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Let's save Al Ras Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

Al Ras is the oldest festival of American roots music in Spain (currently it is the only one). Al Ras has hosted musicians like Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Jean-Marie Redon, Hanneke Cassel ... Help us to keep alive the festival: Let's save Al Ras!

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The Al Ras Festival reaches its 14th edition after years of great difficulty and with little aid. The effort of local bluegrass musicians, with the help of fans and volunteers, has kept the festival in a high musical level, despite virtually no money for its organization. But we can not go on like this: this year we intend to demonstrate that it is possible to make a superb festival of acoustic American roots music, the only one of its specialty left in Spain, keeping and improving musically, with guest musicians from the U.S. and the best local bands and the Spanish state. We need help from American music fans to keep the festival alive.


The money will go entirely to the expenses needed to carry out the festival:

-Rental of equipment and sound technician.

-Help Travel and fees of an American band (The Hillbilly Gypsies).

-Help Travel and fees of an European / Spanish band (outside Catalonia) (band to be confirmed)

-A minimum wage / symbolic for local musicians (5/6 bands)

-Poster printing costs, insurance, gasoline for volunteers, etc..

If the initial amount is exceeded, the money be used for the recruitment of another musician / international group: ** We can get a spectacular Al Ras edition! **


Online downloads will be ready after the summer. The physical rewards (posters, t-shirts, bags) will be delivered when the festival is held in November 2014.

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#02 / Gracias a todos. Comunicado del Festival

Hello everyone. As you know, Al Ras has achieved the goal of crowdfunding in Verkami to benefit the festival. Yee-haw!

Thanks to the contributions and support of the friends and fans of our great bluegrass family from around the world, Al Ras will go on: we will remain a modest festival, but with high artistic aspirations and accomplishing the goals we aimed for when we started the crowdfunding: to pay a minimum fee to the musicians and technicians, to bring musicians from outside of Catalonia and Spain, and to start working on the next edition without uncertainty about what will happen next year.

We are already preparing the rewards for our patrons (we would like to reward you widely: if you come to the festival, please identify yourself to pick up your shirts and posters, or simply to have the… read more

#01 / Nuevas recompensas + ¡Ya tenemos 1/3 del objetivo!

Hemos añadido dos nuevas recompensas:


Por sólo 5 euros más que la recompensa de 15, además de la descarga DE LUXE, te llevas 4 tickets de bebida (cerveza o refresco), para que no pases sed el día del festival!!!

50€ (2ª edición)

Debido al éxito, hemos añadido 5 recompensas más de 50 euros (ya estaban agotadas!!). Además, a todos los mecenas de esta categoría (1ª y 2ª edición), os prometemos que caerán algunos tickets de bebida como complemento a la recompensa, como agradecimiento por vuestro apoyo!!!

Hemos superado ya el primer tercio del objetivo. Si conseguimos mantener el ritmo vamos a tener una edición de Al Ras increíble, además de asegurarnos la continuidad. Por favor, seguid corriendo la voz y compartiendo el proyecto.

Gracias a todos!

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