Stars + Stripes Festival 2016                                    

Saturday, July 2

                                     

7 pm to late


Flatbread Company

 

To purchase tickets and shirts click here:

www.starsstripes16.brownpapertickets.com 

 

Ages 21+

 

 

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This year we are celebrating the final concert at this historic venue in all its original glory, before it changes ownership later this summer. Flatbread’s owner, Jay Gould, believes passionately in supporting local communities and has generously offered to host another Stars + Stripes this year despite the challenges faced with a pending real estate transaction of the property.  We are so grateful for this year’s 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.

 

Here to give the venue the send off it deserves, we have Boston’s Magic Man – led by Aquinnah-raised Sam Vanderhoop Lee – topping this year’s bill fresh off a breakout debut album and US tours alongside previous Stars + Stripes headliners Walk The Moon and MS MR.  Supporting we’ve got our 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. This year’s show is again 21+, but we’ve been able to secure a very limited number of 18+ tickets for exclusive use by our sponsors as a special thank you for your patronage.

 

Last year, 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

 

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VIP Appreciation Pre-Party

Friday, July 1 

6 pm

Home of Jack Davies and Kay Kendall

Barbecue and Drinks with the bands

 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

STARS + STRIPES STRONG FAMILIES FUND

Shouldn’t their best memories include you?

 

To become a Stars + Stripes Sponsor,

  • Make your donation in one  of the amounts below by clicking the “Make a Donation” link, or
  • Mail your donation toYMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Attn: Financial Development, 111R Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road,Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
  • RSVP by completing a VIP Sponsor Survey –  www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWXNZ3X

 

BEYOND GOLD SPONSOR

$15,000  Grants 30 deserving families year-long Y memberships and vital support services like After School care, Learn to Swim lessons, Swim Team, and Teen Center.  This is our most exclusive and exciting sponsorship opportunity.  

You will receive a VIP Package including:

    • Framed Stars + Stripes poster signed by all the artists
    • Dinner for two at the Beach Plum Inn and Food
    • 8 VIP Stars + Stripes passes with access to VIP area 
    • 8 official Stars + Stripes T-shirts or Tanks
    • Island treats!

 

NEON SPONSOR

$10,000  Grants over 20 children a chance to make life-long friends and memories for 3 weeks at Y Camp Terra Mare.

You will receive a VIP Package including:

    • Stars + Stripes poster signed by all the artists
    • 7 VIP Stars + Stripes passes with access to VIP area 
    • 7 official Stars + Stripes T-shirts or Tanks
    • Island treats!

 

GOLD SPONSOR

$5,000  Grants 10 deserving 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 receive a VIP Package including:

      • 6 VIP Stars + Stripes passes with access to VIP area with complimentary drinks and Flatbread organic pizza and salad for the first 45 minutes
      • 6 official Stars + Stripes T-shirts or Tanks
      • Island treats!

 

SILVER SPONSOR

$3,000  Grants a day of safe and healthy activities for over 250 Island families annually at Healthy Kids Day. 

You will receive a VIP Package including:

      • 5 VIP Stars + Stripes passes with access to VIP area with complimentary drinks and Flatbread organic pizza and salad for the first 45 minutes
      • 5 official Stars + Stripes T-shirts or Tanks
      • Island treats!

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

$1,500  Grants 5 youth and teens group training and wellness sessions to help promote healthy and positive lifestyles.

You will receive a VIP Package including:

      • 4 VIP Stars + Stripes passes with access to VIP area with complimentary drinks and Flatbread organic pizza and salad for the first 45 minutes
      • 4 official Stars + Stripes T-shirts or Tanks
      • Island treats!

 

All STARS + STRIPES 2016 SPONSORS also receive:

    • Invitation to VIP Appreciation Pre-Party on Friday evening, July 1st at THE HOME OF JACK DAVIES AND KAY KENDALL in Chilmark, the bands and the Stars + Stripes team
    • Recognition on the Y Stars + Stripes website by sponsorship level
    • Prominently featured on the Y Donor Board as Stars + Stripes Strong Families Fund donor
    • Tax deductible donation minus the value of the goods received
    • Annual Y donors are listed in the Annual Report, Donor Boards and featured in donor relations pieces with supporter stories in Y newsletters

 

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 2015 SPONSORS without whom we wouldn’t be able to make such an incredible impact on Island youth and families.

 

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BEYOND GOLD SPONSOR

 

Jack Davies and Kay Kendall

 Shelley and Allan Holt

 

NEON SPONSOR

 

Sarah and Bob Nixon

Susan and Jim Swartz

 Natasha and Dirk Ziff

 

GOLD SPONSOR

 

Ann and Honorable Donald Brown

 Lisa Collis and Mark Warner

Julie and Robin Graham

 Kristine and Robert Higgins

Nancy Kramer and Christopher Celeste

Cassie Murray and Bill Plapinger

Gabriela and Doug Smith

 

SILVER  SPONSOR

 

 Adrienne and Peter Barris

Nina and David Fialkow

Ellen and Richard Muglia

David Murphy

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

 

Allan Arffa and Kay Matschullat

Sue and Rex Bailey

 Betty and Michael Bailey

Bonnie and Merle Berger

Eric and Sheryl Berke

Karin and David Brown

Iris Capobianco

Marcy and Neil Cohen

Caroline  Croft

Moira Cullen

Julian Fialkow

Olivia Fialkow

Julie Flanders

Lisa and Gary Foster

Jennifer and Scott Frank

John Freedman

Nancy and Richard Gould

Brett Hellerman

Marina Kalb and David Feinberg

Willee and Finlay Lewis

Rob Liberatore

Deborah and Richard Lochridge

Christina Lurie

Joan and James Malkin

Liza and Steve May

Patricia Morgan

Sheila and Chris Morse

Kathy Mullens

Mary and Sherif Nada

Nancy and Chuck Parrish

Jill and Alan Rappaport

Ron Rappaport and Jane Kaplan

Jennifer and Richard Schifter

Susan Shapiro  and Andy Magdanz

Felice Shapiro and Bill Cress

Sharon Siegel and Arnie Spevack

Lisa and John Stout

Mimi and Marc Tabah

Richard Thompson

The Lookout Tavern, Ocean View and Fish Bones Bar and Grille

Christine Varney and  Tom Graham

Mary and Jerome Vascellaro

Lorraine and Christopher Wallace

Leone and Guy Webster

Lynne Williams

Wendee Wolfson

Elizabeth and Adam Zoia

 

 

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.

 

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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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