Bluegrass Pride Parade Float

$11,740 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 20 months
Jeremy Pollock
for California Bluegrass Association
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
For the first time in its 42 year history, the California Bluegrass Association will be participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade!

We will have several live bands playing on the CBA float, and a whole bunch of us bluegrass pickers will be marching (or riding personal mobility scooters) alongside to spread the gospel of bluegrass and celebrate our community's commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

You're all invited to march with us on Sunday, June 25th and to bring your instruments if you like. We'll be jamming both before and after the parade. To join the Bluegrass Pride contingent, please sign up here

Stay involved by following us on facebook, twitter, and instagram, and tagging us with #BluegrassPride.

Our basic budget for the project is $10,000. The main expenses are rental costs (for the truck, trailer, and sound system) and printing costs (for banners, t-shirts, stickers, flyers, etc.). But if we're able to rasie more, we'd love to get a bigger trailer and sound system. We're going to need every watt of power we can get to keep up with the other giant sound systems in the parade! 

The California Bluegrass Association is a 501c3 nonprofit, so all contributions are tax deducitble, and documentation is automatically provided.

Join us in making bluegrass history!
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Exciting news: Bluegrass Pride was selected as a finalist for "Best Overall Contingent" in the SF Pride Parade! Wow!

But we need your help to win the title. Can you take one minute to vote for us here:
https://sfpride.wufoo.com/forms/p1836yr619i8vli/
And then can you take one more more minute to spread the word on facebook, twitter, email, etc.?

Voting closes Friday at 6pm, so please help us out today!
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Happy Pride week, Bluegrass Pride supporters! It's all coming together, and we want to make sure you have all the info to join in the fun.

Join us Sunday, June 25th to march in the Pride Parade! Please sign up here so we can get you all the details:
http://bit.ly/walkwithbluegrasspride
We'll be gathering at 11:30 a.m. on Main Street between Mission and Howard in in "Block N.”

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

You can also join us for two concerts of amazing bluegrass:

THURSDAY 6/22: Bluegrass Pride Diversity Showcase at Amnesia, 7-11:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1351785744899696/
Bill Evans, Windy Hill, Jon Weisberger, Justin Hiltner, Karen Celia Heil, Brandon Godman, and many more!

SUNDAY 6/25: Bluegrass Pride Parade After Party at SOMA StreatFoods, 2-6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2251286781763760/
Approximate set times:
2:00 - Suzy Thompson and friends
3:00 - AJ Lee, Dana Frankel, Helen Foley and Christine Wilhoyte
4:00 - Laurie Lewis and friends
5:00 - Front Country
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Tonight's the night of our big Bluegrass Pride benefit show at Ashkenaz in Berkeley! It will feature Kathy Kallick, Suzy Thompson and Molly Tuttle along with a whole bunch of other great musicians. The music starts at 8 and goes until 11. If you want to be sure to get a ticket, you can buy them in advance here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bluegrass-pride-featuring-kathy-kallick-molly-tuttle-thompsonia-tom-bekeny-and-more-tickets-33760627947?ref=ebtnebtckt

KQED featured the show this morning on their "Do List," so we're hopeful that it might sellout! Check out KQED's coverage here:
https://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2017/05/04/cy-and-gabes-picks-a-rapper-on-a-journey-raining-banjos-and-a-farewell/
We hope to see you there!
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Look who's on the front page of the Chronicle! A whole bunch of people are learning about us for the first time, and we've already seen over $700 in contributions today!

Can you help amplify it by sharing the link to the story on Facebook, and then also post a link to the gofundme page in the comments?
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bluegrass-nonprofit-split-over-float-in-S-F-Gay-11074634.php
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$11,740 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 186 people in 20 months
Created March 25, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
California Bluegrass Association
Certified Charity
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Sacramento, CA
EIN: 510204434
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$25
susan weisberg
19 months ago

Happy to support such a worthy cause!

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$100
Steven Block
19 months ago

A wonderful, inspired project. The Bluegrass community needs more outreach -- and "inreach", to persuade it own members -- like this!

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