We’re quickly coming up onto one of the biggest music festivals of the year, Vans Warped Tour 2013. Bands, fans, charities and organizations come together through the power of music to bring awesome and memorable entertainment. This year though, one new organization in particular may catch the attention of many, especially fans of August Burns Red. As many know, frontman Jake Luhrs has founded a non-profit group called HeartSupport. Designed as a community to encourage, inspire and bring a message of hope, HeartSupport have been added to Vans Warped Tour. Currently, the group is looking to raise $5000 before the nationwide, summer long tour begins on June 15th.
So how can you help?
In the vein of KickStarter, HeartSupport have set up a reward based method of raising the amount need before tour. So here’s the proposed breakdown and rewards:
$5 – Become an official HeartSupport member and receive our newsletter PLUS exclusive news and discounts on all merch items!
$25 – Gift Pack (Stickers, button pack, wristband) + HeartSupport membership
$50 – T-Shirt + Stickers + Wristband + HeartSupport Short Film Series + HeartSupport membership
$75 – Host a bible study at Warped Tour or via Skype with Jake + HeartSupport membership
$100 – Invite to an exclusive pre-warped tour google hangout with Jake + T-shirt + HeartSupport Short Film Series + HeartSupport membership
$200 – Skip the line at the HeartSupport tent to meet Jake + T-Shirt + Stickers + HeartSupport membership.
$300 – Have lunch with Jake at Warped Tour (this is dependent on Jake’s schedule/show time) + T-Shirt + Stickers + HeartSupport Short Film Series + HeartSupport membership
$500 – Spend either the morning or afternoon with Jake at any Vans Warped Tour Date of your choice (this is dependent on Jake’s schedule/show time) + T-Shirt + Special one on one skype call with Jake after Warped Tour + HeartSupport membership
$1000 – Spend either the morning or afternoon with Jake at any Vans Warped Tour Date of your choice (this is dependent on Jake’s schedule/show time) + Special one on one skype call with Jake after Warped Tour + one of EVERY ITEM in HeartSupport’s merch store + HeartSupport membership.
“All funds will aid in purchasing new merchandise (exclusive to Vans Warped Tour) and the HeartSupport tent” explains Jake. If you want a bit more information, you can watch a full video here from Mr. Luhrs himself. At the HeartSupport tent, Jake as well as Blessthefall’s Beau Bokan will be doing signings, with Beau also selling some merch from his clothing line, Golden Heart Shine Forever. If you’d like the opportunity to get a signing, meet the guys, support the group or pick up some new gear, you’re encouraged to check the HeartSupport Twitter and Facebook page every day for signing times.
Support a good cause while you’re out jamming this summer, and have some fun at this year’s Warped Tour, featuring HeartSupport.