Music Firsthand is creating Comedians Interviewing Musicians - A Weekly Live Stream Show
18

patrons

$213
per month
We're a passionate group of true fans who love live music and every Tuesday we come together to stream a live show called Comedians Interviewing Musicians.

Kris and Claudia Potrafka wanted to find a creative way to support emerging artists in Austin, TX and because of their love for music and comedy... the weekly show was born. We would love for you to join us on this journey. It will take a community to make it possible and every investment goes to promoting and supporting the great artists that come through the show each week.

Our small and mighty team consists of Claudia (Super Hero), Ben Levy (Producer and Sound Engineer Extraordinaire), Brett Winning (bassist for Fair City Fire!) BeckiJo Neill (Comedian Season 1), Melody Shifflet (Comedian Season 2), Mario Ramirez (The Master-of-All intern), Kris (Everything else no one wants to do), and Macha (Chief of Security). This great team donates their time and skills each week for the love of live music.

The show is filmed from the Potrafka's home studio in downtown East Austin. All of the equipment to make the show possible was made by a personal investment of the Potrafkas. In addition to showcasing the artists to help their exposure, we feed them too! Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday for the artists and team. This is our way of building community and showing our appreciation for the artists.

What started as a personal passion has really started to gain momentum. Soon after the 12th show we actually started getting requests from folks to sit in as a member of the live studio audience AND we had a few requests from local businesses to host it from their location. As of early February we've completed over 27 shows!

We think we have something unique and special so we're building a community of patrons to be a part of the journey. As a member, there are a lot of ways to get involved from as simple as contributing $3/month and being showcased in our credits to getting full VIP access to all our shows for just $50/month - that comes to over 40 private shows for the year including, dinner and drinks, a T-shirt, and meeting all the artists!

With your contribution we can keep the show going and reach a broader audience that gives these great artists more exposure.

The money contributed by our patrons will go towards covering our basic costs of operation, upgrades to our equipment, promoting the show, and paying the staff (they all volunteer their time/skills today).

Check out our video to learn more!

Tiers
I knew them when...!
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
When the artists on our show achieve international fame you will be able to say, "I knew them when..."! As a patron at this tier you will have the proof that you're not just a bandwagon fan because your name will be showcased in the credits at the beginning of each show!
Spotlight!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Welcome to the Spotlight Tier!


You get the benefits of the 'I knew them when Tier' PLUS...

Your own spotlight on the show! Is there someone special you want to thank? Congratulate? Wish a happy birthday? Propose?! Send us your spotlight and we'll announce it during the show and post online. It's your very own spotlight each show!

Merch!
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Ohhhh... you get merch at this tier PLUS all the rewards of the lower tiers.


We'll send you a Music Firsthand T-shirt the first month! And then each month afterwards you get one signed copy of a CD or other available merch from your favorite artist that month!

Concert Club!
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
We're glad you love live music as much as we do!
As a Monthly Concert Club member you get...


  • VIP access (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


Be sure and check out the Producer Tier. For just $28 more you get access to all the shows - over 40 shows/year!

Producer!
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this level, we're making you a Producer of the show!


As a Producer you get...

  • VIP access (food, drinks, and behind the scenes access) to all shows! That's nearly 40 shows a year!
  • Recommend a local artist to be featured!
  • Your name included in all our promotions for the show
  • Access to the behind-the-scenes photos and video
  • Private invites throughout the year to Music Firsthand shows
  • Plus, a Music Firsthand T-Shirt
Goals
$213 of $500 per month
When we hit this goal an exclusive digital art poster of the past shows will be sent to all patrons.

Why $500? This goal helps us keep the show operating with our small group of volunteers.
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We're a passionate group of true fans who love live music and every Tuesday we come together to stream a live show called Comedians Interviewing Musicians.

Kris and Claudia Potrafka wanted to find a creative way to support emerging artists in Austin, TX and because of their love for music and comedy... the weekly show was born. We would love for you to join us on this journey. It will take a community to make it possible and every investment goes to promoting and supporting the great artists that come through the show each week.

Our small and mighty team consists of Claudia (Super Hero), Ben Levy (Producer and Sound Engineer Extraordinaire), Brett Winning (bassist for Fair City Fire!) BeckiJo Neill (Comedian Season 1), Melody Shifflet (Comedian Season 2), Mario Ramirez (The Master-of-All intern), Kris (Everything else no one wants to do), and Macha (Chief of Security). This great team donates their time and skills each week for the love of live music.

The show is filmed from the Potrafka's home studio in downtown East Austin. All of the equipment to make the show possible was made by a personal investment of the Potrafkas. In addition to showcasing the artists to help their exposure, we feed them too! Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday for the artists and team. This is our way of building community and showing our appreciation for the artists.

What started as a personal passion has really started to gain momentum. Soon after the 12th show we actually started getting requests from folks to sit in as a member of the live studio audience AND we had a few requests from local businesses to host it from their location. As of early February we've completed over 27 shows!

We think we have something unique and special so we're building a community of patrons to be a part of the journey. As a member, there are a lot of ways to get involved from as simple as contributing $3/month and being showcased in our credits to getting full VIP access to all our shows for just $50/month - that comes to over 40 private shows for the year including, dinner and drinks, a T-shirt, and meeting all the artists!

With your contribution we can keep the show going and reach a broader audience that gives these great artists more exposure.

The money contributed by our patrons will go towards covering our basic costs of operation, upgrades to our equipment, promoting the show, and paying the staff (they all volunteer their time/skills today).

Check out our video to learn more!

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Tiers
I knew them when...!
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
When the artists on our show achieve international fame you will be able to say, "I knew them when..."! As a patron at this tier you will have the proof that you're not just a bandwagon fan because your name will be showcased in the credits at the beginning of each show!
Spotlight!
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Welcome to the Spotlight Tier!


You get the benefits of the 'I knew them when Tier' PLUS...

Your own spotlight on the show! Is there someone special you want to thank? Congratulate? Wish a happy birthday? Propose?! Send us your spotlight and we'll announce it during the show and post online. It's your very own spotlight each show!

Merch!
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Ohhhh... you get merch at this tier PLUS all the rewards of the lower tiers.


We'll send you a Music Firsthand T-shirt the first month! And then each month afterwards you get one signed copy of a CD or other available merch from your favorite artist that month!

Concert Club!
$22 or more per month 0 patrons
We're glad you love live music as much as we do!
As a Monthly Concert Club member you get...


  • VIP access (food, drinks, time with the artists, and live concert) to one show each month. That's 12 intimate concerts a year with special VIP attention from all of us here on the team. Hope you like hugs!


  • Exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes photos and videos


Be sure and check out the Producer Tier. For just $28 more you get access to all the shows - over 40 shows/year!

Producer!
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
At this level, we're making you a Producer of the show!


As a Producer you get...

  • VIP access (food, drinks, and behind the scenes access) to all shows! That's nearly 40 shows a year!
  • Recommend a local artist to be featured!
  • Your name included in all our promotions for the show
  • Access to the behind-the-scenes photos and video
  • Private invites throughout the year to Music Firsthand shows
  • Plus, a Music Firsthand T-Shirt