Q: What do you do when a rash of teen suicides infects your old high school?
A: Start a charity that supports music programs there.
Q: What do you do when that charity starts to work and needs money to operate?
A: Throw an annual Rock n’ Roll carnival in your backyard with great music, comedy, and art and then invite everyone you know to come and hang and donate money.
Q: What do you do when the kids you’re supporting graduate from high school and your programs are successful?
A: Set up college scholarships and expand as fast as you can.Start spreading the music from coast to coast and set up Musack programs wherever kids need them. So far that includes Los Angeles, Compton, Appalachia, Haiti, Cuba, Alaska, Australia,Tampa, Oakland, Chattanooga, and Native American reservations across the Southwest US.
Q: So why are we sending all this information to you?
A: Well, every year for 8 years in LA, we've hosted a casual backyard fundraising mini-Coachella experience that is unlike any other event for the performers and the attendees - all for a great cause. We want you to help! We want to magically turn your participation into cold hard cash that makes music happen for Musack kids while showcasing your brand. It'll be an amazingly gratifying and fun experience. What are you waiting for!?
600+ attendees from an invite-only list
VIP guest experience
Artist only areas
Tables, tents, and power available
Picnic style atmosphere
10 hours of music, art, and comedy
Silent auction of unique experiences, art, and exclusive music memorabilia
Set in a big park-like backyard in the middle of Los Angeles's Hancock Park neighborhood, the Rock n' Roll Carnival always features a full day of amazing bands, children’s activities, food, art, and comedy. But it doesn’t happen without our sponsors! Think about it -- you contribute to a one-of-a-kind mini-Coachella, and hundreds of kids get music lessons! We promise this will be one of the funnest, most different-est events you do this year. This is your chance to help get music in the hands and hearts of kids who need it. Help them sing their stories and have a voice. Maybe one of them will become the next Dylan or Hendrix or Ramone or Baez or Bonham or Strummer or Fatboy or Bootsy or Lamar or some crazy hybrid of all of them thanks to you.
The Musack board is made up of mostly comedy writer/producers and we basically invite everyone we know from all the shows we work on and their families – The Simpsons, Family Guy, Silicon Valley, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Homeland, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, etc. etc. - and squeeze them for cash money!
You'll be part of a giant lineup yet to be announced, but check out who's played in the past to get an idea of what to expect:
• Childish Gambino
• She & Him
• The Aquabats!
•The Polyphonic Spree
•Yo La Tengo
• Flavor Flav
•The Wrecking Crew
•The Bird and the Bee
•Jody Stephens Big Star
•DJ Shepard Fairey
•Lol Tolhurst of the Cure
•Mexican Institute of Sound
•& Many More!
$40,000 Guiness World Record Sponsor
$10,000 Rockstar Sponsor
$2,500 VIP Sponsor
$20,000 Solid Gold Headbanger Sponsor
$5,000 Guitar Hero Sponsor
$1,000 Crooner Sponsor
Be a Vendor at the Carnival
In addition to the amazing music, Carnival features food and beverages from LA's favorite eateries and food trucks. Are you one of them? Reserve your spot soon as space is limited.
Donate an Item for Auction or VIP
Musack is also seeking donations for our silent auction, inclusion in VIP gift bags, or gifts to our performers. Limited edition clothing, gear, surf or skateboards, fine art, or other one-of-a-kind finds are just some of the things we’d love to collaborate on.
Call or email us today to get involved.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 866-4412
Musack's mission is to give kids and teens a voice through music by providing guitars, drums, and support for music teachers - wherever the need arises. So many musicians credit their first guitar with saving their lives. We have the chance to provide that guitar. We MAKE MUSIC HAPPEN. We take our cue from Woody Guthrie,
This machine kills Fascists!
This machine…changes lives!
Writer/producer Donick Cary (Simpsons/Parks and Recreation/Silicon Valley) began Musack with a simple vision: raise money to fund musical programs for his hometown high school on Nantucket Island. After a rash of teen suicides on the island Donick thought about how he and his friends got through their teen years. Music. Enter Musack which in 2009 began providing Nantucket’s high schoolers with guitars and music lessons as a way to help them tell their stories. Taking our cue from the kids, we quickly expanded to include drums and other music and arts programs. Our programs then quickly spread to a variety of different locations worldwide.
•1000+ students engaged in 400+ lessons annually
•Guitar, ukulele, drum, fiddle, banjo, and piano students; plus chorale and musical theater support and scholarships
•Programs supported worldwide -Nantucket, Compton, LA, Haiti, Appalachia, Australia, Cuba, Alaska, Chattanooga, Tampa, Native American Southwest, and Oakland... so far.
•Six (and counting) Musack scholarship recipients pursuing music-related degrees
We want to build a community of talented kids around the country that rock, rap, and jam (together or alone) their way to greatness. We want to empower these kids to share their stories via music. And we want you to be a part of it, starting with your contribution to the 2018 Rock n' Roll Carnival.