GigFunder Launch

May 8, 2012

I'm happy to announce the launch of GigFunder! We are a small, bootstrapped team based here in Chicago!

Music fans across the nation now have the opportunity to influence which concerts come to their town with today’s launch of, the world’s first crowd-funded tour site that allows dedicated fans to raise funds to send their favorite bands on the road. is a unique way for bands to raise money to tour while fulfilling fans’ dreams of live performances by their favorite acts.

Any type of artist can register on GigFunder—including bands, comedians, magicians, DJs and speakers—making it a tremendous resource for acts that need a little extra funding before hitting the road. By simply registering on the site, artists can notify fans that they’re taking pledges and are ready to visit towns across American once the fundraising goal is reached. In addition, fans can proactively contact their favorite artists and request that they sign up with GigFunder for funding.

GigFunder is completely risk-free for consumers, as they won’t be charged anything if the tour they contributed to does not receive full funding. If the campaign is successful, the money for the tour goes straight to the artist. All payments are made via PayPal. Campaigns are limited to 30 days to allow artists time between accepting money for a successful campaign, booking a show, and getting there.