The 5th Annual Uglyfest

$1,150 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 2 months
Dan Butler  AUSTIN, TX
Greetings Patriots;

My name is Danny Ugly, and I am 1/3 of the Austin-based band The Buglies.

For the past four years The Buglies have hosted a day-long showcase during the South by Southwest Music Festival called UGLYFEST! When we hosted our first UGLYFEST in 2013, we didn't really know what to expect. Our goal was to create a festival that would give Austin residents, (and visitors to our fine city), an opportunity to enjoy some great live music by unique acts without all of the other bullshit that goes along with South by Southwest, (long lines, wristbands, RSVPs, etc.). To our great amazement, the festival was a huge success.

Since then, the UGLYFEST has grown into something that we feel is very special. It's an opportunity for acts that may not get much exposure during the overcrowded South by Southwest madness to perform for an audience of genuine music fans, (as opposed to people that just want a free Lone Star beer and the chance to see David Cross introduce Best Coast at an uncomfortably packed venue). Since we are musicians and artists putting on a festival for people that love music and art, it is very important to us that NO CORPORATIONS BE A PART OF THIS EVENT!!!

In the past, we have invested a lot of our own money into putting the festival together. As you can imagine, this is a stressful burden for a couple of starving musicians. We have been fortunate enough to have a supportive audience that provides tips for the bands, but this year, we wanted to take it a step further.

We are trying to raise enough money to ensure that this year's UGLYFEST will be the best one to date! The money raised through this campaign will be used to  secure guaranteed payouts for all of the touring and local musicians that will be performing, and to secure materials that will make the festival as visually stimulating and interactive as possible.

Crowdfunding is not something that we do lightly. It would be much easier for us to just get corporate sponsorship for the event. However, we also want to maintain the tradition of this event being something different and special that people can come and enjoy at no cost.

In exchange for your support, we will be offering very special gifts to those that kick in $50 or more. These gifts include custom made UGLY masks, artwork, and all sorts of Team Ugly swag. We will also publicly acknowledge and thank every single person that donates to the campaign during the festival, (as long as you leave your name). Lastly, we will pick one donor at random to receive a song, written and recorded by Danny Ugly specifically for you, about the subject matter of your choice!!! Donate multiple times and increase your chances of winning!!!

PLEASE help us spread the word about this campaign by sharing on social media, and please help us out if you can. Even a small contribution would be appreciated.

This year's UGLYFEST will be held at Cherrywood Coffeehouse in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 15th from noon to 10:00 p.m. The fest is all-ages... and as mentioned above, FREE!

Thank you all so much for your continued support! Here is to hoping this will be the best UGLYFEST yet!

Love,

-Danny Ugly
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Update 3
Posted by Dan Butler
5 days ago
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Greetings everyone! I just wanted to let y'all know that I have not forgotten about the exclusive EP you were promised as a, "thank you," for supporting this campaign. I got a bit sidetracked by Beige Wizard business, but I have been working hard on these tunes, and I am hoping it will be ready to share with you in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
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Update 2
Posted by Dan Butler
1 month ago
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OMG! OMG! OMG! YOU GUYS! Thank you all so much for the support! We reached our goal, and thus are able to pay every act that is performing this year, (as well as cover the printing cost of posters for the event)! I am about to start working on your special, exclusive EP. If you contributed $40 or more, please contact me, (Danny Ugly), via facebook or email themusicalhealer(at)hotmail(dot)com with your t-shirt size! Thanks again everyone! I sincerely hope you are all able to join us on Wednesday, March 15th at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.
Coco from The Fever at UGLYFEST 2016
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Update 1
Posted by Dan Butler
1 month ago
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Hey everyone! I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your support of the 5th Annual Uglyfest! We are only $50 away from reaching our goal! If you could please share the link to the campaign, I'm confident we'll might our goal before the end of the day!

If you contributed $40 or more, and have not yet received a message from me requesting your t-shirt size, please post it here so we make sure we get a shirt in your size to you! As soon as we reach our goal I will choose a name at random to receive a custom song with the subject of your choosing! I will also make a special, exclusive EP that I will be sharing with y'all in the next month or two!

Thanks again everyone! Your support of independent music and art is commendable!

Stay UGLY!!!
Design by Mary Streepy
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$1,150 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 2 months
Created February 1, 2017
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Ro Rutledge
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Andrew McNutt
1 month ago
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