The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival

$895 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 1 month
Liberty Rose
on behalf of Philadelphia Burlesque
 PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival is entering into its third year, April 6th-9th of 2017. It's been an honor to bring acts form around the world to our fair city since 2015. In past years, I have been able to front the money for the festival and take care of the loss upon recieving the checks from ticket sales and merchandise. However, as a freelance artist, this year has been a little less lucrative and in order to make sure we can cover our expenses on the front end, we need help from you, our fans and patrons of this bold and beautiful art of burlesque.

The amount of money we're asking may seem like a lot, but it's not even the full amount it costs to throw the festival - just what we need to cover on the front end. Here is a precise breakdown of what your donations cover: Headliner Fees ($1,800), Performer Stipends ($2,300), Host Fees ($600) The remainder of the venue rental ($1,800), Live Music for our Sunday Night Show ($800), Photography & Videography of the event ($800), Promotional and Program Materials ($800), Tech Crew ($800), and other smaller expenses. We were able to cover our Headliner Travel and accomodations from our application fees.

We're seeking these funds as soon as possible and every little bit counts. While we are still selling tickets in the traditional sense, supporting us through our GoFundMe gives patrons a chance to sponsor a performer, have their name listed on our website as one of our donors, special, limited edition prizes and more!

To be clear - this money is NOT to pay ourselves. It is to pay our performers, headliners, hosts, musicians, crew, venues, and production team. If there is money left over at the end of this endeavor, it goes towards the 2018 Philadelphia Burlesque Festival to take care of the next year's up front costs. This artform is so important to this city and the festival is integral to the growth and inspiration of our scene. We want so much to continue putting on a festival with high standards that takes care of its performers and talent in every way possible and without our audience's support, we can't do it. But with you? We can continue to fly in headliners from around the world and bring them to you right here in beautiful, historic, and ever evolving Philadelphia.

I don't know if words can describe what your support means to us. On a very literal level, you will be creating art in our city. We know it's a lot to ask, but with all of you, this festival is possible. Help us complete our journey to elevate Philadelphia, empower women, LGBTQ, and performers of all size, race, and gender, and keep self-love and expression alive in the face of hate.

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Update 1
Posted by Lindsey Kruichak
1 month ago
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Today we begin a new journey for the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival - a crowd sourcing endeavor! This year the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival needs your help! Sponsor a performer, get special VIP packages, and MORE!
Be fierce like Hattie!
Look at these awesome headliners!
Jeez Loueez is flying all this sass in!
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$895 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 1 month
Created March 8, 2017
Liberty Rose  
on behalf of Philadelphia Burlesque
$5
Tassel Twirl
Every amount goes a long way! Pledge just $5 and gain the satisfaction of helping art happen!
$15
Strap Snapper
Give a littler more than just a twirl and receive a personalized thank you from the Producers as well as a discount code for $5 off tickets to the festival!
$25
G-String Thing
You get a personal Thank you from the producers, a code for $5 off tickets, and your name listed on our Donors page on our website!
$75
Patron of Tease
50 of 50 left
Help pay a performer! You get your name listed on our donor page AND receive a GA ticket to the showcase of your choice, Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th.
$150
VIP Patron
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Help pay a performer! Get your name listed on our donor page AND receive a VIP ticket to the showcase of your choice, Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th.
$125
Date Patrons
24 of 25 left
You get your name listed on our donor page AND receive 2 GA tickets to the showcase of your choice, Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th.
$225
VIP Date Night
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You get your name listed on our donor page AND receive 2 VIP tickets to the showcase of your choice, Friday April 7th or Saturday April 8th.
$500
Tom Jefferson
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A Vintage Festival Tee, 2 VIP tickets to both Friday and Saturday night's showcases, and everything else from the Patron levels. Plus - A surprise gift!
$1,000
Ben Franklin
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2 VIP tickets to Friday & Saturday night, 2 GA tickets to Thursday & Sunday night, 2 vintage festival tees, plus a special LIVE thank you on stage!
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