Porchfest relies on the volunteer and goodwill efforts of hundreds of performers and hosts, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t cost anything to produce. As the festival grows, so to do our costs, which include portable toilets, permits, insurance, program and poster printing, and advertising. Thanks to the generosity of a handful of sponsoring businesses, we’ve raised just enough money to cover our costs for 2017. Cause for celebration, for sure, but we’re not quite out of the woods yet…
We’re on a mission this year, a mission to give a little something back to the musicians who so selflessly donate their talents and time to Binghamton Porchfest. We’re on a mission to hook all 359 of the 2017 performers up with a free commemorative festival t-shirt. It’s the least we can do to thank them for all their hard work! That’s where you come in, dearest crowd-funders.
We’ve got just five days to raise the $2250 we need to cover the cost of printing up these fancy-shmancy shirts, and we can’t do it without you. If you’ve attended Binghamton Porchfest in the past, or plan to attend this year, please consider making a donation to help us give back to the musicians that give so much to us. We’ve added a few donor incentives to sweeten the deal for you, but the real incentive is knowing you’ve played an integral part in making the West Side’s most musical tradition come to fruition.
If we surpass our goal, we’ll work on hooking up all our gracious volunteer hosts with t-shirts as well. And if we surpass that goal, we’ll put the rest of the funds towards establishing Binghamton Porchfest as a certified, sanctified non-profit organization for 2018 and beyond, which would open us up to grant funding so we never have to beg you for cash again. And if we again surpass that goal, well, then we’ll donate the surplus to a local children’s charity.
Thanks in advance for your support, and we’ll see you on the 27th! West Side is the Fest Side!
(Note: Incentives can be picked up at the Bundy Museum, 129 Main Street, during the Porchfest celebration from noon-7pm on August 27th. If you're donating but cannot attend Binghamton Porchfest, please be sure to include your mailing address when prompted by gofundme and we'll get your swag in the mail the week following the big day.)