September 18th, 2012


Dollar Per Bass Head 2012Hello, and welcome to one of my favorite parts of Bassnectar Land: our $/BH project!!!!

This is something we designed to enourage everyone to think outside the tight circles of their immediate friends and family, make a contribution to other people, and give back to the communities around you in creative, meaningful ways. I decided back in 2010 that as long as I continue to tour, I will donate one dollar of every single ticket sold to a Bassnectar show in North America towards making some kind of positive social impact. I have a huge team who helps me with this, and we hope you are inspired to get involved.

So today we are kicking off another “Dollar Per Bass Head Election”. If you recall from our past campaigns, we highlight several organizations, charities, or community projects which we think deserve support, and we encourage you to help us choose how to give the donations. Here’s how it works:

1. We collect and donate one dollar for every ticket sold, and send it to Air Traffic Control, a non profit organization that helps artists optimize their opportunities for social contribution.

2. We then set aside the money in blocks of $50,000 – $100,000, and present a selection of different organizations that are doing amazing things to empower education, health, or community. You can learn about the organizations, what they do and how, and see how you can get involved if you are interested. This is not only a great way to give back, but it is also an awesome way to meet new friends, and to explore life OUTSIDE of the party.

3. We hold a vote at to place the organizations in order of preference.

This time around we will be donating $100,000 of the funds raised and we are asking you to vote on 4 charities that are close to our hearts and making a positive social impact in the world. The organization that receives the most votes will receive $50,000, the 2nd will receive $25,000, the 3rd will receive $15,000 and the 4th will receive $10,000. Voting is open through until end of day Friday Sep 21st.

In a sense this is your money, as you paid for it when you bought a ticket, so we want you to feel like you are as much a part of this as possible! Please take a moment to read through a description of each nonprofit. We encourage you to visit their websites and get involved if their ideas speak to you. At the end of the gallery, vote for your favorite. Thanks!



12 Responses to “DOLLAR PER BASS HEAD 2012”
  1. ChocoCatSF says:

    In the future please consider the The Nine Lives Foundation of Redwood City when choosing charities, thanks!!

  2. I really like that you are doing the dollar per bass head = awesome!

  3. gustavo says:

    Right on for sharing the surplus of your success!

  4. Phil Draper says:

    Lakeside Waldorf school (google: lakeside school in upstate ny) is a non profit well deserving of your donations!

  5. Phil Draper says: The vision of Lakeside School is to create a school community at Black Kettle Farm where birth through grade three Waldorf education and biodynamic farming come together so children and their families can participate in education, the arts, movement, agricultural cycles, and stewardship of the land.Lakeside School’s mission is to:
    • Honor and protect childhood
    • Allow children to develop in their own time and
    at their own pace
    • Instill a life-long love of learning
    • Foster a love of nature and the arts, respect for
    others, and the world around us
    • Prepare children to meet the world in an engaged and
    positive way

  6. justsaying says:

    “Democracy Now” is definitely what we should be voting for. This program can bring to light important organizations that need help. Also, is seems that the listeners have deep pockets and active political stances if they are the ones paying for entire program.

  7. Janee D says:

    I believe in ” a home within.” As a social worker that previously worked with foster children, I have found that so many children are in need of guidance and attention. Unfortunately, local and state governments fail to offer necessary funding for these services.

  8. S'mosa says:

    Science rules! There are so many scientists working towards a better future who need monetary support! Why are we only voting on political activists? Education and fields such as physics and chemistry will pave the future of the Earth; you out of all people should realize this!

  9. Jayme says:

    Youth Science Institute of the bay area!

  10. spiral122 says:

    I visited the free press website and AT&T is blocking Facetime? So glad I’m with Verizon.

  11. the naked chef says:

    I support rescue mission soup kitchens.

  12. David Bowman says:

    Elephants and human rights my big deals. Did you know that last year worldwide 25,000 elephants were brutally slaughtered for their ivory tusks?Please band and boycott ivory products.I I typed that here is because many of you are in fact musicians yourselves and when or if you purchase a traditional pianoforte or harpsichord please consider the elephant who should have lived to a grand age of 70 to 85 years shouldn’t be part of the keys you depress to make art the art of music.I as a member of Amnesty International want to free Pussy Riot I just love saying and typing that.The oppressive verdict and sentencing in and of a kangaroo court if any court fits this definition.Then this has to be the posterchild for oppressive activites through fear and hatred of others that are deemed strange or unusual to a general majority. The russian judicial system is far beyond corrupt and cowtows to the Russian orthodox church.This behavior as a civilized(sort of) society is not acceptable whatsoever.So please I ask you to think about others beside yourselves.You can change the world for the betterment of our children and their descendants as well here on this Gaian rock three doors down from the livf giving star..the all starts with even the smallest jester of compassion.

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