Stars + Stripes Festival

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STARS + STRIPES UNPLUGGED

A Private Evening with

CARLY SIMON + FRIENDS

Saturday, July 1st

6pm

 

Chilmark, MA

Home of Jack Davies + Kay Kendall

Featuring BBQ, Beverages + Beautiful Music

 

Exclusively for Sponsors

To become a Sponsor, make a donation in one of the Sponsor Giving Level amounts below:

  • DONATE ONLINE: Click “Make a Donation,” enter your Sponsor Level Amount in “Other” under Donation Amount, or

       

  • DONATE BY MAIL to: YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Attn: Mission Advancement, 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road,Vineyard Haven, MA 02568Donate Now
        

2017 STARS + STRIPES UNPLUGGED

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

BEYOND GOLD SPONSOR                      

$20,000  Grants 40 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services like After School care, Learn to Swim, Child Watch, Swim Team, and Teen Center. This is our most exclusive and exciting sponsorship opportunity. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Collector’s package of Carly Simon Heirloom Memorabilia
  • Dinner for 6 at the Home Port Restaurant + Room at the Beach Plum Inn for a weekend, date to be mutually agreed subject to availability
  • Framed S+S Unplugged Collectible Poster signed by Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon Audio Book
  • 10 Reserved VIP Premier Seats to S+S Unplugged
  • 10 Official S+S Unplugged Shirts
  • Valet Parking
  • Special Recognition at the event
  • Complimentary signed copy of Carly Simon’s Memoir, Boys in the Trees
  • BBQ and Cocktails, donated by Our Market

         

NEON SPONSOR                     

$10,000  Grants 20 children a chance to make life-long friends and memories for 3 weeks at Y Camp Terra Mare. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Framed S+S Unplugged Collectible Poster signed by Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon Audio Book
  • 8 Reserved VIP Seats to S+S Unplugged
  • 8 Official S+S Unplugged Shirts
  • Valet Parking
  • Special Recognition at the event
  • Complimentary signed copy of Carly Simon’s Memoir, Boys in the Trees
  • BBQ and Cocktails, donated by Our Market
        

GOLD SPONSOR                       

$5,000   Grants 10 families of all abilities to participate in the free year-round Special Olympics program, instilling confidence, team spirit and freedom in the water. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • S+S Unplugged Collectible Poster signed by Carly Simon
  • Carly Simon Audio Book
  • 6 Reserved Preferred Seats to S+S Unplugged
  • 6 Official S+S Unplugged Shirts
  • Complimentary signed copy of Carly Simon’s Memoir, Boys in the Trees
  • BBQ and Cocktails, donated by Our Market
       

SILVER  SPONSOR            

$3,000    Grants a day of safe and healthy activities for over 200 Island families annually at Healthy Kids Day. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • S+S Unplugged Collectible Poster
  • 4 Seats to S+S Unplugged
  • 4 Official S+S Unplugged Shirts
  • Complimentary signed copy of Carly Simon’s Memoir, Boys in the Trees
  • BBQ and Cocktails, donated by Our Market
        

BRONZE SPONSOR               

$1,500   Grants 3 youth and teens group training and wellness sessions to help promote healthy and positive lifestyles. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • S+S Unplugged Collectible Poster
  • 2 Seats to S+S Unplugged
  • 2 Official S+S Unplugged Shirts
  • Complimentary signed copy of Carly Simon’s Memoir, Boys in the Trees
  • BBQ and Cocktails, donated by Our Market

        
Additional Sponsor Benefits include:

  • Recognition on the Y Stars + Stripes website by sponsorship level
  • Tax deductible donation minus the value of goods received
  • Annual Y donors are listed in the Annual Report, Donor Boards and featured in Y newsletters
        
TO BECOME A STARS + STRIPES SPONSOR:

        

 

For questions regarding your sponsorship and other gift opportunities, please contact Jessica Daniels or Sarah Murphy.

Sarah Murphy                                        Jessica Daniels
Director of Mission Advancement       Director of Marketing
(508) 696-7171 ext. 107                        (508) 696-7171 ext. 104
ssoushek@ymcamv.org                        jclour@ymcamv.org

        

 

Over 200 families benefit from the Stars + Stripes Strong Families Fund annually, representing over 500 Islanders. Each year, we are determined to raise more money to help even more families on the Island. All sponsorship monies will go into the Stars + Stripes Strong Families Fund, which provides Y FOR ALL Financial Assistance and Community Outreach to deserving families for vital Y membership and programs, such as Child Watch, After School care, Learn to Swim lessons, Summer Camp, and Competitive Swim team participation. Each donor will receive a personal Thank You from a Stars + Stripes beneficiary, as well as a number of other sponsorship benefits detailed below.

We hope you and your family will join us as an official Stars + Stripes Sponsor for a truly memorable experience while providing another family with one as well. Please consider a donation at one of the following sponsorship levels. Every donation matters.

        

 

Stars + Stripes is a great way to get your feet wet with making an impact.

To dive all the way in to the Y and find out how you can make a more substantial contribution, please visit www.ymcamv.org/support or contact the YMCA at (508) 696-7171 ext. 107 or via email at ssoushek@ymcamv.org.

 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS without whom we wouldn’t be able to make such an incredible impact on Island youth and families.

 

 

STARS + STRIPES 2016

 

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For Stars + Stripes 2016, we celebrated the final concert at the historic venue, Flatbread Company, originally the Hot Tin Roof, in all its original glory, before it changed ownership later that summer. Flatbread’s owner, Jay Gould, believes passionately in supporting local communities and generously offered to host another Stars + Stripes despite the challenges faced with a pending real estate transaction of the property.  We are so grateful for the show being a true community effort, with support of the Town of Edgartown, new owners of Tin Hangar, Y supporters, and the Stars + Stripes Sponsor Family.

 

To give the venue the send off it deserved, we had Boston’s Magic Man – led by Aquinnah-raised Sam Vanderhoop Lee – topping 2016’s bill fresh off a breakout debut album and US tours alongside previous Stars + Stripes headliners Walk The Moon and MS MR.  Supporting we had the newest Neon Gold superstars Tigertown – making their Stars +Stripes debut all the way from Sydney, Australia plus Los Angeles’ breakout stars XYLØ and local favorites Crooked Coast. The show is 21+, but secure a very limited number of 18+ tickets for exclusive use by our sponsors as a special thank you for their patronage.

 

In 2015, thanks to our incredible line-up, over 750 attendees and 60 family sponsors, we had a sold out show and raised over $120,000 for the YMCA Financial Assistance and Community Outreach program.Stars + Stripes 2015 Shirts corrected

 

Furthering the YMCA’s impact on Island youth, every year two local teens from Alex’s Place Teen Center are given the opportunity of a lifetime to share a bill with their heroes and open the show! Alex’s Place currently engages 400 teens annually, over 50% of whom are non-Y members able to attend thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

 

“We are so grateful for the joy and relationships that the Island’s afforded us, from our summer’s growing up on the island to the present day, and we feel lucky and honored to find ourselves in a position to support the community through a celebration of our passion for music. By raising  much needed funds for the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard that does so much for the local year round population, we hope to take steps towards giving back to the Island that’s given us so much and hope you’ll join us in this pursuit.”  

~ Stars + Stripes Festival founders Derek Davies and Lizzy Plapinger

 

 

 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 SPONSORS without whom we wouldn’t be able to make such an incredible impact on Island youth and families.

 

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2015 STARS + STRIPES FESTIVAL

 

To celebrate a very special FIFTH ANNIVERSARY for Stars + Stripes, we put together a greatest hits of sorts for 2015, bringing back two of the most memorable acts from the show’s five year run.

 

Topping the bill, we had Stars + Stripes 2013 headliners WALK THE MOON, currently riding high on the Hot 100 with the crossover hit of the summer in “SHUT UP & DANCE.”

 

Joining them was our golden girl ALEX WINSTON, who first graced the S+S stage in 2012.

 

Rounding out the bill, we were pleased to welcome two brand new faces at Stars + Stripes as NYC’s ASTR heated up the dance floor in the direct support slot, and Chicago’s SANTAH kicked things off early, both in their Martha’s Vineyard debuts.

 

All photos graciously taken and donated by Peter Simon.

 

2014 STARS + STRIPES FESTIVAL

 

We were blessed with three amazing headliners, each worthy of topping the marquee in their own right.  First up on stage was Neon Gold’s newest golden girl Charli XCX, who has currently got the number one song in the country, sitting pretty atop the Hot 100 with Iggy Azalea on their worldwide hit single “Fancy.”

 

Then our very own Lizzy Plapinger and her band MS MR took the stage, riding high on the success of their alternative radio smash, “Hurricane”, fresh off performances on some of the world’s biggest stages at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Glastonbury and many more in the past year.

 

Bookending the night were two more acts close to our hearts, as Great Caesar  started things off early, and Stars + Stripes alumni The Knocks closed out the night with their party-starting disco vibes.

 

Furthering the YMCA’s impact on Island youth, three local teens were given the opportunity of a lifetime to share a bill with their heroes. Three Island teens from Alex’s Place, MVRHS freshmen Kasey Stevenson and Tessa Whitaker, and Liam Weiland opened the night with their stellar performances.  Alex’s Place currently engages 400 teens annually, over 50% of whom are non-Y members able to attend thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

 

Check out these clips from our 2014 Stars + Stripes Festival!

 

 

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