Schedule, Lineup, Charities & More!

Hello everybody!

If you’ve only been checking the website, you might wonder what’s going on over here at Lost City HQ.  For more frequent updates, visit our Facebook page, and if you are interested in updates on start times the day of the festival, follow us on twitter.

Schedule & Lineup
Barring any minor tweaks or chances, you can now find the entire written schedule here.  It includes links to Facebook events for all of the shows (including our master event), plus links to pages for all of the artists.  You can also find a list of all 70+ performers on our lineup page.  There, you’ll find performance times and venues, as well as streaming links for (almost) every performer.  So much music for only $10!  (Hint, buy your very own all-access wristband!)

As many of you know, this entire festival is a not-for-profit endeavor.  My planning team and I have spent hundreds of hours organizing the festival, all the bands are performing for free, and all the shows are being run by 30+ wonderful volunteers.  All of this free time is because we care about young people having access to music education.  All proceeds from the festival will benefit Madison Music Makers, the Madison Area Music Association and Girls Rock Camp Madison.  That means your paid admission will make a direct impact on the youth of Madison, continuing the tradition of local music giving back to the community.  Proceeds given to Madison Music Makers and the Madison Area Music Association will help provide music equipment and supplies, and proceeds given to Girls Rock Camp Madison will help provide scholarships to kids who can not afford to attend otherwise.

Over at Mine All Mine Records, we’ve been interviewing bands playing the festival to get a sense of what they’re all about.  Check the sidebar for links to each interview, or head over to  Expect more daily as we get closer to the festival.

John Praw & the Lost City Planning Crew

Price Change: See ALL Festival Shows For Only $10!

You read correctly!  With the addition of a partner (the wonderful people at Murfie), we are proud to announce that we are lowering the price of our complete festival wristbands to $10.  This means that you can see all of our 14 (or so) shows for only ten bucks!

If you were thinking of seeing even two shows that weekend, you’d get your money’s worth.  Since the festival is completely for charity, we think it’s important to make it as accessible as possible.  We hope you’ll agree that $10 for complete access to all of our shows, featuring over 70 bands, is one helluva deal.

Were you one of the early adopters to already buy your wristbands?  Don’t worry!  We’ll be contacting you shortly to refund the extra or offer you an extra wristband (your choice).

John Praw & the Lost City Planning Crew

About The Venues (And Our Sponsor!)

Hello again!

In the last week since officially announcing the festival, things have been sort of crazy.  First of all, the response to the festival has been exciting.  We’ve gotten lots of great ideas and feedback on where we are and where we should go.  Thanks to those of you who have started following and sharing our updates on facebook!  We also have a twitter account (for updating you on artist start times), an an official mailing list.

Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the Lost City Music Festival 2012 now has an official sponsor!  Murfie, a unique new music market built in the heart of Madison, has generously offered to help cover our costs and partner with us in this endeavor.  More importantly, Murfie is dedicated to helping us give back to the community.   Though we were avoiding a sponsor initially, Murfie is really interested in working toward making this festival a success – we really appreciate their earnest enthusiasm.  Expect more information on this partnership, but for now, expect to see plenty of Murfie folks volunteering at the festival.  Check them out on facebook, and their website.

Now, without further ado, check out the venues at this year’s Lost City Music Festival!

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