring diverse art to a diverse community with 4 Stages and over 30 performances of music and visual artists. What started off as a small gathering of friends has become Chicago's best homegrown Block Party, 10,000 strong!

Thanks to TSR owner Eric Williams for years of funding this event.  As we have grown, so have our expenses.  In order to continue this tradition at the level you've come to expect, WE NEED YOU!

It's with the Block Party spirit of community that we invite you to contribute. Any amount will help!

WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We love Chicago! Despite Chicago's social ills, we believe that music and art can unite us all. We know what the power of togetherness feels like.

WHY SUPPORT?
We know how much this event means to so many of you. The Block Party = Independent Music you don't hear on the radio.
The Block Party = Family friendly fun, bring yo kids!
The Block Party = One of the truly all-ages events in Chicago.
We are grassroots with the mission of spreading art, community and love.

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
@ Sound System
@ Generators and permits
@ lighting and visuals
@ Artists fees
@ Stage and backline rentals
@ Sanitation and Disposal
@ Festival and Permit and application fees
@ Security
@ Muralist supplies and fees
....to name a few

SPREAD THE WORD!
Tell everyone you know to donate whatever they can!
Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
Post our plea to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!
Ask a local business or work partner to sponsor us or donate.

THANK YOU ALL!
SEE YOU ON THE DANCE FLOOR!


* We greatly appreciate ANY donation amount! If you give a dollar amount without a matching perk, you may select a perk in alignment with your gift (make a note in the comments section of your donation).
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Update 4
Posted by Eric Williams
9 months ago
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CORRECTION! T-shirts will be in stock AUGUST 3rd. Buttons are available NOW! Thank you for your patience!
(click on the link to see images)


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Update 3
Posted by Eric Williams
9 months ago
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THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this year's block party a huge success. What stands out to me most is that the collaborative effort uniting artists, small business owners, politicians, police, musicians, dancers, donors, religious institutions, community groups, and non profits from all across the city shows us the power we have in working together. I really appreciate the gratitude shown to me and The Silver Room but this is really about a community of people coming together. I think it's important that we tell our own stories and create our own vision of what our community can be. This one day is symbolic of what we can do together. Hopefully the spirit of the block party can energize and inspire some to make some good things happen.

This was the largest block party yet both in production and attendance. We are so very appreciative of your contributions. Small but mighty, you put your money where your heart is and that means everything.

Your donor gifts will be available to pick up at the store as of Wednesday, July 27th. There will be a list at the register ($25=button, $50= tshirt, and so on). Please try and make it by the store within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions please email tsrcommunity@gmail.com.

Good & Plenty! Thank You!
2016 Silver Room Block Party!
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Update 2
Posted by Eric Williams
10 months ago
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Together we are #TSRBlockParty. Please spread the word. Share this video. Your support means everything.
Block Party is fast approaching, 7/16!
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$4,860 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 10 months
Created June 12, 2016
EW
Eric Williams  
$10
Anonymous
9 months ago
JR
$50
John Roach
9 months ago
AO
$25
A Owens
9 months ago
$100
Bryan Hudson
9 months ago

Was out of town with my students... Great job again...

MT
$25
Marcia Turner
9 months ago

Continued success!

AF
$100
ANNA FONG
9 months ago
DS
$25
Derrick Shaw
9 months ago
AR
$25
Alla Rubinstein
9 months ago

Love you Eric, and all that you do for the community and everyone around you!

$35
Amon Nickerson
9 months ago

Well Done! My Brotha...Well Done!

$100
Nicole Mitchell
9 months ago

I am so proud to know you all!! Thanks for being you -- for being creative, resilient, savvy, and wonderful!! Peace, Nicole

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