Young & Sick and Goldflyer have announced a “Golden Ticket” Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art fundraiser working with ten of the country’s most iconic independent music venues and NIVA (National Independent Venue Association). Goldflyer is a fundraising initiative put together by Neon Gold Records, Venue Group and All Things Go, in collaboration with NIVA, and the following independent venues: 9:30 Club, Bowery Ballroom, EXIT/IN, First Avenue, The Independent, Mohawk, The Metro, Neumos, Tipitina’s, and The Troubadour.
Starting, Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. EDT, fans and collectors can place bids to win a series of extremely limited Young & Sick-designed NFT crypto art with a special “Golden Ticket” component, specifically designed for the venue. Each venue’s 1 of 1 NFT piece comes with a “Golden Ticket”, granting them VIP access and exclusive perks to future concerts and events. Additional details for each venue will be available at the auction launch. Many of the venues have never made a “Golden Ticket” available before, so it is a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In addition to the ten unique Non-Fungible Tokens, aka “1/1 NFTs”, depicting each participating venue, there will also be a series of open edition collectible NFT pieces, available for a limited time, allowing a broader audience to support the cause. The collection has been lovingly brought to life by animator Joe Motion, and Goldflyer will be collaborating with Offsetra on this activation to ensure this is a carbon-neutral drop.
The fundraiser directly benefits the 10 historic institutions as well as the National Independent Venue Foundation, which raises money to assist independent live music venues still struggling due to the ongoing challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Independent Venue Foundation supports a transparent, competitive marketplace serving a diverse and inclusive community of artists, fans, and industry workers.
ely with an artist to launch an NFT series. This NFT activation pairs one-of-a-kind NFT artwork with premium, unprecedented, real-world experiences.
All of the exclusive independent venue NFTs were created by renowned designer Young & Sick (Nick van Hofwegen); a touring musician and trailblazer in the NFT-space whose debut collection recently grossed over $1,000,000 on Nifty Gateway in March 2021. Preview the NFT art collection on MakersPlace. The auction accepts both credit cards and cryptocurrency and takes place on MakersPlace, the digital art marketplace known for facilitating and co-presenting the record-breaking $69 million Beeple sale with Christie’s. MakersPlace is also home to NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes’ $3.7 million NFT drop, as well as successful music drops with 3LAU and RAC.
The Golden Ticket NFT art auction will be celebrated with a Clubhouse launch party and a closing event on Friday 4.9.