As a small community, we fight an uphill battle for legitimacy.
We've proven ourselves through membership. The Dieselpunks network now has over 5,000+ registered members across the 'net and ten times as many regular visitors. We’ve proven ourselves through support. In 2014, we became one of the fastest Kickstarter fundraisers ever to reach its target goal. The next step towards building our community is live participation.
On August 1st, our first official event is taking place in Philadelphia at the Jazz Age on the Delaware Roaring Twenties Party.
Thanks to the efforts of our community, we’ll have a full day’s worth of live music, dancers, vintage vendors & entertainment, a classic car & bike show, a cigar lounge, costumes, a pie baking contest, food, drinks, and classic cocktails provided by our local speakeasies.
The event is open to the public, family-friendly, and will be taking place on the grounds of the historic Glen Foerd mansion. Gatsby would be proud!
To succeed, we need to show the Glen Foerd that this is an event worth backing. To do so, we need you to treat this event as your own and make a lot of noise! Join us at the event, share us on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends and family about us. Do everything you can to shout it from the rooftops. We may only have one shot at it.
As our first official event, I’m making great efforts to ensure the quality will be professional and unforgettable. By my side will be Natanya DiBona, event coordinator behind the international Dîner en Blanc. We also have the support of the Historical Society, the vintage community, outstanding coverage by the local television and print media, and… you!
Pre-order tickets are super-important. Not only are they significantly cheaper, but as a first-time event, we need to know how many people to expect so we have an appropriate amount of food, drink, staff, and creature comforts on hand. Use the promo code JAZZAGESTYLE15 at http://www.jazzageonthedelaware.com/tickets/ to pre-order your discount tickets.
We also have volunteer slots available. If you don’t mind helping for a shift, we’ll thank you with a free general admission ticket and free food & drink. Some of our free 10’ x 10’ vendor tents are also available for vintage artists, makers, musicians, and crafters. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
We have the means, the heart, and the opportunity to raise our community to the next level. If you love the jazz age as much as I do, and you want to see more dieselpunk in the real world, lend me your support on August 1st. We may not have another chance.
For the future,