WMC Fest aims to be the premiere design and music festival in the midwest. Three days and 70+ performances from August 16-18. We’ve got until June 5 to raise $7,000 on our Kickstarter. We recommend pledging at least $50 because you get various rewards such as $200 in design resources, tickets to the festival, t-shirts, limited edition posters, etc. Go here to make a pledge and choose your reward. If we do not reach our goal, we do not get any of the funds! You can help us reach our goal.
WMC: How We Got Here
My name is Jeff Finley, and I’m an artist with a vision. In 2010, I woke up with the compelling urge to start my own fest. At the time, I had been going to other punk rock fests to satisfy my musical passion while hitting up events like SXSW to fuel inspiration for my career as a designer. I was also inspired by the DIY nature of my friends, who played in bands and pursued their own creative side projects. They created their own way of making a living as an artist. They were weapons of mass creation.
I longed for an event in my own hometown that was NOT expensive, yet still catered to those three passions: Music, art, and entrepreneurship. What would a weapon of mass creation do? They would defy the hand they’re dealt. Continue Reading