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FRM Festival 2018

$320 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created April 7, 2018
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin is a small town of only 18,000 but it has a big heart and a lot of talent! There are almost 3,500 members in our non-profit group Friends of Rapids Music (FRM) which is made up of amateur and professionals musicians, music venues, and "music lovers" across all musical genres in Rapids and Central Wisconsin. Our sole purpose is to support live local music and those who provide it. We want to raise money for our festival June 2018 which will be a celebration of community and music and will increase our fund to help local musicians, music educators, music students applying to college, and music venues. Last year we were able to give away $1,000 to a local program to provide FREE music lessons to adults and children who might not otherwise be able to afford them, and we donated $500 toward the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for the family of a young Wisconsin Rapids music lover. We have big plans to keep on giving to the musical interests of Wisconsin Rapids and Central Wisconsin. For example perhaps a  graduating senior has been asked to travel to the East coast to audition at a private music college. We could help. Or a promising young (or not so young) musician can't afford to record a demo for an interested music producer. We could help. Or a music teacher is struggling AGAIN with budget cuts. We could help. 

For 2018, our music fest will have 9 local bands playing everything from blues to rock to polka to jazz all day June 16th. And our headliner is Hip Pocket from Wausau. (see video attached) Of course a regionally known band like Hip Pocket isn't cheap and all of the other expenses of a festival can really add up, but with your help and the help we've already received from local businesses and individuals, we could not only have a great festival but also increase the fund that could help both amateur and professional musicians in our area for years to come.

Already businesses and individuals in our area have donated time, money, products and services to this effort. So we hope you'd like to join us too! We will be forever indebted to those who support this cause and who support live music everywhere!
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Our FRM Fest t-shirts are in! Tell me your size and we’ll set one aside for you to pick up at the fest. $15-S, M, L, XL; $18-2XL or 3XL. Don’t wait!

Or better yet, donate $25 or more to our GoFundMe and you'll be supporting our local musicians, music teachers and music students AND we'll deliver a t-shirt to the address you provide. It's a win-win!
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Check out the video of our headliner, Hip Pocket who'll take the stage at 8pm for FRM Fest 2018. Nine other bands performing between 10:30am-10pm. Help us raise money for local music related causes in Central Wisconsin!
Hip Pocket headlining FRM Fest June 16
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We're all set for the FRM Battle of the Bands tomorrow night May 5th! The bands will compete on one of the best sound stages in Central Wisconsin at the McMillan library with the competition starting at 7pm. All players are 21 years of age or under. The winner will play the 3:30pm slot at our festival June 16th!

The public is welcome to attend the Battle of the Bands free of charge. Your donation here supports our festival which supports programs like the FRM Battle of the Bands and music related donations to young and old in our community throughout the year. Hope to see you tomorrow night!
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Here's a pic of the perks we're offering for 2018! Our t-shirt is designed by the winner of our design competition between local art departments (pic here is of 2017 shirt, pic of winning 2018 design is forthcoming). Another perk is our FRM tote bag with water bottle and our ever popular FRM can coozie! Enjoy 1 or all 3 with your donation! And thanks!
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Raised by 9 people in 2 months
Created April 7, 2018
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