The annual music and arts festival will be celebrating its 6th year, but the musicians & artists that really make this party happen can use a little extra help getting to and from Miami, AZ. According to the event’s organizers, this year’s event promises to be bigger than ever with more than 40 acts, 32 poets and performers and 50 visual artists. Kicking up for some gas means some super cool returns for your investment like posters designed by Nxoeed or comemorative t-shirts. More here…
Though our dusty desert only counted Michelle Blades in residence but a short time, we’ll always consider her one of us. It helps that she always makes time for local gigs when she finds herself stateside. Well, it’s been almost three years since her last full-length release and we’re ready for the next installment, her first official release since relocating to Paris. Blades is raising funds through the international crowd-source option, Kiss Kiss Bank Bank, and offering fans early copies of the album and other rad rewards. More here..
Tucson’s Jillian and the Giants are ready to record their debut album, Mr. Airplane, but they could use a little help covering the recording and production cost. You might remember Jillian Bessett who we covered last year when she released her solo album Electric Moon (which we loved and you can read about here). Contributing to the cause can land you some signed merch and other rewards. More info here!
The I Have A Name project has brought the issue of homelessness to the attention of many and pushed the topic to the forefront of our arts community. Described as “a humble gesture to restore humanity and dignity to those less fortunate among us”, I Have A Name is looking to expand its range of communication through two new murals that will appear on the MonOrchid Gallery in downtown Phoenix. Contribute to the cause (and learn more) here.
Who misses Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream? We do. Mary Coyle’s ice cream has been part of Valley life for 63 years and has been noticably absentee since they shut their doors last year. Hopefully, our favorite ice cream will be making a resurgence in food truck form. And here’s the best part… Backers can earn free scoops or even an ice cream party. What’s not to love? Make your contributions here.