Support The Vashon Skinny Newsletter

50.00

Each week, Vashon Events sends a newsletter of all the entertainment happenings to a list nearly 2,000 subscribers. This newsletter benefits the community by increasing audience size for entertainment events and getting community members out supporting local businesses and restaurants along the way. Islanders feel more connected when they participate in events together which creates a stronger sense of community.

Creating the weekly newsletter involves design, research, and editing. There is also a monthly fee paid to our newsletter service provider - Mailchimp.

Your donation to support the Vashon Skinny pays for the soft and hard costs to keeping this valuable resource going.

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ONE TIME DONATION $75

Support Music at the Farmer's Market

75.00

Music at the Farmer's Market provides an opportunity for shoppers to linger and commune with each other. It creates a festive environment for farmers and crafters to sell their products. 

While the Farmer's Market provides payment to the musicians for their performance, the Market is not currently able to pay Vashon Events for booking and promotion services.

Support for Farmer's Market Music helps pay for the time it takes to book musicians, organize the calendar, add the schedule and band biographies to the Vashon Events website, coordinate with the Farmer's Market Manager, and promote the concerts. 

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One Time Donation $75

Support Music at Strawberry Festival

50.00

Vashon Events creates special events for touring world-class musicians. These are rare opportunities to see phenomenal musicians without having to take a ferry.

Your support for Special Events will help pay for promotion, venue fees, and management of the event.

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One Time Donation $50

Support the Music Teacher Directory

10.00

Vashon Events believes that providing access to music instruction is one of the best ways our community can ensure it is full of arts & culture in the future. And research shows that music instruction helps develop language and reasoning, memorization, coordination, a sense of achievement, and more. For adolescents, teaching of music deepens and extends everyday experiences, providing new opportunities and forging important links between the home, the school and the outside world. 

Support for the Vashon Events' Music Teacher Directory provides outreach to music teachers and supports marketing, design, and maintenance of the Directory.

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One Time Donation $10

Support the Music Instrument Library

35.00

Vashon Event's Music Instrument Library is a completely free library of music instruments which can be checked out by Islanders for 1-3 months at a time. Whether you have always want to learn to play the mandolin or if you have guests in your home who would like to borrow a guitar for the weekend, we've got you covered. 

Many instruments are expensive to purchase. The Vashon Events Music Instrument Library helps our community by making instruments accessible to individuals of all incomes. 

Support for the library helps pay for expenses to care for the instruments such as buying and changing strings and servicing parts. It also supports the time it takes to seek new instrument donations, feature them on the website, and market this service.

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One Time Donation $35

Support 20 Questions Musicians Interviews

5.00

Twenty Questions provides the community an opportunity to dig deeper into music by learning more about Island musicians - their backgrounds, influences, and what makes them unique. 

Support for Twenty Questions helps pay for the time it takes to research musicians, edit interview responses, and upload the information to the website. It also helps pay for website hosting expenses.

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One Time Donation $5

Support the Youth Opener Program

20.00

Vashon Events is working to grow musicians by providing youth the opportunity to open for touring bands at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. Performing to a large crowd at a young age helps them gain confidence and experience critical to their future success. 

Vashon Events scouts talent through the Vashon High School Open Mic Concerts and through collaborating with Island music teachers. 

Support for the Youth Opener Program provides stipend payments to youth for their performance and helps support research, mentoring, and promotion of youth opener events.

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One Time Donation $20

Support Music at Restaurants

15.00

Vashon Events works with several local restaurants to provide live music, including the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, Snapdragon, and The Hardware Store Restaurant. Each restaurant provides a unique music experience for listeners, from small ensembles to large bands.

Vashon Events ensures that musicians have the opportunity to perform in a variety of settings to fit their musical style and ensures that musicians are paid for their performance (not just in tips).

Support for Live Music for Restaurants benefits the community by enhancing the entertainment in a variety of settings, providing venues for musicians to perform, and increasing opportunities to hear live music. Your donation helps pay for booking, promotion, printing, and event management of these performances. These costs are not covered or are partly covered by the restaurants. 

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One Time Donation $15

Support Posters for Musicians

75.00

Event posters are key to getting the word out about events taking place on this Island, but many musicians and bands don't have the ability to create their own event posters. 

Vashon Events creates high quality posters for musicians and bands to get the word out about their event. 

Support for Posters for Musicians pays for graphic design time and printing costs when the venue does not cover this expense. (Most venues in Seattle do not offer poster design so this isn't a unique problem). 

Cost of poster design ranges from $35-50 per poster and printing costs range from $2 to $20, depending on the size of the poster/banner.

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One Time Donation $75

Support Music at Vashon Community Care

50.00

Vashon Events is pleased to book music for the elders at Vashon Community Care for their monthly birthday party and other special events. Music is one of the residents' favorite activities!

Vashon Community Care provides payment for musicians to perform but is currently not able to pay Vashon Events for booking, organizing, and coordinating with the center. 

Support for Music at VCC helps cover these expenses to ensure that elders who are unable to go out to hear live music still have the opportunity to experience live music performances.

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One Time Donation $50

Support Concerts in the Park

35.00

Concerts in the Park is one of the Island's most treasured summer activities. The concerts are made possible by the Vashon Park District and Vashon Events has been honored to book and manage the events for the past several years.

Support for Concerts in the Park provides research, booking, promotion, graphic design, printing, and advertising for the events. 

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One Time Donation $35

Support Band Photos and Press Kits

25.00

Having a press kit and good band photo is crucial for local bands to get booked and promote their music. Yet, some bands don't have the ability to get a photo, write a good band biography, get video capture of their performances, etc.

Support for Band Photos and Press Kits helps supports photography, videography, writing, editing, and promotion for local bands. 

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One Time Donation $25

Support all that and the kitchen sink!

1,200.00

Feeling extremely generous? You can support all of these services and the kitchen sink by donating $1,200 or $100 per month. Your support will make a huge difference towards sustaining Vashon Events in 2017. Thank you so much for your support.

You can also make a donation of any size using this link

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ONE TIME DONATION $1,200