The WILD RUMPUS PARADE & SPECTACLE is Athens, GA's Halloween 'Mardi Gras'.
Now in its 11th year, the Wild Rumpus is one of the city's top annual events- an all-inclusive costume parade with participants and crowds in excess of 10,000+. The Wild Rumpus is a music festival as well, with over 30 acts confirmed for 2019's celebrations on 3 outdoor stages, and in 7 downtown venues.
This gofundme is for a last-minute push to raise funds to 3 things:
To PAY ATHENS BANDS to perform
To COMPENSATE ATHENS ARTISTS for their WORK
To EXPAND on the charitable DONATION that we are making to our 2019 charity Nuçi's Space!!!
UPDATE Oct. 31, 2019:
Well we did not receive the State Tourism Grant mentioned below, so we will roll forth to the best of our ability with the funds we are raising here. This is proving to be very helpful, so thank you to all who are contributing, and sharing!!
As of this writing, $10k hangs in the balance in our budget. This amount was applied for from a Tourism Product Development grant from the State of Georgia to fund Athens Music-related components in the festival. Wild Rumpus received this grant in 2018 and applied again in 2019. This year's grant recipients have not yet been announced, and we are too close to our event date to chance it.
The Rumpus will write our 'Big Check" to Nuçi's Space in December 2019.
THANK YOU for your contribution- Athens loves you for it, and I am forever honored and grateful for your energy and enthusiasm-
Wild Rumpus Director and Master of Ceremonies
Oct. 25-26, 2019
All details at www.wildrumpus.org
Contact me directly at wildrumpus13 (at) gmail.com with any questions or inspirations.