WASHINGTON, DC [March 31, 2016] – Local businesses and artists are helping Funk Parade’s third annual Indiegogo campaign raise $15,000.

New perks added to the event’s campaign include a dive bar crawl with John Solomon, owner of Solly’s bar; a styling and shopping experience with Anna Kahoe of Good Wood; and an original painting by DC artist Rose Jaffe.

“Local businesses are a bedrock of support for Funk Parade,” said Chris Naoum, event co-founder.  He noted the campaign already features perks from Riide, a DC-based electric bike startup, and BicycleSPACE, a Washington cycling shop.

The community event -- a day festival, parade and music festival, includes nearly 150 hours of music, dance and art programming. All proceeds are critical to supporting the infrastructure of the festival as 70,000 attendees are expected for this year’s event on Saturday, May 7.

Newest Perks

  • One (1) $400 Original Funky DC Art Piece - 2’ x 4’ Original DC/Funk Parade inspired painting by celebrated DC homegrown artist Rose Jaffe (Local DMV Only)

  • One (1) $500 DC Dive Bar Crawl with Solly and friends - Sollys DC owner John Solomon and his bud will take you and three of your friends (4 total) on tour of their favorite Dive Bars around the city.(Local DMV Only)

  • One (1) $600 Ladies Night GoodWood Shopping Spree - Goodwood owner Anna Kahoe will treat you and 3 of your friends (4 total) to an evening of champagne, hors d'oeuvres, personal styling and $100 per person credit towards a GoodWood shopping spree. (Local DMV Only)


Recent Perks

  • Unlimited $100 - Rare Essence Headliner Perk - 1 copy of Rare Essences upcoming album Turn It Up, 1 copy of Rare Essence Greatest Hits Album vol 1, 1 signed poster of the Rare Essence Turn It Up album cover art signed by renowned DC portrait artist and muralist Aniekan Udofia


Original Perks (9 Days Left)

  • One (1) $5,000 Mega Funk High Roller featuring a custom Funk Parade Riide x Special Edition Bike, a Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker, a limited edition Chrome X Funk Parade bag, and primo swag including Funk Parade T-Shirt, sticker, magnet and flash tattoo. (Local DMV only.)

  • Unlimited $250 Funk Parade x Chrome Bag A limited edition Chrome x Funk Parade bag -- a Chrome Citizen messenger bag sporting an exclusive Funk Parade path. Local DC only

  • Five (5) $150 Roll Your Funk packages featuring a complete Bike Tune-Up from BicycleSPACE and a Custom Funk Parade Bike Bell. (Local DMV only.)

  • Ten (10) $125 “Chocolate City” Dinner Tickets, each $125 donation will receive one ticket to join renowned D.C. Chef Brent Hughes for his multi-course dining experience, Dopaliscious, on June 5th. Chef Hughes uses music to inspire his menus, and this dinner will be inspired by P-Funk’s album, Chocolate City. (Local DMV Only)

  • Unlimited $100 Poster Art Print A limited edition giclee art print of the Funk Parade 2016 "Roll Your Funk" poster art. Archival-quality 12"x12" print of artwork by renowned artist Donald Ely. (Please pick up in person at Funk Parade or future event.)

  • Twenty (20) $75 Funk Your Bike Roll your Funk! A disco pattern bike light, limited-edition Funk Parade bike bell, and a premium Funk Parade sticker.

  • Twenty (20) $65 Early Bird Funk Parader Save on the Funk Parader perk kit: A quality 100% cotton Funk Parade t-shirt, a Funk Parade fridge magnet, a 4” Funk Parade patch for your backpack or denim jacket, a gold flash tattoo and a premium Funk Parade sticker.

  • Ten (10) $35 Early Bird Funk Pack Save on the classic Funk Pack: A Funk Parade fridge magnet, a 4” Funk Parade patch for your backpack or denim jacket, a gold flash tattoo and a premium Funk Parade sticker.

  • Unlimited $25 Micro Funk Pack Get you started with a Funk Parade flash tattoo and premium Funk Parade 4” decal sticker.


Corporate Perks

  • Unlimited $1,000 Corporate Sponsor For $1000, your business logo will be on the 2016 poster, festival map, website, 10'x10' booth space at one of our amazing day fair performance areas, and shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Unlimited $1,000 Local Business Supasponsor Are you a DC-based business who wants to be give a little more to the Funk Parade? $1000 gets your logo on the 2016 poster, festival event map, website, and shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Unlimited $500 Local Business Sponsorship Are you a DC-based business who wants to be a Funk Parade sponsor? $500 gets your logo on the 2016 poster and website.

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