DC Funk Parade Launches IndieGoGo Fan Funding Campaign – Looking to Raise $20,000

“Funk Parade officially launched its Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign today.

Funk Parade is a one-of-a-kind parade, street fair and music festival planned for DC’s U Street neighborhood on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Funk Parade celebrates DC’s vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together.

The group is using the online crowdfunding platform to raise $20,000 from community supporters and individuals over the next 30 days in order to help defray some of the costs of the day fair, community parade and music festival that will celebrate the city, U Street and the spirit of funk on Saturday May 3rd.

“This money will help cover the costs of the police and permits the city requires, and to the musicians and performers who will make the day amazing,” the organizers explained.

You can view the campaign here.

The campaign will allow community members and supporters to contribute to the Funk Parade mission in return for awesome gifts and perks provided by some amazing U Street businesses and DC partners.

Funk Parade is supported by over 100 local businesses, community groups, nonprofits and civic leaders. Many of the businesses, including &pizza, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Matchbox, Tropicalia, Local 16, The Brixton, El Rey, Right Proper Brewing Company and Satellite Room donated perks for the fundraising effort.

Contributors to the campaign will receive free drinks and food at local U Street neighborhood businesses, Funk Parade T-shirts, “U” ball caps and private catered events.

Funk Parade T-shirts are being produced by Twice As Warm, a DC-area business with a social mission: it donates an item of clothing for every item purchased. Twice As Warm’s donations from the Funk Parade shirts will benefit Martha’s Table.

The campaign features a video produced, shot, and edited entirely by Funk Parade supporters, and filmed in U Street locations.”