Celebrate Community & Music 2017

$850 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 months
Connie Tomski-Faville
on behalf of Friends of Rapids Music
 WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI
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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We're SO close!!

Only $150 away from our goal but less than 1 week away from Festival Day!

Thanks to all who've contributed so far. We couldn't be doing this without you and it's shaping up to be a great day of music and community June 17th here in Rapids. We can't wait to raise funds for our local music teachers, high school music students heading to college, musicians themselves, and local music venues who want to improve their venues for live, local music.

PLUS our community gets to hear 7 great local bands and The Jimmys from Madison!

So if you can spare it, please share it!

Thanks everyone.
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Only $300 more to go to make our goal and have a great festival on June 17th! Here's a pic of some neat perks you'll get for as little as a $25 donation. But wait, there's more!!!

Proceeds generated from the fest will be donated to Wisconsin Rapids area music teachers, high school musicians, adult musicians, and music venues.

And if you are an FRM member and have enjoyed advertising your gigs in the FRM Facebook group, or own a music venue where those gigs have been advertised and promoted on our weekly calendar, this is a great way to say "Thanks!"

$25 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt
$50 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt and an FRM can cooler
$75 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt, an FRM can cooler, and 1 free FRM tote bag
$100 = 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 1 free FRM can cooler, and 1 free FRM tote bag
$125 = 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 1 free FRM tote, 1 free FRM can cooler, and 4 free beverage tickets
$200 = The Deluxe package: 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 2 free FRM totes, 2 free FRM can coolers, 8 free beverage tickets
Over $200 = Please message Connie to get special sponsorship perks and information.
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Help us help the musicians, music teachers, music students, and music venues in Central Wisconsin by donating to our GoFundMe account and also enjoy these great perks!

$25 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt
$50 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt and an FRM can cooler
$75 = 1 free FRM festival t-shirt, an FRM can cooler, and 1 free FRM tote bag
$100 = 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 1 free FRM can cooler, and 1 free FRM tote bag
$125 = 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 1 free FRM tote, 1 free FRM can cooler, and 4 free beverage tickets
$200 = The Deluxe package: 2 free FRM festival t-shirts, 2 free FRM totes, 2 free FRM can coolers, 8 free beverage tickets
Over $200 = Please message Connie to get special sponsorship perks and information.
$50 gets you a free t-shirt & can cooler
$75 = t-shirt, can cooler & FRM bag!
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Thanks to a very generous donation from Lisa Schoenrock in Galena, IL we are now "over the hump" and have raised more than 50% of our GoFundMe goal!! Brian and Lisa Schoenrock make up the band "Brisa" and perform and support live music where they live in Galena but love to support Wisconsin Rapids music as well. Thanks much you two!
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$850 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 months
Created March 30, 2017
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TS
$25
Tom Susala
10 months ago

I will see you THERE!!! YAY!!!

DJ
$25
Dale Jirschele
11 months ago

Cheers!

JK
$50
Jen Kubisiak
12 months ago

I love being a part of this music community and this festival. RockOnRapids.

LS
$100
Lisa Schoenrock
12 months ago

Keep on rockin'!

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